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Ron J. Feldman

First Vice President


Ron Feldman is the first vice president and chief operating officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.  In this role, he is responsible for all operational facets of the Bank's activities and for backup to the president in the execution of his monetary policy responsibilities.

He is a member of the Conference of First Vice Presidents.  In this capacity he is involved, along with the chief operating officers of the other eleven Reserve Banks, in various projects and initiatives to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the Federal Reserve's System-wide operations. 

He previously served as a senior officer for Supervision, Regulation and Credit. Feldman also held a variety of Federal Reserve System supervisory leadership roles.  For example, he co-led the group overseeing the System’s supervision of banks having under $10 billion in assets.  He also managed the System’s validation of Federal Reserve stress testing models.

Feldman joined the bank in 1995 in the Supervision department. He became an officer of the bank in 1999, a managing officer in 2004, senior vice president in 2008 and executive vice president in 2013. In addition to assuming increasing responsibilities in the supervisory arena, he previously ran the Financial Services Support Office, which assists in the oversight of the Federal Reserve’s financial services.

Feldman has published research on a wide array of banking and financial topics. He is the co-author of Too Big to Fail: The Hazards of Bank Bailouts, published by the Brookings Institution (2004).

He has a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and an M.P.A. from Syracuse University.

April 2017


Recent Minneapolis Fed Work

Conversations with the Fed on Thought Leadership: What are we doing? Where are we going?
September 2017 - Conversations with the Fed

A Few Final Thoughts
June 2017 - Banking in the Ninth

New effort will take aim at growth and opportunity gaps; here's how
June 2017 - Messages

Independent Reviews
March 2017 - Banking in the Ninth

Advantages of Partnering with States in Supervising Banks
December 2016 - Banking in the Ninth

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