President Williams’ Schedule

Congress created the Federal Reserve System with the intent that it have a broad perspective on economic and financial conditions in all parts of the nation. The System is composed of a central, governmental agency–the Board of Governors–in Washington, D.C., and 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks, located in major cities across the nation.

As president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve’s Twelfth District, which encompasses the nine western states (including Alaska and Hawaii), John Williams has a broad range of responsibilities. As the CEO of the Bank and a member of the policy making Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), it is incumbent upon him to meet with a wide range of business and community leaders, in a variety of sectors, to receive input on the economy. This grassroots input informs his contribution to the monetary policy making process, including his assessment of the state of the economy throughout the Twelfth District. In addition to gaining valuable perspectives on economic conditions from the many business, academic, banking, and community leaders he interacts with, he shares his views on the economy through speeches, media interviews, and other meetings. His calendar is a reflection of the diversity of his work.

President Williams publishes a list of his public appearances, meetings with parties external to the Federal Reserve System, and Board of Directors and committee meetings. He does this to foster awareness of the broad segments of the community with whom he interacts to meet his various responsibilities.

Current

March 2014

  • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (“FRBSF”) Board of Directors’ Meeting (2)
  • Interview with Amy Martinez, Seattle Times
  • Speech at Albers School of Business, Seattle University, Seattle, WA; media availability after speech
  • Attend Seattle Branch Board of Directors Meeting, Seattle, WA
  • Q&A Session with 24 Advanced Placement Economics Woodinville High School students after Seattle Branch Tour, Seattle, WA
  • Interview with Binyamin Appelbaum, New York Times
  • Federal Open Market Committee Meeting, Washington, DC
  • Meeting with David Wessel, Director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC
  • Meeting with 12th District Congressional Staffers, Washington, DC
  • Panelist on The Brookings Institution Panel on Economic Activity, Washington, DC
  • Interview with Ylan Mui, The Washington Post
  • Attend presentation with representatives of the Charles Schwab Corporation and FRBSF staff regarding institution’s semi-annual financial results.
  • Meeting with Alice Portz, Management Development Consultant, Pivot Leadership, FRBSF
  • Meeting with Dr. Mark Baldassarie, President & CEO of the Public Policy Institute of California, FRBSF
  • Meeting with former FRBSF Board Director Dave Chen, CEO, Equilibrium Capital Group LLC, FRBSF
  • Interview with Nicholas Lemann, The New Yorker

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February 2014

February 2014

  • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (“FRBSF”) Board of Directors’ Meeting (2)
  • Attend presentation with representatives of Wells Fargo Bank and FRBSF staff regarding institution’s quarterly financial results
  • Community Outreach tour of Little Tokyo Service Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Presented at Congressional Outreach Event, FRBSF Los Angeles Branch 
  • Interview with Don Lee, LA Times
  • Interview with Steve Liesman, CNBC, New York, NY
  • Speech to Money Marketers of New York University, New York, NY; media availability after speech
  • Interview with Robin Harding, Financial Times
  • Attended Community Depository Institutions Advisory Group Meeting; FRBSF

January 2014

  • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (“FRBSF”) Board of Directors’ Meeting (2)
  • Speech to Lambda Alpha International and the Arizona Bankers Association, Phoenix, AZ; media availability after speech
  • Interview with Jon Hilsenrath, Wall Street Journal
  • Meeting with Doug Shorenstein, Chairman & CEO, The Shorenstein Company, and M. Benioff, Founder, Chairman and CEO of salesforce.com, FRBSF
  • Attend Economic Advisory Council meeting, FRBSF
  • Attend/participate in The Brookings Institution’s event honoring Chairman Bernanke, Washington, D.C.
  • Roundtable discussion with the Business Executives for National Security (BENS), FRBSF
  • Discussion with Dr. Pawliw-Fry re: his upcoming book, FRBSF
  • Federal Open Market Committee Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  • Interview with Peter Barnes, Fox Business News
  • Meeting with Ms. Diane Ellis, FDIC Director of Division of Insurance & Research, FRBSF
  • December 2013

    • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (“FRBSF”) Board of Directors’ Meeting
    • Interview with Michael Hirsh, National Journal
    • Interview with Ann Saphir, Thomas Reuters
    • Interview with Michael Hirsh, National Journal
    • Attend Seattle Board of Directors Meeting/Dinner; Seattle, WA
    • Attend Salt Lake City Board of Directors Meeting/Luncheon, Salt Lake City, UT
    • Attend presentation with representatives of Wells Fargo Bank and FRBSF staff regarding institution’s quarterly financial results
    • Attend System Centennial Advisory Council Meeting, Washington, D.C.
    • Attend Federal Reserve Centennial Commemorative Ceremony & Luncheon, Washington, D.C.
    • Federal Open Market Committee Meeting, Washington, D.C.
    • Interview with Rana Foroohar, Time Magazine

