Mark L. Mullinix was appointed first vice president and chief operating officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond on June 1, 2013. He is the second ranking officer in the Bank and chairs the Bank’s Management Committee. Mullinix has responsibility for the Bank's regional community outreach, payments services, financial management, information technology and corporate support services.
Prior to joining the Richmond Fed, Mullinix’s most recent post was as executive vice president over the Federal Reserve’s Cash Product Office at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. While there, he led the Federal Reserve’s cash services in formulating policies and business and technology strategies to meet demand for U.S. currency and coin that today surpasses $1.4 trillion in circulation globally. Mullinix also served as a Marine Corps infantry commander as a regular officer on active duty for eight years prior to joining the Fed in 1986. He continued to serve in the Marine Corps Reserve and retired at the rank of lieutenant colonel.
A lifelong advocate for community engagement, Mullinix currently serves as vice chair of the Capital Region Collaborative Organizing Council, on the boards of the United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg and Chamber RVA, and on the Executive Advisory Council of the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond. He previously served on the boards of the Los Angeles and Oklahoma City United Way organizations, Junior Achievement of Southern California and the Arizona Council on Economic Education. He has also been engaged with the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, Women’s Unlimited of San Francisco and Claremont Graduate University's Tomas Rivera Policy Institute.
Mullinix received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas and his master’s from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tuft’s University. He is also a graduate of the University of Wisconsin’s Graduate School of Banking.