|Gary H. Stern|
Gary H. Stern has served as our director since January 2010. Prior to joining our board, Mr. Stern served as the president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis from 1985 until his retirement in 2009. Before joining the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis as its senior vice president and director of research in 1982, he was a partner in a New York-based consulting firm and, before that, spent seven years at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He has also served on the faculties of Columbia University, Washington University and New York University. He also serves on several private company directorships, including Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), the largest independent securities regulator in the U.S, and The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (“DTCC”), which provides clearing, settlement and information services for equities, bonds and other instruments. Because of his rich experience leading the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and his other extensive executive experience, Mr. Stern has a unique understanding of national economic and fiscal conditions, trends and drivers that affect our businesses.