As CEO of the Kansas City Fed, George leads a workforce of more than 1,600 employees located at the Bank’s Kansas City office and Branch offices in Denver, Oklahoma City and Omaha. The Kansas City Fed oversees seven states: western Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming and northern New Mexico. Throughout this region, the Kansas City Fed plays a role in national monetary policy, supervises financial institutions and provides payment and financial services to depository institutions and the U.S. Treasury.
George joined the Fed in 1982 and served much of her career in the Division of Supervision and Risk Management. She began by becoming a commissioned bank examiner and eventually served for ten years as the District’s chief regulator. In that capacity, she was responsible for oversight of the District's state-chartered member banks and nearly 1,000 bank and financial holding companies, as well as the Bank’s discount window and risk management functions. She was directly involved in the Tenth District’s banking supervision and discount window lending activities during the banking crisis of the 1980s and post-9/11.
She is a former chair of the Federal Reserve System's Community Banking Organizations Management Group. George has also served as the acting director of the Federal Reserve's Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C.
George is a native of Missouri. Beyond the Tenth Federal Reserve District, she hosts the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s annual Jackson Hole Economic Symposium. She has also participated in the Bank for International Settlement’s Financial Stability Institute programs in Lima, Abu Dhabi, Beijing and Malaysia.
Speeches, Statements and Papers
Jul 12, 2017 | Fed Balance Sheet 101Denver, Colorado
May 15, 2017 | Lessons Learned Along the WayKansas City, Missouri
Apr 18, 2017 | On the Path of Monetary Policy NormalizationAnnandale-on-Hudson, New York
Apr 6, 2017 | Why Community Banks MatterNew York, New York
Feb 28, 2017 | A Monetary Policy for Long-Run Economic StabilityStanford City, California
Nov 18, 2016 | The Energy Sector, U.S. Economic Outlook and Monetary PolicyHouston, Texas
Jul 1, 2016 | Structure, Governance Representation: Federal Reserve Member Banks and Federal Reserve Bank StockKansas City, Missouri
Apr 7, 2016 | The Outlook and Monetary PolicyYork, Nebraska
Feb 2, 2016 | The U.S. Outlook and Monetary PolicyKansas City, Missouri
Jul 9, 2015 | Weighing the Costs of WaitingStillwater, Oklahoma
Jun 26, 2015 | The Federal Reserve’s Role in the Payments SystemKansas City, Missouri
Mar 4, 2015 | The Next Phase of Monetary PolicyKansas City, Missouri
Sep 23, 2014 | Community Bank Regulation: Intent vs. RealitySt. Louis, Missouri
Jul 15, 2014 | A Steady Transition for Monetary PolicyKansas City, Missouri
Jun 3, 2014 | The Path to NormalizationBreckenridge, Colorado
May 29, 2014 | Supervisory Frameworks and Monetary PolicyMenlo Park, California
May 21, 2014 | Structure Matters: The Decentralized Federal ReserveWashington, District of Columbia
Jan 9, 2014 | The Economic and Banking OutlookMadison, Wisconsin
Oct 16, 2013 | Robert Owen and His LegacyOklahoma City, Oklahoma
Sep 26, 2013 | U.S. Monetary Policy: Risks of Delayed ActionDenver, Colorado
Sep 6, 2013 | The Federal Reserve and the Path of Monetary PolicyOmaha, Nebraska
Apr 4, 2013 | Central Bank PatienceEl Reno, Oklahoma
Jan 10, 2013 | The U.S. Economy and Monetary PolicyKansas City, Missouri
Nov 16, 2012 | Recovery from Financial CrisisPanama City
Nov 2, 2012 | Can Community Banks Still Compete?Kansas City, Missouri
Sep 28, 2012 | Next Time Can Be DifferentBeijing, China
May 22, 2012 | Perspectives on 150 Years of Dual BankingSavannah, Georgia
Mar 29, 2012 | The Federal Reserve and the Payments SystemKansas City, Missouri
Jan 10, 2012 | The U.S. Economy and Monetary Policy in 2012Kansas City, Missouri
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