Javier Fernandez joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Omaha Branch Board of Directors in 2020 and has been the Branch chair since 2022. He serves as president and chief executive officer of the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD). Previous to his current role, he served as the vice president and chief financial officer since joining the utility in June 2017.
Mr. Fernandez came to OPPD from the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) in the U.S. Department of Energy, in Portland, Oregon. He had been with the federal power marketing organization since 2012, most recently serving as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He previously served as senior vice president of fixed income capital markets for D.A. Davidson & Company and vice president of public finance for Seattle-Northwest Securities Corporation, where he performed public finance banking and financial advisory services to municipal jurisdictions, primarily in Oregon.
Mr. Fernandez holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México in Mexico City, a master’s degree in business administration from Yale University, a Utility Management Certificate from Willamette University, and a Utility Executive Certificate from the University of Idaho.
Learn more about Mr. Fernandez in TEN Magazine.