Mark Mullinix is first vice president and chief operating officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. He has responsibility for the Bank's payments systems, outreach, financial management, information technology and corporate support services functions.
Prior to joining the Richmond Fed, Mark served as executive vice president and product manager of the Federal Reserve’s Cash Product Office at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. While there, he led the Federal Reserve’s cash services in formulating policies and business and technology strategies to meet demand for U.S. currency and coin that today surpasses $1 trillion in circulation globally. Additionally, his executive responsibilities for the San Francisco Fed included overseeing the Bank’s finance division — the accounting, credit and risk management, enterprise risk management, and planning and control functions — and the Bank’s Los Angeles branch operations. He began his Fed career with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in 1986.
Mark began his professional career as a Marine Corps infantry commander and served eight years as a regular officer on active duty before joining the Fed. He continued his service in the Marine Corps Reserve and retired at the rank of lieutenant colonel.
During his career, Mark has been a passionate community advocate, serving on the boards of the Los Angeles and Oklahoma City United Way organizations, Junior Achievement of Southern California and the Arizona Council on Economic Education. He has also been engaged with the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, Women’s Unlimited of San Francisco and Claremont Graduate University's Tomas Rivera Policy Institute.
He received his bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of Kansas, earned his master’s degree in international relations from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin’s Graduate School of Banking.