    November 2013

    • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (“FRBSF”) Board of Directors’ Meeting (3)
    • Attend Asia Economic Policy Conference, media availability after conference, FRBSF
    • Attend annual meeting with Deloitte regarding Fraud Discussion and Audit Update, FRBSF 
    • Meeting with U.C. Berkeley Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society, FRBSF
    • Welcoming remarks at the San Francisco Regional Bankers’ Forum, FRBSF
    • Community Leaders Luncheon Speech, media availability after speech, Los Angeles, CA
    • Meeting with Russell Goldsmith, Chairman & CEO, City National Bank and City National Corporation, and Barry Meyer, Chairman, Warner Brothers, Los Angeles, CA
    • Meeting with Donald Knauss, Chairman of the Board & CEO, The Clorox Company, San Francisco, CA
    • Attend presentation with representatives of Union Bank and FRBSF staff regarding institution’s quarterly financial results

    October 2013

    • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (“FRBSF”) Board of Directors’ Meeting 
    • Attend Joint Board of Directors Meeting with Salt Lake City Branch, Boise, ID
    • Community Leaders Luncheon Speech, Boise, ID; media availability after the speech
    • Attend UC San Diego Economics Roundtable, San Diego, CA; media availability after the speech
    • Attend Day Of Issuance Press Conference in support of the newly redesigned $100 note, FRBSF
    • Remarks at Bay Area Council’s Economic Institute Forecast Conference, FRBSF
    • Attend National Bureau of Economic Research Conference, Boston, MA
    • Attend Economic Research Conference, FRBSF
    • Meeting with Pat Yarrington, Chair, FRBSF Board of Directors, FRBSF 
    • Attend Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council Meeting, FRBSF
    • Attend International Journal of Central Banking Management Committee Meeting, FRBSF
    • Federal Open Market Committee Meeting, Washington, D.C.

    September 2013

    • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (“FRBSF”) Board of Directors’ Meeting (2)
    • Portland Branch Board of Directors Meeting, Portland, OR
    • Community Leaders Breakfast Speech, Portland, OR; media availability after speech
    • Attend International Journal of Central Banking Conference, Warsaw, Poland
    • Speech at the National Association of Business Economics Meeting, San Francisco, CA; media availability after speech
    • Lecture at Stanford University, Stanford, CA
    • Meeting with Michael Shepard, Federal Advisory Council, FRBSF
    • Attend Conference in Honor of Robert E. Hall, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
    • Remarks at Community College Conference Luncheon, San Francisco, CA
    • Attend Economic Advisory Council Meeting, FRBSF
    • Attend Financial Women’s Association Luncheon, San Francisco, CA
    • Meeting with Lord Adair Turner, Institute for New Economic Thinking, FRBSF
    • Remarks at Conference on Finance and the Welfare of Nations, San Francisco, CA
    • Federal Open Market Committee Meeting, Washington, D.C.

    August 2013

    • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (“FRBSF”) Board of Directors’ Meeting
    • Interview with Mariko Oe, TV Tokyo
    • Interview with Ylan Mui, The Washington Post
    • Attend Conference on Expectations in Dynamic Macroeconomic Models, FRBSF
    • Meeting with representative of regulated financial institution and FRBSF staff
    • Attend FRB Kansas City’s Economic Policy Symposium, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
    • Interview with Steve Liesman, CNBC
    • Interview with Michael McKee, Bloomberg
    • Attend Meeting of the Congress of the European Economic Association, Gothenberg, Sweden

    July 2013

    • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (“FRBSF”) Board of Directors’ Meeting (2)
    • Presentation at The Society for Computational Economics 19th International Conference on Computing in Economics & Finance, Vancouver, BC; media availability after presentation
    • Interview with Richard Miller, Bloomberg News
    • Lunch with Molly Carter and Thom Lynch, United Way, San Francisco
    • Meeting with Greenlining Institute Summer Associates, FRBSF
    • Attend Bay Area Council’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors Meetings, FRBSF
    • Attend presentation with representatives of Wells Fargo Bank and FRBSF staff regarding institution’s quarterly financial  statements
    • Federal Open Market Committee Meeting, Washington, D.C.

