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Last Updated: 06/15/16

Chicago Fed Announces New Senior Vice President

CHICAGO - The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago recently announced the following change in the Bank’s senior executive leadership.

Nokihomis Willis New Senior Vice President and Director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI)

Willis has been promoted to senior vice president and director of OMWI for the Bank. She will continue to oversee the Human Resources and Internal Communications (HRIC) department and will assume responsibility for the Bank’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI). She previously served as a vice president of HRIC.

“Nokihomis’ strategic leadership contributions to the Chicago Fed developed over the course of her Fed career have given her a keen perspective of our talent and diversity and inclusion initiatives,” said Chicago Fed First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Ellen Bromagen.

Willis has been with the Bank since 1998 and has held various management roles in the Check Operations division, Financial Services, Information Technology and Human Resources departments. In 2004 she was promoted to assistant vice president in the Chicago Cash Operation area, and in 2007 she returned to the Human Resources department as an assistant vice president. In 2012 she was promoted to vice president of the department.

Willis holds a degree in operations management from DePaul University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago. She lives in Chicago, IL.

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Background

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the nation’s central bank. The Chicago Reserve Bank serves the seventh Federal Reserve District, which encompasses the northern portions of Illinois and Indiana, southern Wisconsin, the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, and the state of Iowa. In addition to participation in the formulation of monetary policy, each Reserve Bank supervises member banks and bank holding companies, provides financial services to depository institutions and the U.S. government, and monitors economic conditions in its District.

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