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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

Jan. 12, 2023

President Tom Barkin reflects on monetary policy and the economy in 2022 and shares his thoughts on what’s ahead.

Virginia Bankers Association and Virginia Chamber of Commerce Financial Forecast
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Jan. 4, 2023

President Tom Barkin shares how engagements with the Fifth District community inform our understanding of the economy.

Dec. 2, 2022

President Tom Barkin explores whether labor will continue to be in short supply, and what that could mean for the U.S. economy.

2022 Virginia Economic Summit and Forum on International Trade
Greater Richmond Convention Center

Tom’s Perspective

Nov. 4, 2022

CNBC Interview - Steve Liesman

Tom returns to “Squawk on the Street” to discuss the October jobs report and to share his views on current rate moves.

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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