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Federal Reserve Janet Yellen
to Speak in Rhode Island


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Dr. Sylvia Maxfield, Dean of Providence College School of Business.   

The eyes of the financial world will be on Rhode Island on Friday, May 22, when Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at the Greater Providence Chamber’s annual Economic Outlook Luncheon.

Market analysts will be looking for possible new clues on when the central bank may start raising interest rates, along with the release of April inflation data.

Dr. Sylvia Maxfield is Dean of the Providence College School of Business. She hopes that Yellen will say that she sees signs of rising growth for the U.S. economy and hint at a possible interest rate hike in September.

To speak with Dr. Maxfield directly, please contact Chrissy Centazzo at (401) 340-5710, or   

Meet Our Expert:

Dr. Sylvia Maxfield,
dean, school of business;
At PC since 2012
  • Presidency
  • International economics and economies
  • US economic policy
  • Financial markets and institutions
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Gender and management

Steve Maurano
Associate Vice President for Public Affairs, Community & Government Relations​
(401) 865-2413​

Chrissy Centazzo
Public Affairs, Community & Government
Re​lations Specialist
(401) 865-2413




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