Esther L. George

President and Chief Executive Officer,
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Forum Honorary Co-Chair

Esther L. George is president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and a member of the Federal Open Market Committee, which sets U.S. monetary policy.

George has more than 30 years of experience at the Kansas City Fed, primarily focused on regulatory oversight of nearly 200 state-chartered banks and 1,000 bank and financial holding companies in seven states. She was directly involved in the banking supervision and discount window lending activities during the banking crisis of the 1980s and post-9/11.

During the most recent financial crisis, she served as the acting director of the Federal Reserve’s Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation in Washington, D.C. She hosts the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s annual Economic Policy Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, which is attended by central bankers from around the world.

She is a native of Missouri.

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