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. In 2019, she serves as a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee.

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/

Kansas district map

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
Gregory Hohl Chairman and President
Wahoo State Bank
Wahoo, Nebraska
2019
Patricia J. Minard President and Chief Executive Officer
Southwest National Bank
Wichita, Kansas
2020
Kyle Heckman Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Flatirons Bank
Boulder, Colorado
2021
Class B
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Douglas J. Stussi Executive Vice President and Treasurer
Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores, and Managing Director, Love Family Office
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2019
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
Class C
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Rose M. Washington
(Chair)
Chief Executive Officer
Tulsa Economic Development Corporation
Tulsa, Oklahoma
2019
James C. Farrell
(Deputy Chair)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Farmers National Company
Omaha, Nebraska
2020
Edmond Johnson President and Owner
Premier Manufacturing, Inc.
Frederick, Colorado
2021

DENVER BRANCH

Appointed by the Federal Reserve Bank:
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Jeffrey C. Wallace Chief Executive Officer
Wyoming Bank & Trust
Cheyenne, Wyoming
2019
Ashley J. Burt President and Chief Executive Officer
The Gunnison Bank and Trust Company
Gunnison, Colorado
2020
Nicole Glaros Chief Investment Strategy Officer
Techstars
Boulder, Colorado
2021
Katharine W. Winograd President
Central New Mexico Community College
Albuquerque, New Mexico
2021

 

Appointed by the Board of Governors:
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Taryn Edwards
(Chair)
Senior Vice President
Saunders Construction
Englewood, Colorado
2019
Denny Marie Post Chief Executive Officer
Red Robin International
Greenwood Village, Colorado
2020
Jacqueline Baca President
Bueno Foods
Albuquerque, New Mexico
2021


 

OKLAHOMA CITY BRANCH

Appointed by the Federal Reserve Bank:
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Susan Chapman Plumb Board Chair and Chief Executive Officer
Bank of Cherokee County
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
2019
Christopher C. Turner President and Chief Financial Officer
The First State Bank
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2019
Dana S. Weber President and Chief Executive Officer
Webco Industries, Inc.
Sand Springs, Oklahoma
2020
J. Walter Duncan IV President
Duncan Oil Properties, Inc.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2021

 

Appointed by the Board of Governors:
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Clint D. Abernathy
(Chair)
President
Abernathy Farms, Inc.
Altus, Oklahoma
2019
Katrina Washington Owner
Stratos Realty Group
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2020
Tina Patel Chief Financial Officer
Promise Hotels, Inc.
Tulsa, Oklahoma
2021


 

OMAHA BRANCH

Appointed by the Federal Reserve Bank:
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Annette Hamilton Chief Operating Officer
Ho-Chunk, Inc.
Winnebago, Nebraska
2019
Dwayne W. Sieck President and Chief Operating Officer
Mutual of Omaha Bank
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

 

Appointed by the Board of Governors:
Name Title Term expires
December 31
John F. Bourne Retired International Representative
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Omaha, Nebraska
2019
Eric L. Butler
(Chair)

Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Union Pacific Railroad
Omaha, Nebraska

2020
Kimberly A. Russel President and Chief Executive Officer
Bryan Health
Lincoln, Nebraska
2021

 

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Last Update: February 06, 2019