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. In 2022, 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 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 Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Emprise Bank
Wichita, Kansas
2023
Kyle Heckman Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Flatirons Bank
Boulder, Colorado
2024
Alex Williams Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President
Halstead Bank
Halstead, Kansas
2025
Class B
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Ruben Alonso, III Chief Executive Officer
AltCap
Kansas City, Missouri
2023
Ramin Cherafat Chief Executive Officer
McCownGordon Construction
Kansas City, Missouri
2024
Paul Maass Chief Executive Officer
Scoular
Omaha, Nebraska
2025
Class C
Name Title Term expires
December 31
María Griego-Raby
(Deputy Chair)
President and Principal
Contract Associates
Albuquerque, New Mexico
2023
Jandel Allen-Davis President and Chief Executive Officer
Craig Hospital
Englewood, Colorado
2024
Patrick A. Dujakovich
(Chair)
President
Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO
Kansas City, Missouri
2025

DENVER BRANCH

Appointed by the Federal Reserve Bank:
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Rachel Gerlach Chief Credit Officer
Alpine Bank
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
2023
Nicole Glaros Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Phos
Boulder, Colorado
2024
Chris Wright Chief Executive Officer
Liberty Energy
Denver, Colorado
2024
John J. Coyne III Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President
Big Horn Federal Savings Bank
Greybull, Wyoming
2025

 

Appointed by the Board of Governors:
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Navin Dimond
(Chair)
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Stonebridge Companies
Denver, Colorado
2023
Janice J. Lucero President and Chief Executive Officer
Motor Vehicle Division Express
Albuquerque, New Mexico
2024
Del Esparza Chief Executive Officer
Esparza Digital & Advertising
Albuquerque, New Mexico
2025


 

OKLAHOMA CITY BRANCH

Appointed by the Federal Reserve Bank:
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Brady Sidwell Owner and Principal
Sidwell Strategies, LLC
Enid, Oklahoma
2023
J. Walter Duncan, IV President
Duncan Oil Properties, Inc.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2024
Mark Burrage Chief Executive Officer
FirstBank
Atoka, Oklahoma
2025
Terry Salmon President
Computer System Designers (CSD)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2025

 

Appointed by the Board of Governors:
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Katrina Washington
(Chair)
Executive Director
Neighborhood Housing Services, and
Owner
Stratos Realty Group
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2023
Rhonda Hooper President and Chief Executive Officer
Jordan Advertising
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2024
Dana S. Weber Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Webco Industries, Inc.
Sand Springs, Oklahoma
2025


 

OMAHA BRANCH

Appointed by the Federal Reserve Bank:
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Dwayne W. Sieck Managing Principal
Farnam Street Real Estate Capital
Omaha, Nebraska
2023
Zac Karpf President
Platte Valley Bank
Scottsbluff, Nebraska
2024
Susan L. Martin President and Secretary-Treasurer
Nebraska State AFL-CIO
Lincoln, Nebraska
2024
Clark Lauritzen Chairman and President
First National Bank of Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska
2025

 

Appointed by the Board of Governors:
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Carmen Tapio Owner, President, and Chief Executive Officer
North End Teleservices, LLC
Omaha, Nebraska
2023
Joanne Li Chancellor
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska
2024
L. Javier Fernandez
(Chair)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Omaha Public Power District
Omaha, Nebraska
2025

 

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Last Update: January 27, 2023