|Occupation||President and Chief Executive Officer|
|Employer||Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis|
James Bullard is the president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He joined the bank in 1990, and has held the CEO position since 2008. In that role, he is a participant on the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), which meets regularly to set the direction of U.S. monetary policy. He also oversees the Federal Reserve’s Eighth District, including activities at the St. Louis headquarters and its branches in Little Rock, Ark., Louisville, Ky., and Memphis, Tenn.
After earning his Ph.D. in 1990, Bullard joined the St. Louis Fed as an economist in the research division. By 2007 he had risen to become vice president and deputy director of research for monetary analysis. In April 2008 he was named CEO.
Bullard is an adjunct faculty member and Ph.D. adviser at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also a co-editor of the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control and a peer reviewer for more than two dozen periodicals and institutions.
Bullard earned a Bachelor of Science degree in quantitative methods and information systems and economics from St. Cloud State University in 1984, and a doctorate in economics from Indiana University in 1990.