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Thomas I. Barkin

Tom Barkin

President and Chief Executive Officer

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

In this role, he is responsible for the Bank’s monetary policy, bank supervision and regulation, and payment services as well as oversight of the Federal Reserve System’s information technology organization. Tom serves as a voting member in 2021 on the Federal Reserve’s chief monetary policy body, the Federal Open Market Committee.

Prior to joining the Richmond Fed, Tom was a senior partner and chief financial officer at McKinsey & Company, a worldwide management consulting firm. Tom oversaw McKinsey’s offices in the southern United States and provided strategic counsel to a diverse portfolio of clients. Tom also served on the board of directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta from 2009 to 2014 and was the board’s chairman from 2013 to 2014.

Tom is a member of the Emory University Board of Trustees and the Greater Washington Partnership.

Tom earned his bachelor’s, MBA and law degrees from Harvard University.

Recent Essays & Speeches

Jan. 14, 2021

President Tom Barkin talks about the effects of COVID-19 on students and the Richmond Fed’s new District Dialogues series exploring educational disparities.

Jan. 12, 2021
Nov. 10, 2020

Richmond Fed president Tom Barkin discusses how community colleges can help workers affected by COVID-19 job loss.

Tom’s Perspective

Jan. 7, 2021

Economic Forecast Forum

Tom Barkin offered economic insights related to the ongoing pandemic during this 19th annual forum, hosted by the North Carolina Chamber and the North Carolina Bankers Association.

Dec. 4, 2020

Lynchburg Economic Summit

Tom Barkin served as a guest speaker during the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance's Economic Summit in early December 2020.

Nov. 18, 2020

Yahoo Finance

Barkin Talks Economy With Yahoo Finance

Oct. 22, 2020

Women in Banking Symposium

Richmond Fed President Tom Barkin and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's President Mary Daly participated in a virtual conversation during the second annual conference Promoting Growth and Prosperity Through the Banking Industry: the Power of Gender Diversity in the Boardroom and C-Suite. The Richmond Fed hosted the event in collaboration with Bank on Women, Inc.

Oct. 9, 2020

The Free Lance-Star

“Richmond Fed president tells Fredericksburg chamber members there's hope for small businesses”

Oct. 3, 2020

The New York Times

"Workers Face Permanent Job Losses as the Virus Persists"

Oct. 2, 2020

Bloomberg TV

“2020 Year of Crisis: Generation Interrupted”

June 12, 2020

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Economic Recovery Could Be Slow and Will Depend On Health Protocols, Richmond Fed President Says

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