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Our Leadership & Governance

President Thomas I. Barkin

Tom Barkin is the president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. He joined the Richmond Fed in January 2018.

First Vice President Becky C. Bareford

Becky Bareford became first vice president and chief operating officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond on June 1, 2018.

Management Team

Our management team establishes and guides the implementation of the Richmond Fed’s operational and strategic goals. Led by the president and first vice president, the team also includes senior executives from all our business areas across the Fifth District.

Board of Directors

A nine-member Board of Directors also provides us with oversight, bringing diverse perspectives and ground-level information about local economic conditions. Additionally, our branch offices in Baltimore and Charlotte each have a board of seven directors.

Advisory Councils

We partner with advisory and working committees, made up of subject matter experts from our communities to assist us in our work. They provide insights into specific issues and facilitate understanding and education regarding the Federal Reserve's role in the nation's economy.


Along with our Board of Directors who oversee our day-to-day operations here in the Fifth District, we’re also accountable to and supervised by the Federal Reserve System’s Board of Governors through a set of checks and balances.

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Corporate Communications (804) 697-8000