The Louisville Branch

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Headshot of Seema Sheth, SVP of the St. Louis Fed Louisville Branch

Senior Vice President Seema Sheth leads the Louisville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, serving southern Indiana and western Kentucky. Our staff supervises banks, participates in community development efforts and provides economic education, among other duties.

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Learn about upcoming events and data pertaining to the Louisville Zone.

More about the Louisville Branch

Tara Barney, former CEO of the Evansville Regional Economic Partnership, is committed to finding better ways to connect organizations and talent across southwest Indiana. It’s a passion she brings to the St. Louis Fed’s Louisville Branch board of directors, where she says, “So much of our conversation becomes about how we can empower our regions.”


Board of Directors

The Louisville Branch’s board of directors provides one of the most direct ways for Branch staff to gauge the economic conditions of the area. Representing all parts of the Louisville Zone, the seven members of the board play a major role in helping the St. Louis Fed monitor the economic pulse of the area.

Advisory Councils and Boards

Industry Councils

The St. Louis Fed’s Industry Councils are also a significant part of the conversation. The four councils—Real Estate, Agribusiness, Transportation and Health Care, the last of which is headed by the Louisville regional executive—consist of industry leaders around the District who gather semiannually to discuss business conditions.

Community Development Advisory Council

Executives from organizations throughout the Federal Reserve's Eighth District serve on the Bank’s Community Development Advisory Council. The executives represent nonprofit organizations, financial institutions, universities, government and foundations.

Branch Educator Advisory Boards

Members of the Educator Advisory Boards strengthen the Branch’s connections to schools and universities, and provide feedback about materials and opportunities for teachers.

Outreach & Education

Seema Sheth stands at the front of a room, presenting to an audience.

Senior Vice President and Regional Executive of the Louisville Branch Seema Sheth regularly presents to business and civic groups throughout the Louisville zone to explain the functions of the St. Louis Fed and share insights on the regional economy.

Community Development

The Louisville Branch hosts and sponsors community development events and facilitates partnerships with local and regional nonprofits to ensure fair and equal access to credit for low-income populations.

Economic Education

The economic education staff promotes the teaching and learning of economics and personal finance. By working with advisory boards of local educators, the staff produces online curriculum and other lesson plans to benefit students in the region.

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