Ramin Cherafat was appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Economic Advisory Council on Jan. 1. 2022. Mr. Cherafat is chief executive officer of McCownGordon Construction, a Kansas City, Missouri-based general contractor, and has more than 25 years’ experience in the construction industry.

Mr. Cherafat currently is the board chair for the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. He also is a member of the board of The Civic Council of Greater Kansas City and the Metropolitan Community College Foundation, and the board of trustees for the University of Missouri-Kansas City and The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art.

Mr. Cherafat has a B.S. in construction management from Kansas State University and an MBA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.