In Brief

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago announced the designation of the chairman and deputy chairman of its Board of Directors for 2010.

Last Updated: 09/15/09

News Release

 

CHICAGO—The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago announced the designation of the chairman and deputy chairman of its Board of Directors for 2010.

Chairman

William C. Foote was designated Chairman of the Board of Directors for 2010. He currently serves as the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors and has held this position since 2008. He is Chairman and CEO of Chicago-based USG Corporation.

Deputy Chairman

Thomas J. Wilson was designated Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors for 2010. He has been a director since 2008. He is Chairman, President and CEO of The Allstate Corporation, based in Northbrook, Ill.

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.