Fireside chat with the Federal Reserve President

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Thursday, October 22, 2020
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The Wharton Club of Charlotte, Tuck Chapter of the Carolinas, and HBS Charlotte Club, members of the Charlotte Business School Alliance, invite you to a fireside chat with Tom Barkin, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. The Richmond Fed is one of 12 regional reserve banks in the Federal Reserve System, covering NC, SC, VA, DC, MD and WV. Given that we will be 7 months into the Covid 19 pandemic, significant loss of life in the US, massive job losses and wild stock market swings, and with an election not even 2 weeks later, this will be an unique opportunity to hear a person with a front-row seat to the American economy.


The format of this event will be a "virtual fireside chat format". Tom will open with some comments and then will be taking questions from attendees. To facilitate answering as many questions as possible, please email questions ahead of time to Andy Cohen at [email protected]. Questions can also be posted during the webinar by using the Q&A function on the Zoom webinar platform.


You MUST register to attend even though there is no cost for attending. Please register by selecting from one of the FREE ticket levels below.


You will be sent a link to the Zoom webinar a day before the event. 

The Zoom platform has limited capacity so please register early so as not to be 'shut out' if the event 'sells out'.

Tom Barkin is the president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

In this role, he is responsible for monetary policy, bank supervision, payment services, and the Fed’s National IT organization. He serves on the Fed’s chief monetary policy body, the Federal Open Market Committee. He is “on the ground” continually in the Fed’s Fifth District, which covers South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, DC, West Virginia and Maryland, and has brought real focus to the less prosperous parts of that district.

Tom joined the Richmond Fed in January 2018. Before that time, he was a senior partner and chief financial officer at McKinsey & Company, a worldwide management consulting firm. He also oversaw McKinsey’s offices in the southern United States. Tom served on the board of directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta from 2009 to 2014, and was the board’s chairman from 2013 to 2014.

He is a member of the Emory University Board of Trustees and the Greater Washington Partnership.

Tom is a native of Tampa, Florida, and attended Harvard University, where he earned his undergraduate, MBA and law degrees.

Please note that questions should be emailed to Andy Cohen ahead of time [email protected].  Questions will be answered in the order received. Questions will still be accepted during the webinar, however we ask you post questions using the Q&A function NOT the chat function.


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