Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Esther L. George

Esther L. George
President
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Esther George took office on October 1, 2011, as the ninth president and chief executive officer of the 10th District, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

Ms. George joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in 1982 and served much of her career in the Division of Supervision and Risk Management. She began as a commissioned bank examiner and eventually served for 10 years as the District's chief regulator. In that capacity, she was responsible for oversight of the District's state-chartered member banks and nearly 1,000 bank and financial holding companies as well as the Bank's discount window and risk management functions. She was directly involved in the Tenth District's banking supervision and discount window lending activities during the banking crisis of the 1980s and post-9/11.

She is a former chair of the Federal Reserve System's Community Banking Organizations Management Group. Ms. George also served as the acting director of the Division of Supervision and Regulation at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C., during the recent financial crisis.

Beyond the 10th District Federal Reserve Bank, she hosts the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's annual Jackson Hole Economic Symposium. She has also participated in the Bank for International Settlement's Financial Stability Institute programs in Lima, Abu Dhabi, Beijing, and Malaysia.

Ms. George is a native of Missouri. She earned a BSBA in business administration from Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri, and an MBA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is a graduate of the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking and the Stanford University Executive Program.

Bank Location

1 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64198
(816) 881-2000
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Head office at Kansas City, Missouri.

Branch Banks at Denver, Colorado; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Omaha, Nebraska.

Covers the states of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Wyoming; 43 counties in western Missouri; and 14 counties in northern New Mexico.

Website: https://www.kansascityfed.org/

Kansas district map

Branches

Denver
1020 16th Street, Denver, CO 80202
(303) 572-2300

Oklahoma City
211 N. Robinson, Two Leadership Square, Suite 300, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
(405) 270-8400

Omaha
2201 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 68102
(402) 221-5500


List of Directors
Class A
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Patricia J. Minard Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Southwest National Bank
Wichita, Kansas
2020
Kyle Heckman Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Flatirons Bank
Boulder, Colorado
2021

Gregory Hohl

Chairman and President
Wahoo State Bank
Wahoo, Nebraska

2022
Class B
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Lilly Marks Vice President for Health Affairs
University of Colorado and Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, Colorado
2020
Brent A. Stewart, Sr. President and Chief Executive Officer
United Way of Greater Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri
2021

Douglas J. Stussi

Executive Vice President and Managing Director
Love Family Office
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2022
Class C
Name Title Term expires
December 31
James C. Farrell
(Chair)
President
Farrell Growth Group LLC
Omaha, Nebraska
2020
Edmond Johnson
(Deputy Chair)
President and Owner
Premier Manufacturing, Inc.
Frederick, Colorado
2021
Patrick A. Dujakovich President
Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
Kansas City, Missouri
2022

DENVER BRANCH

Appointed by the Federal Reserve Bank:
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Ashley J. Burt President and Chief Executive Officer
The Gunnison Bank and Trust Company
Gunnison, Colorado
2020
Chris Wright Chief Executive Officer
Liberty Oilfield Services
Denver, Colorado
2021
Nicole Glaros Chief Investment Strategy Officer
Techstars
Boulder, Colorado
2021

Jeffrey C. Wallace

Chief Executive Officer
Wyoming Bank & Trust
Cheyenne, Wyoming

2022

 

Appointed by the Board of Governors:
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Navin Dimond Chief Executive Officer
Stonebridge Companies
Denver, Colorado
2020
Jacqueline Baca President
Bueno Foods
Albuquerque, New Mexico
2021

Taryn Christison
(Chair)

Owner
Zimmerman Metals
Denver, Colorado

2022


 

OKLAHOMA CITY BRANCH

Appointed by the Federal Reserve Bank:
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Brady Sidwell Owner and Principal
Sidwell Strategies, LLC
Enid, Oregon
2020
J. Walter Duncan IV President
Duncan Oil Properties, Inc.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2021
Susan Chapman Plumb Board Chair and Chief Executive Officer
Bank of Cherokee County
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
2022

Christopher C. Turner

President and Chief Financial Officer
The First State Bank
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2022

 

Appointed by the Board of Governors:
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Katrina Washington Owner
Stratos Realty Group
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2020
Tina Patel
(Chief)
Chief Financial Officer
Promise Hotels, Inc.
Tulsa, Oklahoma
2021
Dana S. Weber Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Webco Industries, Inc.
Sand Springs, Oklahoma
2022


 

OMAHA BRANCH

Appointed by the Federal Reserve Bank:
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Dwayne W. Sieck President, Middle Market Banking
CIT
Omaha, Nebraska
2020
Thomas J. Henning President and Chief Executive Officer
Cash-Wa Distributing Company
Kearney, Nebraska
2021
Zac Karpf Chief Operating Officer
Platte Valley Bank
Scottsbluff, Nebraska
2021

Annette Hamilton

Chief Operating Officer
Ho-Chunk, Inc.
Winnebago, Nebraska

2022

 

Appointed by the Board of Governors:
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Eric L. Butler Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Union Pacific Railroad
Omaha, Nebraska
2020
Kimberly A. Russel
(Chair)

Chief Executive Officer
Russel Advisors
Lincoln, Nebraska

2021
L. Javier Fernandez

Chief Executive Officer
Omaha Public Power District
Omaha, Nebraska

2022

 

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Last Update: April 13, 2020