As Regional Executive for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Matt Martin’s responsibilities include leadership of the Charlotte branch as well as Community Development, Economic Education, and Financial Institution Outreach across the Federal Reserve’s 5th District - a region that includes the Carolinas, Virginia, DC, Maryland, and parts of West Virginia. He joined the Charlotte Branch as regional economist in 2006. In that role, his responsibilities included analyzing regional economic conditions, as well as developing relationships with and educating the region's diverse constituents on the work of the Federal Reserve and the Richmond Fed.
Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Martin worked as an economist for Moody's Economy.com. Other professional experience includes analyst with the Congressional Budget Office and faculty member at Kent State University where he taught courses in macroeconomics, money and banking, and economic history.
Financial literacy and economic education are important issues to both the Federal Reserve and to Mr. Martin. In keeping with those priorities, his community involvement includes service on the boards of North Carolina Council on Economic Education, South Carolina Economics, and the Board of Advisors for the Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte. He also serves on the boards of Community Link and Charlotte Bridge Home.
A Pennsylvania native, Mr. Martin earned a B.S. degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and after military service, earned his Ph.D. from the University of Delaware.