Jerry L. Jordan was President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland for eleven years. He served as a Member of President Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisors in the first two years, and also was a Member of the U.S. Gold Commission. He served as Chief Economist for two commercial banks and as Dean and Professor of economics at the University of New Mexico. Jordan began his professional career at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, where his last position was Senior Vice President and Director of Research. On leave of absence from the St. Louis Fed, he served in 1971-72 as a consultant to the Deutsche Bundesbank in Frankfurt, W. Germany.
Professionally, he is a Member of the Mont Pelerin Society, a Senior Fellow of the Fraser Institute, and President of the Pacific Academy for Advanced Studies. Also, he is a past President and Director of the National Association of Business Economists and former Director of the Western Economic Association. Jordan holds a Ph.D. in economics from UCLA and honorary doctorates from Denison University, Capital University and Universidad Francisco Marroquin.