Former employees and leaders share their stories about working at the Richmond Fed. Additional interviews will be added throughout the course of the year.
Mac Alfriend, Senior Vice President, Supervision and Regulation
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
Download MP3 (21.2 MB, 23:10)
J. Alfred Broaddus Jr., President
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
Download MP3 (64.1 MB, 1:08:17)
Bob McTeer, Senior Vice President and Baltimore Regional Executive
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
Download MP3 (25.9 MB, 27:35)
The Bank's three living presidents—Jeff Lacker, Al Broaddus, and Bob Black—discuss the most challenging and most exciting moments of their careers.