First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Mark L. Mullinix

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Mark Mullinix was appointed first vice president and chief operating officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in June 2013. During 2017, Mullinix also served as the Richmond Fed’s interim president, chief executive officer and FOMC representative.  He has previously held senior management roles in the San Francisco and Kansas City Federal Reserve Banks.

Mullinix has more than three decades of experience in policy, strategy, technology programs and payments and support operations in the Federal Reserve; he has been with the Richmond Fed for the past four years, having served as both the Bank’s interim president and CEO and chief operating officer in 2017. As chief operating officer, he has responsibility for the Bank's regional community outreach, payments services, financial management, information technology, local corporate support services, and the Fed’s national procurement, currency technology, and payroll support offices. He also chairs the Bank’s Management Committee and the Fed’s employee pension, capital accumulation and health plans fiduciary committee.

Prior to joining the Richmond Fed, Mullinix served the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco as chief financial officer and executive-in-charge of Fed services covering Southern California, Arizona and southern Nevada; in addition, he worked closely with the board of directors in advancing their views on business and credit conditions and the regional economy. He later became the Bank’s executive vice president responsible for the System's Cash Services, leading the formulation of policies and business and technology strategies to meet demand for U.S. currency globally that today surpasses $1.5 trillion in circulation.

Prior to joining the Kansas City Fed in 1986, Mullinix served eight years as a Marine Corps infantry commander. He continued to serve in the Marine Corps Reserve and retired at the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Mullinix currently serves as co-chair of the Capital Region Collaborative Organizing Council, on the United Way of Richmond and Petersburg, and on the Executive Advisory Council of the Robins School of Business for the University of Richmond. He has previously served on numerous community and non-profit boards, including the Arizona Council on Economic Education, Junior Achievement of Southern California, Women Unlimited of San Francisco and Claremont Graduate University's Tomas Rivera Policy Institute.

Mullinix earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas and his master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He is also a graduate of the University of Wisconsin’s Graduate School of Banking.

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