Senior Vice President, Supervision, Regulation, and Credit
Christine Gaffney is a senior vice president for Supervision, Regulation, and Credit. She oversees the consumer and safety and soundness supervision of state member banks and bank holding companies in the Ninth District. She is also responsible for the Bank’s lending to Ninth District depository institutions and for managing the resulting credit risk.
Topics: Bank regulation and oversight
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Vice President, Payments, Standards, and Outreach Group
Guy Berg is a vice president of the Payments, Standards, and Outreach Group. He leads Bank initiatives supporting improvement of the U.S. payments systems, including B2B payment efficiency and payment security. His group also performs payment fraud mitigation and emerging payment technology research, including Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology.
Topics: Payments & FinTech
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Director, Regional Outreach
Joe Mahon is a regional outreach director. Prior to that, he served as a regional economist and as a staff writer and analyst for Bank publications The Region and fedgazette. Mahon’s primary responsibilities involve tracking several sectors of the Ninth District economy—an area that covers Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Montana, and portions of Wisconsin and Michigan—for the Fed. Sectors he follows closely include agriculture, manufacturing, energy, and mining. He holds degrees in economics and journalism from the University of Minnesota.
Topics: The Federal Reserve | Regional economy | National economy
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Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
LuAnne Kinney Pederson
LuAnne is the Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Ethics Counsel in the Law Department, responsible for daily management of the Law Department. Her primary areas of practice are employment law and ethics, but she also provides advice on a wide variety of legal issues. In addition to her responsibilities in the Law Department, she serves as the Bank’s Corporate Secretary with responsibility for supporting the Bank’s board of directors and ensuring proper corporate governance of the Bank. LuAnne received her law degree from William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline) and her undergraduate degree from the College of St. Benedict. She resides in Roseville with her husband and three boys and volunteers for a number of community organizations in Roseville and the broader Twin Cities.
Topics: The Federal Reserve
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Senior Vice President, Technology and Risk Group
Matt Larson is a senior vice president of Information Technology and Risk. In this role, he has responsibility for Ninth District Information Technology, Enterprise Risk, and the Data Privacy function. He oversees the Federal Reserve System National IT functions of Program Assurance and End User Services assigned to the Minneapolis Fed. He assumed this role on January 1, 2018. Throughout his career, Larson has led numerous Federal Reserve System strategic planning and IT financial management committees that have instituted significant change in IT management disciplines and practices throughout the System.
Topics: The Federal Reserve | Risk management | Payments & FinTech
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Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Inclusion
Michael Garrett was named senior vice president with responsibility for Human Resources and Inclusion in October 2017. Michael joined the Bank in 1988 and served in a variety of roles, including vice president over Human Resources, Law Enforcement and Facilities. He also previously led various electronic payments efforts.
Topics: Economic inequality and opportunity
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President and Chief Executive Officer (2016-)
Neel Kashkari took office as president and chief executive officer on January 1, 2016. In this role, he serves on the Federal Open Market Committee, bringing the Fed’s Ninth District’s perspective to monetary policy discussions in Washington. In addition to his responsibilities as a monetary policymaker, Kashkari oversees all operations of the bank, including supervision and regulation, and payments services. He serves on the boards of the Economic Club of Minnesota and the Twin Cities PBS (TPT) President’s Council.
Topics: The Federal Reserve | Monetary policy | Economic inequality and opportunity | Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute
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Manager, Supervision, Regulation & Credit
Steve Powell is the regulatory applications manager in the Supervision, Regulation, and Credit department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, where he oversees the analysis and processing of applications, notices, and other requests filed by financial institutions and individuals. Prior to joining the Supervision, Regulation, and Credit department, Steve worked as a senior attorney in the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Law Department. Steve’s legal work focused on banking supervision and regulation, secured lending, credit and payment system risk, and intellectual property. Steve also teaches contract drafting as an adjunct law professor at the University of Minnesota Law school. He received his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, and studied economics and math at St. John’s University.
Topics: The Federal Reserve
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Senior Vice President & Director of Research
Mark L. J. Wright
Mark L. J. Wright is a senior vice president and director of Research. In this role, he oversees key research efforts and advises the Bank’s president on monetary policy and related matters. Prior to coming to Minneapolis, Wright was a senior economist and research adviser in the Economic Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Topics: The Federal Reserve | Monetary policy | Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute | Economic inequality and opportunity
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First Vice President
Ron J. Feldman
Ron Feldman is first vice president and chief operating officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, where he leads Bank operations, including finance and budgeting, strategic planning, workforce and talent development, and performance against strategic objectives.
Topics: Too Big to Fail | Bank regulation and oversight | Monetary policy
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Vice President & Assistant Director, Economic Analysis
Terry J. Fitzgerald
Terry J. Fitzgerald is a vice president and senior economist in the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. He leads the Economic Analysis Group, which conducts policy-oriented research and produces a wide range of economic and policy analysis for senior bank management, the board of directors, the Federal Reserve System, and the public. Terry also coordinates policy activities across the Research Division, including support for FOMC briefings, presidential speeches and essays, and other initiatives.
Topics: Monetary policy | National economy | Economic inequality and opportunity | The Federal Reserve
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