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Thomas I. Barkin

Tom Barkin

President and Chief Executive Officer

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Tom Barkin is the president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. He has held this position since 2018.

Tom serves on the Fed’s chief monetary policy body, the Federal Open Market Committee, and is also responsible for bank supervision and the Federal Reserve’s technology organization. He is “on the ground” continually in the Fed’s Fifth District, which covers South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, D.C., West Virginia and Maryland. His engagement in the region has brought real attention to areas facing economic challenges. 

Prior to joining the Richmond Fed, Tom was a senior partner and CFO at McKinsey & Company, a worldwide management consulting firm, where he also oversaw McKinsey’s offices in the southern United States.

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

Explore Tom’s Visits #AroundOurDistrict

Tom is passionate about engaging firsthand with business, civic and community leaders in the regions served by the Richmond Fed, to gain insight into how they are faring. Click on the shaded areas of this interactive map to learn more about his travels, and follow the hashtag #AroundOurDistrict on social media for up-to-date news on his visits and on the Bank's work in our communities.

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Recent Essays & Speeches

Aug. 24, 2022

President Tom Barkin explores some of the crucial segments lagging behind in the jobs recovery.

Aug. 3, 2022

President Tom Barkin outlines how he expects inflation to come down.

Shenandoah Valley Partnership
Blue Ridge Community College
June 21, 2022

As the Fed works to contain inflation, many ask whether we are headed into a recession. President Barkin shares his perspective.

Risk Management Association – RVA Chapter
Triple Crossing

Tom’s Perspective

Aug. 30, 2022

Yahoo Finance Interview

President Tom Barkin joins Yahoo Finance to share his thoughts on recent labor market data and how he sees the Fed’s rate path moving forward.

Aug. 12, 2022

CNBC Interview

President Tom Barkin joins “Squawk on the Street” to share his thoughts on the current interest rate path and how he sees inflation coming down.

June 1, 2022

Fox Business Interview

President Tom Barkin discusses the current economy and which indicators he’s keeping an eye on with Liz Claman of Fox Business.

Feb. 10, 2022

SIEPR Associates Meeting

President Tom Barkin provides his views on the economy at a virtual Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) Associates meeting.

Jan. 19, 2022

Why We Care About Rural Communities

Tom Barkin, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, discusses the challenges and opportunities facing rural communities and smaller towns, and why the Richmond Fed has been working to address them.

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