Federal Reserve System



Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Twentieth Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20551

Phone, 202-452-3000. Internet, http://www.federalreserve.gov.

Board of Governors

Chairman Ben S. Bernanke

Vice Chair (vacancy)

Members Susan Schmidt Bies, Donald L. Kohn, Randall S. Kroszner, Mark W. Olson, Kevin M. Warsh


Director, Division of Board Members Michelle A. Smith

Congressional Liaison Winthrop P. Hambley

General Counsel Scott G. Alvarez

Secretary Jennifer J. Johnson

Director, Division of Banking Supervision and Richard Spillenkothen


Director, Division of Consumer and Community Sandra F. Braunstein


Director, Division of Federal Reserve Bank Louise L. Roseman

Operations and Payment Systems

Director, Division of Information Technology Marianne M. Emerson

Director, Division of International Finance Karen H. Johnson

Director, Management Division H. Fay Peters

Director, Division of Monetary Affairs Vincent R. Reinhart

Director, Division of Research and Statistics David J. Stockton

Staff Director, Office of Staff Director for Stephen R. Malphrus


Inspector General Barry R. Snyder

Officers of the Federal Reserve Banks

Federal Reserve Bank Chairmen: Boston, MA Blenda J. Wilson

New York, NY John E. Sexton

Philadelphia, PA Doris M. Damm

Cleveland, OH Charles E. Bunch

Richmond, VA Thomas J. Mackell, Jr.

Atlanta, GA David M. Ratcliffe

Chicago, IL Miles D. White

St. Louis, MO Walter L. Metcalfe, Jr.

Minneapolis, MN Frank L. Sims

Kansas City, MO Robert A. Funk

Dallas, TX Ray L. Hunt

San Francisco, CA David K. Tang

Presidents: Atlanta, GA Jack Guynn

Boston, MA Cathy E. Minehan

Chicago, IL Michael H. Moskow

Cleveland, OH Sandra Pianalto

Dallas, TX Richard Fisher

Kansas City, MO Thomas M. Hoenig

Minneapolis, MN Gary H. Stern

New York, NY Timothy F. Geithner

Philadelphia, PA Anthony M. Santomero

Richmond, VA Jeffery M. Lacker

St. Louis, MO William Poole

San Francisco, CA Janet L. Yellen

Federal Open Market Committee

Chairman Ben S. Bernanke

Vice Chairman Timothy F. Geithner

Members Susan Schmidt Bies, Jack Guynn, Donald L. Kohn, Randall S. Kroszner, Jeffrey M. Lacker, Mark W. Olson, Sandra Pianalto, Kevin M. Warsh, Janet L. Yellen


Secretary and Economist Vincent R. Reinhart

Deputy Secretary Deborah Danker

Assistant Secretary David Skidmore

General Counsel Scott G. Alvarez

Economists Karen H. Johnson, David J. Stockton

Federal Advisory Councils:

Secretary, Federal Advisory Council Thomas A. Renyi

Chairman, Consumer Advisory Council Lori R. Swanson

President, Thrift Institutions Roy M. Whitehead

Advisory Council


The Federal Reserve System, the central bank of the United States, is charged with administering and formulating the Nation's credit and monetary policy. Through its supervisory and regulatory banking functions, the Federal Reserve maintains the safety and soundness of the Nation's economy, responding to the Nation's domestic and international financial needs and objectives.

The Federal Reserve System was established by the Federal Reserve Act

(12 U.S.C. 221), approved December 23, 1913. The System serves as the Nation's central bank. As such, its major responsibility is in the execution of monetary policy. It also performs other functions, such as the transfer of funds, handling Government deposits and debt issues, supervising and regulating banks, and acting as lender of last resort.

It is the responsibility of the Federal Reserve System to contribute to the strength and vitality of the U.S. economy. By influencing the lending and investing activities of depository institutions and the cost and availability of money and credit, the Federal Reserve System helps...

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