Who We Are and What We Do

Our President

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. Read her latest speeches and learn more about the work she does throughout the Tenth District.

Our Boards of Directors

Our Board of Directors oversees operations and policies, and confers on economic and banking developments. Meet our directors and learn more about their roles and responsibilities

Accountability and Governance

Learn more about the Federal Reserve's governance structure.

Kansas City Fed Information

Read about our mission, vision and values as well as our Annual Reports, the area we serve, holiday schedule and supplier information.

The Fed and You

Learn more about the Kansas City Fed by watching our video "The Fed and You."

Kansas City Fed History

Learn about our rich history through our timeline or chapter by chapter in "Confidence Restored," "The Balance of Power" and "Integrity, Fairness and Resolve: Lessons from the Bill Taylor and the Last Financial Crisis."

Contact Us

Whether you're a state member bank, educator or consumer, we're available. E-mail us feedback.


Let Us Put Our Money Together: The Founding of America’s First Black Banks

The history of America’s earliest African American banks is something that is not widely known. These banks served as an important source of credit while also offering innumerable other benefits to the consumers and communities that they served. The latest volume of the Kansas City Fed’s historical book series details the stories and accomplishments of these bankers.
By Tim Todd.

State Banking and the Dawn of the U.S. Economy

Today’s community banks continue a tradition that is as old as our nation. Read about the first U.S. financial institutions in the new book State Banking and the Dawn of the U.S. Economy.
By Tim Todd.

Highways of Commerce: Central Banking and the U.S. Payments System

Explore the history behind the Federal Reserve's current roles as overseer and participant in the payments system and the often contentious debate over the central bank's responsibilities.
By Bill Medley

Integrity, Fairness and Resolve: Lessons from Bill Taylor and the Last Financial Crisis

This brief biography focuses on the leadership of the Fed's long-time head of banking supervision during the financial crisis of the 1980s and the parallels to today's turmoil.
By Tim Todd

In Late August: The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium

The Bank's Economic Policy Symposium has provided a unique forum for the exchange of ideas on important policy issues of interest to central banks around the world. This book tells the history of the symposium through the years.
By Tim Todd and Bill Medley

Under Pressure: Politics and the Federal Reserve During the 1990-1991 Recession

During the U.S. recession of 1990-91, the Federal Reserve came under intense pressure from political forces seeking to influence monetary policy. This book examines the role of politics on the Federal Open Market Committee at that time and highlights the importance of the Fed's independence and decentralized structure.
By Tim Todd

The Balance of Power: The Political Fight for an Independent Central Bank

This book provides an overview of the relationship between the Federal Reserve's political and independent elements.
By Tim Todd

Confidence Restored: The History of the Tenth District's Federal Reserve Bank

This book offers a detailed look at the Kansas City Fed's history through the leaders and innovation that shaped our organization into what it is today.
By Tim Todd