    June 2013

    • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (“FRBSF”) Board of Directors’ Meeting (2)
    • Federal Open Market Committee Meeting, Washington, D.C.
    • Deliver lecture, meetings with senior management, Sveriges Riksbank, Stockholm, Sweden; media availability after lecture
    • Meeting with Scott Miller, CEO, G100, San Francisco
    • Attend BS&R’s Asia Symposium, San Francisco
    • Attend National Bureau of Economic Research’s International Seminar on Macroeconomics Conference, Rome, Italy
    • Meeting of the Economic Advisory Council, San Francisco
    • Deliver speech at Sonoma County Economic Development Board Luncheon, Sonoma, CA; media availability after speech

    May 2013

    • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (“FRBSF”) Board of Directors’ Meeting (2)
    • Federal Open Market Committee Meeting, Washington, D.C.
    • Interview with Aki Ito, Bloomberg
    • Attend presentation with representatives of Wells Fargo Bank and FRBSF staff regarding institution’s quarterly financial results
    • Bay Area Council Economic Institute Board of Trustees Meeting, San Francisco
    • Keynote address at the Portland Business Journal 2013 CFO of the Year Awards Luncheon, Portland, OR; media availability after speech
    • Attend Economic Research Symposium on Inflation and Price Dynamics, FRBSF
    • Deliver UC Berkeley’s Economic Departments’ Commencement Speech, Berkeley, CA
    • Meeting with Jim Berrien, President, G100, San Francisco
    • Attend presentation with representatives of Union Bank and FRBSF staff regarding institution’s quarterly financial results
    • Lecture to the Chicago Booth School of Business, Chicago, IL
    • Attend G100 Meeting, New York, NY

    April 2013

    • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (“FRBSF”) Board of Directors’ Meeting
    • Meeting with Russell Goldsmith, Chairman and CEO, City National Bank, Los Angeles, CA
    • Interview with Don Lee, Los Angeles Times, and with the Los Angeles Times Editorial Board
    • Speech at Town Hall Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; media availability after speech
    • Delivered Macro Seminar at Stanford University, Stanford, CA
    • Interview with Jon Hilsenrath, Wall Street Journal
    • FRBSF Conference of Twelfth District Directors, FRBSF
    • Attended meeting of the Economic Advisory Council, FRBSF
    • Attended Economic Research Seminar: Understanding the Slow Recovery, FRBSF
    • Attended Second Monetary Policy Conference (co-sponsored by FRB St. Louis, FRB San Francisco and Tsinghua University), Beijing, China
    • Federal Open Market Committee Meeting, Washington, D.C.
    • Interview with the British Broadcasting Company (BBC)

    March 2013

    • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (“FRBSF”) Board of Directors’ Meeting (2)
    • Attended Economic Research Macro Conference, FRBSF
    • Attended seminar at the University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
    • Federal Open Market Committee Meeting, Washington, D.C.
    • Meeting with Congressman Gary Miller (R-CA), Washington, D.C.
    • Meeting with Senator Dean Heller (R-NV), Washington, D.C.
    • Meeting with Congressman Denny Heck (D-WA), Washington, D.C.
    • Day at the Fed Event with 12th District Congressional Staffers, Washington, D.C.
    • Meeting with Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and her District Director Dan Bernal, San Francisco

    February 2013

    • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (“FRBSF”) Board of Directors’ Meeting (3)
    • Meeting with Jim Henry, Marketing Managing Partner, PWC LLP
    • Meeting with Janice Eberly, Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy, US
    • Meeting with Gloria Castillo, President and CEO, Chicago United
    • Meeting with Kenneth McNeeley, President, AT&T California
    • Remarks to the San Francisco Consular Corps Luncheon, San Francisco
    • Meeting with Sean Randolph, President and CEO, and Jon Haverman, Chief Economist, Bay Area Council Economic Institute
    • Speech to The Forecasters Club of New York, New York; media availability after the speech
    • Interview with Mike Derby of the Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal
    • Participant at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, 2013 U.S. Monetary Policy Forum, New York
    • Attended Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council Meeting; FRBSF

