Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond since 2012
Stephen Sleigh is director of the International Association of Machinists National Pension Fund, where he is responsible for managing and leading one of the nation’s largest multi-employer pension funds. He also oversees the IAM National 401(k) Plan and the National IAM Benefit Trust fund, a multi-employer health care fund.
Prior to managing the IAM Fund, Sleigh served as partner for The Yucaipa Companies, with responsibility for fundraising, deal-sourcing and managing investments for the Los Angeles-based private equity firm. His early career includes serving as director of strategic resources for the IAM, where he gained extensive experience in collective bargaining in aerospace and manufacturing industries. Sleigh also served as research director for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and deputy director for the Center for Labor-Management Policy Studies.
Sleigh earned a bachelor’s degree in labor studies from the University of Massachusetts, a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University and a doctorate in sociology from City University of New York. He is the author of two books, “On Deadline” and “Economic Restructuring and Emerging Patterns of Industrial Relations.”