Presidential Search

The search committee for the next president was made up of non-bank members of the Chicago Fed’s Board of Directors, consistent with the Federal Reserve Act and Board of Governors policy. With support from the executive search agency Diversified Search Group, the committee worked to identify a broad and diverse pool of highly qualified candidates. The search efforts included extensive outreach to gather feedback and input from stakeholders throughout the District, as well as nominations and applications. After interviewing top candidates, the Bank's Class B and C directors appointed the new president, and the appointment was approved by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Search Committee Co-Chair
Class C Director, Chair
Term: 2019, 2020–2022
Spelman College

Search Committee Co-Chair
Class B Director
Term: 2020, 2021–2023
President and CEO,
J.D. Power

Search Committee Member
Class C Director, Deputy Chair
Term: 2022–2023
President and CEO,

Search Committee Member
Class B Director
Term: 2020–2022
Executive Vice President,
Chief Customer Officer
United Airlines, Inc.
Chicago, Illinois

Meet the Search Firm

Diversified Search Group is one of the nation's leading executive search firms, and the only one in the Forbes top ten led by a woman. Founded for the purpose of cultivating new and more diverse leaders to meet the needs of an ever changing world, Diversified Search Group is uniquely different in its approach and outcomes. The company operates as a combination of specialty firms: Diversified Search, Alta Associates, BioQuest, Koya Partners, Grant Cooper, and Storbeck Search. With a diverse leadership team and deep expertise across a variety of industries and sectors, Diversified Search Group has among the highest rates for diversity – with over 78% of our 2021 leaders being women and/or people of color.

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