Alicia Williams is vice president in charge of community development and policy studies in the economic research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Williams is also the Bank’s Community Affairs Officer. She has oversight responsibility for the Bank’s community affairs program, emerging consumer compliance issues and consumer and community development research. Williams has experience in the regulatory and examination field. While at the Fed, she served as examiner in charge of bank examinations and bank holding company inspections. Williams also served as the officer in charge of the compliance examination division for 12 years. Williams holds a B.B. in finance from Western Illinois University and is a 1997 graduate of Northwestern University's Executive Masters Program.