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Our Leadership & Governance


President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Barkin

Tom Barkin is the president and chief executive officer of the Richmond Fed.

First Vice President

First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Becky Bareford

Becky Bareford is the first vice president and chief operating officer of the Richmond Fed.

Ghada Ijam

Federal Reserve System Chief Information Officer Ghada Ijam

Ghada Ijam is the Federal Reserve System Chief Information Officer.

Management Committee

Management Committee

Our management committee establishes and guides the implementation of the Richmond Fed’s operational and strategic goals.

Photo of Jodie McLean

Board of Directors

A nine-member Board of Directors, chaired by Jodie W. McLean, provides us with oversight and brings 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 Committee

Advisory Councils

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

Board of Governors


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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