Sean Rodriguez was appointed as the Federal Reserve System's Faster Payments Strategy Leader on August 1, 2015. In this role, Rodriguez will lead activities to identify effective approaches for implementing a safe, ubiquitous, faster payments capability in the United States. Prior to his appointment, he was the senior vice president responsible for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's payments industry outreach efforts. Additionally, Rodriguez oversees the Federal Reserve System's Financial Services Industry Relations Program. He is responsible for coordinating engagement with payment industry stakeholders, ensuring key industry insights are fully vetted with Chicago District and Federal Reserve System financial services leadership, and marshaling resources to influence payments industry direction that is consistent with the Federal Reserve’s refreshed 2012–2016 strategic direction.
Prior to this assignment, Rodriguez had responsibility for sales and marketing for the Federal Reserve System. In this role, he oversaw the System’s marketing and communications functions and the Federal Reserve’s regional and national account management programs, a function which he established for the System’s largest customers. He has worked in all of the Bank’s operating and support functions in the Denver and Los Angeles locations and has served on numerous Federal Reserve System and industry work groups throughout his thirty year career at the Bank. Rodriguez received a B.A. from the University of Colorado, a Graduate School of Banking Certificate from the University of Wisconsin and is a Certified Cash Manager.