    January 2013

    • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (“FRBSF”) Board of Directors’ Meeting (2)
    • Remarks at FRBSF’s “Day Ahead” Conference on Financial Markets and Institutions, San Diego, CA
    • Attend AEA/ASSA Meetings, San Diego, CA
    • Meeting with The Honorable David Bradbury, Assistant Treasurer, Australia, FRBSF
    • Interview with Claudia Buck, The Sacramento Bee
    • Speech to SEMI’s 2013 Industry Strategy Symposium, Half Moon Bay, CA
    • Attend presentation with representatives of Wells Fargo Bank and FRBSF staff regarding institution’s quarterly financial results
    • Federal Open Market Committee Meeting, Washington, D.C.
    • Meeting with Edward James Olmos, FRBSF Los Angeles Branch; and FRBSF staff
    • Economic Advisory Council conference call

    December 2012

    • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (“FRBSF”) Board of Directors’ Meeting (2)
    • Meeting with Mark Berres, Audit Partner and Brian Hansen, Audit Partner, Deloitte & Touche, and FRBSF staff
    • Meeting with Finnish MBA students from the Management Institute of Finland, FRBSF
    • Meeting with representatives of regulated financial institution, and FRBSF staff
    • Attend Bay Area Council Executive Committee and Board Meetings, Oakland, CA
    • Federal Open Market Committee Meeting, Washington, D.C.
    • Attend Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s Conference on Stability and Efficiency in Financial Systems, Wellington, New Zealand

    November 2012

    • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (“FRBSF”) Board of Directors’ Meeting (2)
    • Attend Salt Lake City Branch Board of Directors’ Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT
    • Community Leaders Luncheon Speech, Salt Lake City, UT; media availability after the speech
    • Remarks and Q&A Session with UC Berkeley Omicron Delta Epsilon, FRBSF
    • Remarks at Pacific Basin Conference, FRBSF
    • Remarks, lecture and roundtable discussion for Center for Economics and Public Policy, Irvine, CA; media availability after the public lecture
    • Meeting with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee; Doug Shorenstein, Chairman, FRBSF Board of Directors; and FRBSF staff
    • Speech at the University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim, San Francisco, CA; media availability after the speech
    • Interview with Jon Hilsenrath, The Wall Street Journal
    • Meetings with business leaders and Central Bank officials, Mumbai and New Delhi, India

    October 2012

    • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (“FRBSF”) Board of Directors’ Meeting (2)
    • Attend Capital Markets for Impact at Scale Conference, FRBSF
    • Deliver the 2012 Williams Vickrey Distinguished Address at the 74th International Atlantic Economic Conference, Montreal, Canada
    • Attend presentation with representatives of Wells Fargo Bank and FRBSF staff regarding institution’s quarterly financial results
    • Meeting with President Alecia A. DeCoudreaux, Mills College
    • Interview with Ann Saphir, Reuters
    • Meeting of the FRBSF Economic Advisory Council
    • Speech to the Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco Economic Policy Forum, San Francisco; media availability after the speech
    • Federal Open Market Committee Meeting, Washington, D.C.
    • Attend Symposium on Fiscal Choices, FRBSF

    September 2012

    • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (“FRBSF”) Board of Directors’ Meeting (2)
    • Meeting with Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX), Washington, D.C.
    • Meeting with Wayne Clough, Secretary of the Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.
    • Federal Open Market Committee Meeting, Washington, D.C.
    • Meeting with Bill Haraf, Managing Director, and Steve Hoffman, Managing Director, Promontory Financial Group
    • Meeting with Laura Alber, Director, President and CEO of Williams Sonoma
    • Interview with Steve Beckner, Market News International
    • Bay Area CFO Forum Breakfast, Menlo Park
    • Speech at City Club Roundtable Event; media availability after the speech
    • Meeting of the FRBSF’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council
    • IJCB Fall Conference hosted by the Central Bank of Chile, Santiago, Chile

    August 2012

    • Federal Open Market Committee, Washington, D.C.
    • Attended Conference on Expectations in Dynamic Macroeconomic Models, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
    • Roundtable Discussion with educators during Meet the Experts Summer Speaker Series
    • Interview with Kathleen Pender, The San Francisco Chronicle
    • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (“FRBSF”) Board of Directors’ Meeting (2)
    • Attended presentation with representatives of Union Bank and FRBSF staff regarding institution’s quarterly financial results
    • Meeting with The Honorable Steffen Kampeter, Deputy Secretary, Federal Ministry of France;
      The Honorable Otto Fricke, Member of the Bundestaf, Chief Whip of the Free Democratic Party;
      The Honorable Peter Rothen, Consul General and Deputy Consul General Bernard Abels, Federal Republic of Germany
    • Introduction and welcoming remarks at Symposium on European Debt Crisis
    • Attended Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Economic Policy Symposium, Jackson Hole, WY
    • Interview with Steve Liesman, CNBC Television
    • Interview with Mike McKee, Bloomberg Television

