Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis picks union leader for board of directors

Article by by Adam Belz at the StarTribune. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis has picked a union leader to join its board of directors. Harry Melander, president of the Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council, was appointed as a new Class C member and will serve a three-year term. He will replace Pentair CEO Randy Hogan, who is retiring from the board.  On Jan. 1, Melander will join MayKao Y. Hang, the chairwoman of the board and CEO of the Wilder Foundation, and Ken Powell, the deputy chairman and CEO of General Mills.

Melander has 25 years of experience representing unions in the construction industry and currently serves as the first vice chair of the Metropolitan Council. His civic participation spans nearly 30 years and multiple organizations in the Fed’s Ninth District, including the St. Paul District Energy Board and Twin City Housing Development Corporation.

The Class C group of directors is appointed by the Federal Reserve Bank system’s Board of Governors in Washington.

Read the article by by  at the StarTribune.