Interim President and Chief Operating Officer

Mark L. Mullinix

Jeff Lacker

Mark L. Mullinix is interim president and chief operating officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. He joined the Richmond Fed on June 1, 2013 as the Bank’s first vice president, and assumed the additional responsibilities of interim president on April 4, 2017.

Mark Mullinix has more than three decades of experience in policy, strategy and operations in the Federal Reserve System; he has been with the Richmond Fed for the past four years and was named interim Bank president on April 4, 2017. He represents the Fifth Federal Reserve District and serves on the Federal Open Market Committee in the formulation of U.S. monetary policy. In addition to its banking supervision, payments, community development and corporate support services, the Richmond Fed also leads the Federal Reserve System’s information technology. He oversees the Bank’s more than 2,700 employees. 

Prior to joining the Richmond Fed, Mullinix served the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco as 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 vice chair of the Capital Region Collaborative Organizing Council 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, 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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