While it is common for CEOs to serve on community and industry boards as part of their outreach efforts, it is unusual for an airport CEO to helm a federal bank advisory council. Philadelphia International Airport CEO Chellie Cameron has accomplished just that, having recently been appointed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia to be Chair of its Economic and Community Advisory Council (ECAC).
The ECAC is a committee that informs the Bank’s senior leadership team about emerging issues and market conditions in the Third Federal Reserve District and nationwide. As Chair of the council, Cameron will lead up to 15 leaders representing businesses of varying sizes and in different industry sectors as well as nonprofit organizations, philanthropic organizations, academic institutions, the public sector, and organized labor. The ECAC extends partnerships with organizations from the private and public sectors and fosters greater integration and collaboration to have a broader impact on the Third Federal Reserve District and to encourage economic growth.
Cameron has led a notable career as a finance professional. In 2019, she was named among Bond Buyer’s “Trailblazing Woman in Public Finance”, a role that earned her the moniker of “Skyblazer” in her editorial feature. She is a certified public accountant in the Commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Virginia, and worked in finance throughout her career in aviation.
Cameron serves on numerous international, national and local boards and advisory groups. Her leadership roles in the airport industry and local community reflect her passion for the role airports play in connecting communities with the world, growing local economies, and developing diverse and inclusive employee teams.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia helps formulate and implement monetary policy, supervises state member banks, bank holding companies, and savings and loan holding companies, and provides financial services to depository institutions and the federal government. It is one of the 12 regional Reserve Banks that, together with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia serves eastern and central Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware.