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Roundtable to get economic update from Barkin

Tom Barkin

MARIETTA — The president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond will deliver an economic update during the Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley’s webinar at noon April 13.

Tom Barkin is responsible for monetary policy, bank supervision, payment services and the Fed’s National IT organization. He has held this position since 2018.

Anyone interested in attending should register in advance online.

Barkin is a voting member in 2021 on the Fed’s chief monetary policy body, the Federal Open Market Committee. He serves in the Fed’s Fifth District of South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia and Maryland.

His engagement in the region has brought attention to areas facing economic challenges.

Prior to joining the Richmond Fed, Barkin was a senior partner and CFO at McKinsey & Co., a worldwide management consulting firm, where he also oversaw McKinsey’s offices in the southern United States. He served on the board of directors of the Atlanta Fed from 2009 to 2014 and was the board’s chairman from 2013 to 2014.

Barkin earned his bachelor’s, MBA and law degrees from Harvard University.

The Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley is a non-partisan non-political educational organization that formed in 1982 as a result of a collaboration between the Business and Economics Department at Marietta College and a mix of business, civic and educational leaders.

The ERT’s speaker series is open to its members and their guests. The ERT’s membership is open to all interested individuals at $35 a year. To join ERT, please contact Greg Delemeester at delemeeg@marietta.edu or call him at (740) 376-4630. You may find more information on the ERT at economicroundtable.org.

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