CINCINNATI – The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority is pleased to announce that Darin C. Hall, executive vice president, has been appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Cincinnati Branch Board of Directors. For the past year, Mr. Hall has served as a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Business Advisory Council, a group comprising thought leaders from diverse industries and community development, consumer, and labor organizations throughout the Fourth Federal Reserve District. Members provide data on current economic conditions from the perspective of their organizations, industries, and regions. “I am honored to be newly appointed to the Cleveland Fed’s Cincinnati Branch Board of Directors,” Mr. Hall said. “After working with this institution for more than a year as an advisory council member, I am impressed by its commitment to service and outstanding dedication to the well-being of communities across the Fourth Federal Reserve District,” he said. The Fourth District has branch offices in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, each with its own board of seven directors, three appointed by the Board of Governors and four by the main office board of directors. According to the Cleveland Fed, branch directors serve in an advisory capacity, and their “input into economic discussions and the connections they make to the broader community are important and valuable to the Federal Reserve System.” In addition to the Federal Reserve Cincinnati Branch Board of Directors, Mr. Hall serves on the boards of Local Initiatives Support Corporation of Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky (LISC) and the Cincinnati Development Fund and was named a trustee of the Episcopal Church Foundation of Southwest Ohio. He is a member of United Way’s Tocqueville Society. Mr. Hall joined the Port Authority in 2012 as Vice President of Real Estate, and was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2015 to provide strategic oversight to the quasi-governmental economic development agency and ensure equity, inclusion and fairness permeate the Port Authority’s revitalization work in neighborhoods. 2 Darin leads a seven-person team that makes up the Port Authority’s Neighborhood Revitalization staff. In addition to leading targeted neighborhood revitalization initiatives, Darin has negotiated the acquisition of more than 60 acres of underutilized property and is supervising its redevelopment. Darin has managed the Port Authority Rehab Across Cincinnati and Hamilton County (REACH) program since 2013 – the program is responsible for 18 residential rehabs in the Evanston neighborhood to date – all of which have sold. In Walnut Hills, REACH is actively rehabbing three vacant homes on Morgan Street and creating 9 newly built modular homes in 2017. Prior to joining the Port Authority, Darin served as Director of Real Estate for Sustainable Neighborhood Development Strategies at the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Atlanta Civic Site. In that role, he directed neighborhood transformation with an intentional focus on community engagement, collaboration and investment in key neighborhood assets in order to improve outcomes for vulnerable children and families. Darin worked with culturally diverse residents and partner organizations to undertake these efforts, seeking input and building collaboration for neighborhood improvement. Before his position at Casey Foundation, Hall founded DCH Capital Group to identify funding for businesses and high performing non-profits seeking capital. Hall has served as senior merger & acquisitions analyst for The Coca-Cola Company, and spent nearly a decade in commercial banking with Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan, Bank of Boston, and Wells Fargo. Darin earned a bachelor’s degree in banking and finance from Morehouse College and an MBA from Clark Atlanta University. He is meaningfully involved in a number of community and civic leadership roles and is a graduate of Leadership Cincinnati Class 37.
About the Port Authority: The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority was formed in 2000 to stimulate growth of the regional economy. The Port Authority is an economic development force, partnering with the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, focusing on reutilization and redevelopment of property through catalytic investment. For additional information, please visit http://www.cincinnatiport.org.
About the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland: The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that along with the Board of Governors in Washington DC comprise the Federal Reserve System. Part of the nation’s central bank, the Cleveland Fed participates in the formulation of US monetary policy, supervises banking organizations, provides payment and other services to financial institutions and to the US Treasury, and performs many activities that support Federal Reserve operations Systemwide. The Cleveland 3 Fed, with branches in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, serves an area that comprises Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia. For more information, go to www.clevelandfed.org.