President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Minnesota
J.P. Morgan Distinguished Visitor - Class of Spring 2006
Gary Stern took office on March 16, 1985, as the eleventh chief executive of the Ninth Federal Reserve Bank, in Minneapolis. He is currently serving a full term that began March 1, 2001.
Stern holds an BA in economics from Washington University and a PhD in economics from Rice University. He joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis in January 1982 as senior vice president and director of research. In August 1983 he was given the additional responsibility of serving as the Bank’s chief financial officer. Before joining the Minneapolis Fed, Stern was a partner in a New York-based economic consulting firm. He has also served on the faculties of Columbia University, Washington University, and New York University.
Stern’s previous experience includes seven years at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where his last assignment was as manager of the domestic research department.
Stern is chairman of the board of directors of the National Council on Economic Education and of the Northwest Area Foundation, and he serves on the board of trustees of Hamline University and of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.