On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, Dr. John Williams, the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco visited Howard University to meet with Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick and a small group of Business students to engage in fruitful conversation. President Williams’ discussion with students focused on his background, diversity at the Federal Reserve, and current events that impact business decisions and monetary policy. In line with his discussion about diversity at the Federal Reserve, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the HU Center for Career Excellence partnered today to focus efforts on campus recruiting.
Dr. Williams has spent over two decades in the financial industry. Prior to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Dr. Williams was the executive vice president and director of research at the San Francisco bank and an economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He earned an A.B from University of California at Berkley, a Master of Science from the London School of Economics, and Ph.D. from Stanford. He has also served as senior economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers and as a lecturer at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.