Thomas Barkin

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Thomas Barkin
8th President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Assumed office
January 1, 2018
Preceded byJeffrey M. Lacker
Personal details
Born1961 (age 62–63)
Tampa, Florida, U.S.
EducationHarvard University (BA, JD, MBA)

Thomas I. Barkin (born 1961) is an American central banker, who became the eighth president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond on January 1, 2018.[1] He worked at global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company for 30 years in increasingly senior positions, including as global chief financial officer (CFO) and chief risk officer, with oversight of finance, legal and information technology functions, among others. He also served on the executive committee of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, as an Emory University Board of Trustees member, and former board member and chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

Education and early career[edit]

Barkin was born and raised in Tampa, Florida.[1] He graduated from Harvard University in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in Economics.[2] In 1987, he earned a JD and an MBA in the joint degree program offered by Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Barkin worked for global management consulting firm McKinsey for 30 years. From 2009 to 2015, Barkin served as the firm's chief financial officer.[4]

Most recently, Barkin was a senior partner in McKinsey's Atlanta office, where his primary client focus was helping financial institutions and travel and transportation companies. From 2015 to 2017, he served as the McKinsey's chief risk officer.[citation needed]

Outside boards and organizations[edit]

Barkin served on numerous boards for community groups and organizations. While in Atlanta, he served on the executive committee of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Emory University Board of Trustees.[5] He also was a member of the executive board of the United States Golf Association (USGA), and in 2017 on the board's Audit, Finance and Handicap Committees.[6]

Barkin served on the board of directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta from 2009 to 2014, and was the board’s chairman from 2013 to 2014.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Barkin and his wife, Robyn Rieser Barkin, have two children.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Thomas I. Barkin Bio" (PDF). Richmond Fed. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
  2. ^ Times-Dispatch, JOHN REID BLACKWELL Richmond. "Thomas I. Barkin takes 'pragmatic' approach to policy as new Richmond Fed president". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  3. ^ Condon, Christopher (December 4, 2017). "Richmond Fed Names McKinsey's Thomas Barkin as Its President". Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  4. ^ Staff. "Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond names McKinsey & Co.'s Thomas Barkin as its president and CEO". Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Thomas I. Barkin Bio". Emory University. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "Thomas I. Barkin Bio". US Golf Association. Retrieved December 9, 2017.

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Preceded by President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond