Transforming South Carolina Keynote
Transforming South Carolina Keynote – Tom Barkin, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
As president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Tom is “on the ground” continually in the Fed’s Fifth District, which covers South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, D.C., West Virginia and Maryland. His engagement in the region has brought real attention to areas facing economic challenges and how these challenges should inform the Reserve’s economic and monetary policies.
We have invited him to share his insights on the challenges and opportunities the region faces in light of current economic environment and his work with corporate, governmental and nonprofit leaders.
He’ll help us think through broadening our economic development strategies, especially how we work statewide to incorporate rural regions and small towns. He will also discuss the impact he sees when governmental players and corporate partners engage the nonprofit sector in this work.
We’ll then dig deeper in a moderated conversation about opportunities for transformational investments in South Carolina.
- Moderator – Carrie Cook, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
- Nate Barber – SC Community Loan Fund
- Naomi Lett – United Way Association
- Dom Mjartan – Optus Bank
- Susie Shannon – SC Competitiveness Council
Tom Barkin is the president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. He has held this position since 2018.
Tom serves on the Fed’s chief monetary policy body, the Federal Open Market Committee, and is also responsible for bank supervision and the Federal Reserve’s technology organization. He is “on the ground” continually in the Fed’s Fifth District, which covers South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, D.C., West Virginia and Maryland. His engagement in the region has brought real attention to areas facing economic challenges.
Prior to joining the Richmond Fed, Tom was a senior partner and CFO at McKinsey & Company, a worldwide management consulting firm, where he also oversaw McKinsey’s offices in the southern United States.
Tom earned his bachelor’s, MBA and law degrees from Harvard University.