Federal Reserve president up next for Economic Roundtable on April 13

Tom Barkin headshot

Tom Barkin, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, will deliver an economic update during the Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley’s webinar at noon, Tuesday, April 13th.

Barkin is responsible for monetary policy, bank supervision, payment services, and the Fed’s National IT organization. He has held this position since 2018. Anyone interested in attending should register in advance online.

Barkin serves as a voting member in 2021 on the Fed’s chief monetary policy body, the Federal Open Market Committee. He is “on the ground” continually in the Fed’s Fifth District, which covers South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia and Maryland. His engagement in the region has brought real attention to areas facing economic challenges.

Prior to joining the Richmond Fed, Barkin was a senior partner and CFO at McKinsey & Company, a worldwide management consulting firm, where he also oversaw McKinsey’s offices in the southern United States. He served on the board of directors of the Atlanta Fed from 2009 to 2014 and was the board’s chairman from 2013 to 2014.

Barkin earned his bachelor’s, MBA and law degrees from Harvard University.

For more information: Greg Delemeester, delemeeg@marietta.edu.

The Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley is a non-partisan non-political educational organization that formed in 1982 as a result of a collaboration between the Business and Economics Department at Marietta College and a mix of business, civic and educational leaders. The object of the Economic Roundtable is to promote an interest in and to enlighten its members and others in the community on important governmental, economic, and social issues. Since its inception, the Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley has presented the Ohio Valley with more than 200 distinguished speakers who have enlightened and informed ERT members with their fascinating discussion on a broad scope of governmental, economic and social issues. 

The ERT’s speaker series is open to its members and their guests. The ERT’s membership is open to all interested individuals at $35 a year. To join ERT, please contact Greg Delemeester at delemeeg@marietta.edu or call him at (740) 376-4630. You may find more information on the ERT at economicroundtable.org.