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 Tenth District Federal Reserve Bank, at 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 ten 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. George also served as the acting director of the Federal Reserve's Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C., during the recent financial crisis.

Beyond the Tenth 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 B.S.B.A. in business administration from Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo., and an M.B.A. 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/

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Branches

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

Oklahoma City
226 Dean A. McGee Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
P.O. Box 25129, Oklahoma City, OK 73125
(405) 270-8400

Omaha
2201 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 68102
P.O. Box 3958, Omaha, NE 68103
(402) 221-5500


List of Directors
Class A
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Paul J. Thompson President and Chief Executive Officer
Country Club Bank
Kansas City, Missouri
2017
Mark A. Zaback President and Chief Executive Officer
Jonah Bank of Wyoming
Casper, Wyoming
2018
Gregory Hohl Chairman and President
Wahoo State Bank
Wahoo, Nebraska
2019
Class B
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Lilly Marks Vice President for Health Affairs
University of Colorado and Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, Colorado
2017
Brent A. Stewart, Sr. President and Chief Executive Officer
United Way of Greater Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri
2018
Douglas J. Stussi Executive Vice President - Chief Financial Officer
Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2019
Class C
Name Title Term expires
December 31
James C. Farrell President and Chief Executive Officer
Farmers National Company
Omaha, Nebraska
2017
Steve C. Maestas
(Deputy Chair)
Chief Executive Officer
Maestas Development Group
Albuquerque, New Mexico
2018
Rose M. Washington
(Chair)
Executive Director
Tulsa Economic Development Corporation
Tulsa, Oklahoma
2019

DENVER BRANCH

Appointed by the Federal Reserve Bank:
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Ashley J. Burt President
The Gunnison Bank and Trust Company
Gunnison, Colorado
2017
Edmond Johnson President and Owner
Premier Manufacturing, Inc.
Frederick, Colorado
2018
Katharine W. Winograd President
Central New Mexico Community College
Albuquerque, New Mexico
2018
Jeffrey C. Wallace Chief Executive Officer
Wyoming Bank & Trust
Cheyenne, Wyoming
2019

 

Appointed by the Board of Governors:
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Gary DeFrange President and Chief Operating Officer
Winter Park Resort
Winter Park, Colorado
2017
Richard L. Lewis President and Chief Executive Officer
RTL Networks, Inc.
Denver, Colorado
2018
Taryn Edwards Senior Vice President
Saunders Construction
Centennial, Colorado
2019


 

OKLAHOMA CITY BRANCH

Appointed by the Federal Reserve Bank:
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Tina Patel Chief Financial Officer
Promise Hotels, Inc.
Tulsa, Oklahoma
2017
Michael C. Coffman President and Chief Executive Officer (Retired)
Panhandle Oil and Gas, Inc.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2018
Charles R. Hall Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Exchange Bank and Trust Company
Perry, Oklahoma
2019
Susan Chapman Plumb Chief Operating Officer and Counsel
Bank of Cherokee County
Hulbert, Oklahoma
2019

 

Appointed by the Board of Governors:
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Katrina Washington Owner and Broker
Stratos Realty Group
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2017
Peter B. Delaney
(Chair)
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
OGE Energy Corp.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2018
Clint D. Abernathy President
Abernathy Farms, Inc.
Altus, Oklahoma
2019


 

OMAHA BRANCH

Appointed by the Federal Reserve Bank:
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Jeff W. Krejci President and Director
Cornerstone Bank
York, Nebraska
2017
Brian D. Esch President and Chief Executive Officer
McCook National Bank
McCook, Nebraska
2018
Thomas J. Henning President and Chief Executive Officer
Cash-Wa Distributing Company
Kearney, Nebraska
2018
Annette Hamilton Chief Operating Officer
Ho-Chunk, Inc.
Winnebago, Nebraska
2019

 

Appointed by the Board of Governors:
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Eric L. Butler Executive Vice President - Marketing and Sales
Union Pacific Railroad
Omaha, Nebraska
2017
Kimberly A. Russel President and Chief Executive Officer
Bryan Health
Lincoln, Nebraska
2018
John F. Bourne
(Chair)
International Representative
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Omaha, Nebraska
2019

 

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Last Update: March 17, 2017