Esther George is president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. As president of the Kansas City Fed, she leads a workforce of close to 2,000 employees at offices in Kansas City, Omaha, Denver and Oklahoma City. The Kansas City Fed is responsible for conducting monetary policy, providing financial services to depository institutions, and supervising nearly 1,000 banking organizations within a seven-state region that includes western Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming and northern New Mexico.
In 2019, President George serves as a voting member on the Federal Reserve’s policymaking body, the Federal Open Market Committee. In this role, she represents the Tenth Federal Reserve District in policy deliberations and provides a perspective based on three decades of experience as a banking supervisor. President George also leads the Federal Reserve System’s effort to modernize the U.S. payments system to enhance the security and speed of transactions across the banking system.