Digital Dollar Project Adds as it Looks to 2023
Posted by Colin Lambert. Last updated: January 13, 2023
The non-profit organisation Digital Dollar Project (DDP), which has been created to encourage research and public discussion on the potential advantages and challenges of a US central bank digital currency (CBDC), has announced four hires to its policy research and experimentation teams.
Michael Greco joins as policy research director. He joins from a short spell as the government relations policy manager for R3, prior to which he worked for three years at Accenture in government relations. He is also a former staff assistant in the US Senate.
Shaun Ferrari has been named industry engagement and experimentation director. After working for the Federal Reserve in Washington for almost 17 years, Ferrari spent almost six years at payments and supply chain firm Currency Research.
Also joining DDP are Mason Rowley and Katherine Haar. Rowley joins as operations manager, while Haar has been named a DDP fellow in the role of strategy and operations.
“DDP is growing to meet the domestic challenges of varying advances in the international development of central bank digital currencies and these new executives have strategically worked in the middle of central banking, technology, and global money development for decades,” says Jennifer Lassiter, executive director of the Digital Dollar Project. “We are actively engaging with private sector leaders, academia, and policymakers and gearing up for additional experimentation support. This team brings the passion and talent needed to aid leaders as CBDC research continues in the US and develops abroad.”