College of Business Leadership Award- James Bullard ’84
Monday, January 25, 2010
As president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, James Bullard is in the exceptional position of helping to set the direction of the nation’s monetary policy. He recalls when his St. Cloud State professors helped set the direction of his stellar career in economics research and public policy.
Earning his doctorate in economics from Indiana University, he taught at three universities before joining the Federal Reserve Bank in 1990. Bullard recognizes the pivotal role professors play in influencing students at such a critical juncture in their lives. His message to those professors who gave him the foundation for his exceptional career is, “It’s turned out very well for me, so thanks very much.” See related story on page 5.