Montana native Casey Winn Lozar is joining the Ninth District Federal Reserve Bank as assistant vice president/regional outreach executive, effective October 15. In this role, working out of the Bank’s Helena Branch, Lozar will lead regional outreach programs in Montana and western North and South Dakota, including stakeholder engagement, economic information gathering, and supporting the Bank’s Center for Indian Country Development and Community Development department initiatives. As a member of the Bank’s Public Affairs department leadership team, he will also be instrumental in shaping effective outreach and economic data-collection strategies throughout the region.
“I am passionate about the work being done by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis to engage with business and community leaders to further strengthen our communities,” said Lozar. “I look forward to helping advance this initiative by leveraging the Fed’s research and analysis to benefit the region’s and tribal communities’ economic development.”
Lozar comes to the Fed with extensive outreach experience and a deep understanding of Indian Country. Most recently he served in the Montana Department of Commerce as division administrator and tribal policy adviser. Previously, he ran the State Tribal Economic Development Commission. Prior to joining Commerce, he served as the chief marketing and development officer for the Notah Begay III Foundation, which champions Native children’s health. He also served as vice president at the American Indian College Fund, where he led resource development efforts. He started his career as a social studies and history teacher.
A Helena resident, Lozar was raised on the Flathead Indian Reservation and is an enrolled member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. He holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College, an M.Ed. from Harvard University, and an MBA from the University of Colorado-Denver.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that, with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System, the nation’s central bank. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is responsible for the Ninth Federal Reserve District, which includes Montana, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, northwestern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis participates in setting national monetary policy, supervises numerous banking organizations, and provides a variety of payments services to financial institutions and the U.S. government.