In Brief

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago today announced the reappointment of the chairman and deputy chairman of its Board of Directors effective January 1, 2009.

Last Updated: 12/24/08

News Release

Chicago Fed Announces Re-Appointed Chairman and Deputy Chairman

CHICAGO — The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago today announced the reappointment of the chairman and deputy chairman of its Board of Directors effective January 1, 2009.

Chairman

John A. Canning, Jr., was re-designated Chairman of the Board for 2009. He also held the position of Chairman of the Board for 2008. He is Chairman of Chicago-based Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC.

Deputy Chairman

William C. Foote, was re-designated Deputy Chairman of the Board for 2009. He also held the position of Deputy Chairman of the Board for 2008. He is Chairman and CEO of Chicago-based USG Corporation.

Background about the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Directors are selected to represent a cross-section of the Seventh District economy, including consumers, industry, agriculture, the service sector, labor, and commercial banks of various sizes. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Board has nine members. Commercial banks that are members of the Fed system elect three bankers and three non-bankers. The Federal Reserve Board of Governors appoints three additional non-bankers and designates the board's chair and deputy chair from among its three appointees.

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, D.C., make up the nation's central bank. The Chicago Reserve Bank serves the seventh Federal Reserve District, which encompasses the northern portions of Illinois and Indiana, southern Wisconsin, the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, and the 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.