In Brief

Three promotions have been announced at the Federal Reserve System's Customer Relations Support Office (CRSO), which is based at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Last Updated: 07/01/08

News Release

Promotions Announced at Fed's Customer Relations Support Office

CHICAGO — Three promotions have been announced at the Federal Reserve System's Customer Relations Support Office (CRSO), which is based at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

William "Bill" Barouski New Executive Vice President

Barouski, 50, has been promoted to executive vice president of the CRSO. He previously served as the CRSO's senior vice president and led the Chicago Fed's Technology Group. In addition to his CRSO duties, he will continue to lead the Technology Group and also continue to serve as member of the Chicago Fed's Management Committee.


Barouski holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Illinois, a master's degree in business administration from the University of Chicago and a Master of Science degree from the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University. He is a chartered financial analyst and a member of the Investment Analysts Society of Chicago. He joined the bank in 1980 and lives in Burr Ridge, Ill.

Sean Rodriguez New Senior Vice President, National and Strategic Sales Accounts

Rodriguez, 47, has been promoted to senior vice president, National and Strategic Sales Accounts, of the CRSO. He previously served as national sales director. Rodriguez earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado and a graduate school of banking certificate from the University of Wisconsin. He joined the bank in 1983 and lives in Denver, Colo.

Ellen Bromagen New Senior Vice President, Electronic Access

Bromagen, 42, has been promoted to senior vice president, Electronic Access, of the CRSO. She previously served as vice president, CRSO Program Management. Bromagen holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a master's degree in business administration from DePaul University. She joined the bank in 1990 and lives in Naperville, Ill.

Customer Relations Support Office Background

Formed in 2001, the CRSO is responsible for strengthening relationships with Federal Reserve System's financial service customers, and to promote a national brand for system products and services. It serves the entire Federal Reserve System and is located at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Background

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, DC, make up the nation's central bank. The Chicago Reserve Bank serves the 7th Federal Reserve District, which encompasses the northern portions of Illinois and Indiana, southern Wisconsin, the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, and the entire state of Iowa. In addition to participation in the formulation of monetary policy, each Reserve Bank supervises member banks and bank holding companies, provides financial services to depository institutions and the U.S. government, and monitors economic conditions in its District.