Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
John C. Williams

John C. Williams
President
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Dr. Williams took office March 1, 2011, as the twelfth president and chief executive officer of the Twelfth District Federal Reserve Bank, at San Francisco. In 2017, he serves as an alternate voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee.

Dr. Williams, a native of Sacramento, California, served since 2009 as executive vice president and director of research for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, which he joined in 2002 as a research advisor. Subsequently, he was named senior vice president and advisor in 2004.

He began his career as an economist in 1994, when he joined the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, following the completion of his Ph.D. in Economics at Stanford University. He became senior economist at the Board in 1998 and served on loan from 1999 to 2000 as senior economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers. He subsequently returned to the Board, where he remained until he joined the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Dr. Williams' research focuses on topics including: monetary policy under uncertainty and with imperfect information; learning; research and development; innovation; productivity, and business cycles. He has collaborated with economists from throughout the country and across the globe to examine economic and policy issues from different perspectives, and has published numerous articles in leading research journals.

Dr. Williams currently serves as the managing editor of the International Journal of Central Banking. Previously, he served as associate editor of the American Economic Review and the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. He has been a research associate for the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis since 2008. Additionally, he has been a lecturer at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.

Prior to completing his doctorate at Stanford, he earned a Master's of Science with distinction in economics from the London School of Economics in 1989, and an A.B. with high distinction from the University of California at Berkeley in 1984.

He is married and has two teenage sons.

Bank Location

101 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 974-2000

Head office at San Francisco, California.

Branch Banks at Los Angeles, California; Portland, Oregon; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Seattle, Washington.

Covers the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington, and serves American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Website: http://www.frbsf.org/

San Francisco district map

Branches

Los Angeles
950 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Terminal Annex - P.O. Box 2077, Los Angeles, CA 90051
Shipping Address - 951 S. Olive St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 683-2300

Portland
1500 SW First Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
P.O. Box 3436, Portland, OR 97208
(503) 276-3000

Salt Lake City
120 South State Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
P.O. Box 30780, Salt Lake City, UT 84125
(801) 322-7900

Seattle
2700 Naches Avenue SW, Renton, WA 98057
P.O. Box 3567, Seattle, WA 98124
(425) 203-0800

The Federal Reserve officially identifies Districts by number and Reserve Bank city.

In the 12th District, the Seattle Branch serves Alaska, and the San Francisco Bank serves Hawaii. The System serves commonwealths and territories as follows: the New York Bank serves the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; the San Francisco Bank serves American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The Board of Governors revised the branch boundaries of the System in February 1996.


List of Directors
Class A
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Megan F. Clubb Chairman of the Board
Baker Boyer National Bank
Walla Walla, Washington
2017
Peter S. Ho Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Bank of Hawaii and Bank of Hawaii Corporation
Honolulu, Hawaii
2018
Steven R. Gardner Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Pacific Premier Bank
Irvine, California
2019
Class B
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Richard A. Galanti Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Costco Wholesale Corporation
Issaquah, Washington
2017
Steven E. Bochner Partner
Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich, & Rosati, P.C.
Palo Alto, California
2018
Sanford L. Michelman Chairman
Michelman & Robinson, L.L.P.
Los Angeles, California
2019
Class C
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Rosemary Turner President
UPS North California District
Oakland, California
2017
Alexander R. Mehran
(Chair)
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Sunset Development Company
San Ramon, California
2018
Barry M. Meyer
(Deputy Chair)
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Retired, Warner Brothers Entertainment and Founder and Chairman
North Ten Mile Associates
Burbank, California
2019

LOS ANGELES BRANCH

Appointed by the Federal Reserve Bank:
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Peggy Tsiang Cherng Co-Chair of the Board and Co-Chief Executive Officer
Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.
Rosemead, California
2017
Ilyanne Morden Kichaven Executive Director, Los Angeles
SAG-AFTRA
Los Angeles, California
2018
Luis Faura President and Chief Executive Officer
C&F Foods, Inc.
City of Industry, California
2018
Steven W. Streit President, Founder, and Chief Executive Officer
Green Dot Bank and Green Dot Corporation
Pasadena, California
2019

 

Appointed by the Board of Governors:
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Robert H. Gleason President and Chief Executive Officer
Evans Hotels
San Diego, California
2017
Anita V. Pramoda Chief Executive Officer
Owned Outcomes
Las Vegas, Nevada
2018
James A. Hughes
(Chair)
Former Director and Chief Executive Officer
First Solar, Inc
Tempe, Arizona
2019


 

PORTLAND BRANCH

Appointed by the Federal Reserve Bank:
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Robert C. Hale Chief Executive Officer
Hale Companies
Hermiston, Oregon
2017
Charles A. Wilhoite Managing Director
Willamette Management Associates
Portland, Oregon
2017
S. Randolph Compton Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chairperson of the Board
Pioneer Trust Bank, N.A.
Salem, Oregon
2018
Steven J. Zika Chief Executive Officer
Hampton Lumber
Portland, Oregon
2019

 

Appointed by the Board of Governors:
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Tamara L. Lundgren President and Chief Executive Officer
Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.
Portland, Oregon
2017
Román D. Hernández Partner
K&L Gates
Portland, Oregon
2018
Anne C. Kubisch President and Chief Executive Officer
The Ford Family Foundation
Roseburg, Oregon
2019


 

SALT LAKE CITY BRANCH

Appointed by the Federal Reserve Bank:
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Josh England President
C.R. England, Inc.
Salt Lake City, Utah
2017
Park Price Chief Executive Officer Emeritus and Chairman
Bank of Idaho
Idaho Falls, Idaho
2017
Susan D. Mooney Johnson President Emeritus
Futura Industries
Clearfield, Utah
2018
Peter R. Metcalf Founder, Brand Advocate and Chief Executive Officer Emeritus
Black Diamond, Inc.
Salt Lake City, Utah
2019

 

Appointed by the Board of Governors:
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Patricia R. Richards
(Chair)
President and Chief Executive Officer
SelectHealth, Inc.
Murray, Utah
2017
Arthur F. (Skip) Oppenheimer Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Oppenheimer Companies, Inc.
Boise, Idaho
2018
David B. Smith Chief Operating Officer
Larry H. Miller Management Corporation
Sandy, Utah
2019


 

SEATTLE BRANCH

Appointed by the Federal Reserve Bank:
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Carol K. Nelson Pacific Region Sales Executive and Seattle Market President
KeyBank
Seattle, Washington
2017
Craig Dawson President and Chief Executive Officer
Retail Lockbox, Inc.
Seattle, Washington
2017
Cheryl B. Fambles Chief Executive Officer
Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council
Tumwater, Washington
2018
Drew Wolff Vice President and Treasurer
Starbucks Coffee Company
Seattle, Washington
2019

 

Appointed by the Board of Governors:
Name Title Term expires
December 31
Scott L. Morris
(Chair)
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Avista Corporation
Spokane, Washington
2017
West Mathison President
Stemilt Growers, LLC
Wenatchee, Washington
2018
Sophie Minich President and Chief Executive Officer
Cook Inlet Region, Inc.
Anchorage, Alaska
2019

 

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Last Update: March 20, 2017