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Federal banking exec to speak

Saturday, September 26, 2009

James Bullard, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, will speak 1 p.m. Oct. 9 in Atwood Memorial Center

James Bullard, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, will speak 1 p.m. Oct. 9 in Atwood Memorial Center.

In March 2008, James Bullard was named president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Six months later the nation's financial systems began to melt down.

The St. Cloud State graduate's trial-by-fire during our recent economic crisis is part of a public presentation called "The Economy" 1 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Atwood Memorial Center Theatre.

The St. Louis bank is one of 12 regional banks in the Federal Reserve System, which formulates U.S. monetary policy, regulates state-chartered member banks and bank holding companies, and provides payment services to financial institutions and the U.S. government.

A 1984 graduate, Bullard comes to campus through the Herberger College of Business Executive Leadership Speaker Series. His presentation is jointly sponsored by the Economics Department and College of Social Science.

Bullard, a Forest Lake, Minn. native, earned bachelor's degrees in economics and quantitative methods and information systems.

He joined the research division in the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank in 1990, rising to become vice president and deputy director of research for monetary analysis. He holds a doctorate in economics from Indiana University in Bloomington. He is a co-editor of the "Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control" and a peer reviewer for more than two dozen periodicals or institutions.

In addition to participating in approximately 150 conferences, symposia, or lectures sponsored by foreign central banks, academic institutions, and monetary policy groups around the world, Bullard has been involved in numerous conferences sponsored by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and nearly every Federal Reserve Bank.

Bullard lives in the St. Louis area with his wife, Jane Callahan, a 1983 graduate of St. Cloud State. Callahan is the public policy director for Parents as Teachers National Center. The couple has two daughters.

Pay parking is available in the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp, 720 Fourth Ave. S., north of the Miller Center.

 

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