Former employees and leaders share their stories about working at the Richmond Fed. Additional interviews will be added throughout the course of the year.
Alfriend talks about bank exams in the days before computers, maintaining liquidity after 9/11, and challenges facing community banks.
Topics: 9/11, Bank Exams, Community Banks, Dodd-Frank Act, Financial Regulation
Broaddus discusses preparing for FOMC meetings during the 1970s, the Richmond Fed’s reputation for "hawkishness" on inflation, and the issue of "too big to fail."
Topics: 9/11, Byrd St. Headquarters, Inflation, Monetary Policy, Too Big to Fail
Brugh, the Bank's first full-time physician, talks about wellness initiatives and helping employees respond to traumatic events.
Topics: 9/11, Health, Wellness
Cox discusses changes in check processing, the development of the Regional Economics group, and what it’s like to compile the Beige Book.
Topics: Check Processing, Regional Economics, Regional Surveys
McTeer describes the camaraderie of the Research Department during the 1970s and how his experience leading the Baltimore Branch prepared him to be president of the Dallas Fed.
Topics: Baltimore Branch, Banking Markets, International Economics, Monetary Policy, Research Department
Powell recalls relocating to Richmond and establishing the Federal Reserve Automation Services (FRAS) department.
Topics: Cash Processing, Check Processing, Fifth District, Payments
Saunders describes the role of human resources in the Bank and FRIT and the Richmond Fed's successful bid for central payroll in 2002.
Topics: Fifth District, Human Resources
Tunstall discusses the challenges and rewards of being the Bank's first female African-American officer and the automation of cash processing.
Topics: Cash Processing, Diversity, Outreach, Payments