    July 2012

    • Speech/Panel discussion at the Western Economic Association International Conference, San Francisco
    • Speech to the Joint Convention of the Oregon, Idaho and Nevada Bankers Association, Coeur d’Alene, ID; media availability after the speech
    • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (“FRBSF”) Board of Directors’ Meeting
    • Meeting with Joshua Collins, Chairman and CEO, Blount International Inc.; and FRBSF staff
    • Meeting with David Chen, Equilibrium Capital Group LLC; Chairman, Portland Branch Board of Directors, Portland, OR
    • Community Leaders Luncheon Speech, Portland, OR; media availability after the speech
    • Meeting with Gabriel Stein, CEO, Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum
    • Attended presentation with representatives of Wells Fargo and FRBSF staff regarding institution’s quarterly financial results
    • Meeting with Katie Hall, CEO and CIO, Hill Capital Partners LLC; Doug Shorenstein, Chairman, FRBSF Board of Directors; and FRBSF staff
    • Meeting with Julia Coronado, Chief Economist – North America, BNP Paribas
    • Attended “Briefing on Financial Dignity” speech by John Bryant of Operation Hope, hosted by Michael Shepherd, Chairman and CEO, Bank of the West and BancWest Corporation and FRBSF Federal Advisory Council Member, San Francisco
    • Interview with Robin Harding, The Financial Times
    • Meeting with Greenlining Summer Interns
    • Bay Area Council Executive Committee Meeting, SFO International
    • Bay Area Council Board of Directors’ Meeting, SFO International
    • Federal Open Market Committee, Washington, D.C.

    June 2012

    • Meeting with Richard Blum, Chairman and CEO of Blum Capital Partners, and member of the 12th District Economic Advisory Council
    • Community Leaders Luncheon Speech, Bellevue, WA; media availability after the speech
    • Meeting of the Portland, Seattle, and Salt Lake City Branch Boards of Directors, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (“FRBSF”) Seattle Branch
    • FRBSF Board of Directors’ Meetings (3)
    • Meeting with Andy Jassy, Senior Vice President, Amazon, and FRBSF staff
    • Meeting with Greg Leeds, President, Wizards of the Coast, and FRBSF staff
    • Remarks to the Joint Center for Housing at Harvard’s Policy Advisory Board, Napa, CA
    • Opening Remarks at FRBSF BS&R’s Conference on Asian Banking and Finance
    • Bay Area Council Conference Call
    • Economic Advisory Council Telecon with FRBSF staff
    • Federal Open Market Committee, Washington, D.C.
    • Meeting with Congressman Ed Royce (R-CA), and staff member Michael Ahern, Washington, D.C.
    • Meeting with Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and staff members Andy Green and Will White, Washington, D.C.
    • Meeting with Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID), and staff member Gregg Richard, Washington, D.C.
    • Meeting with Jack Russi, Vice Chairman, Deloitte LLP
    • Meeting with business leaders from the Silicon Valley Leadership Group

    May 2012

    • Panel participant at Milken Institute’s 2012 Global Conference, Los Angeles, California
    • Speech at the University of California Santa Barbara’s Economic Forecast Project, Santa Barbara, California; media availability after the speech
    • Speech at the California Bankers Association’s 121st Annual Convention, Dana Point, California; media availability after the speech
    • Meeting with representative of regulated financial institution
    • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (“FRBSF”) Board of Directors’ Meetings (2)
    • Meeting with Meridee Moore, Founder, Senior Managing Member and Chief Investment Officer, Watershed Asset Management, LLC; Arthur Kern, Director, Yahoo! Inc.; Kathryn Hall, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Hall Capital Partners, LLC; Thomas Steyer, Senior Managing Member, Farallon Capital Management, LLC; Doug Shorenstein, Chairman, FRBSF Board of Directors; and FRBSF staff
    • Attend International Journal of Central Banking Spring Conference, Hong Kong
    • Attend United Way’s The Hour Speaker Series at AT&T California

    April 2012

    • Speech at University of San Diego Symposium; media availability after the speech
    • Speech at the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association Breakfast; media availability after the speech
    • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (“FRBSF”) Board of Directors’ Meetings (2)
    • Meeting with Ross DeVol, Chief Research Officer, Milken Institute
    • Meeting with Jim Morris, Chairman and CEO, Pacific Life, and Jay Wintrob, President and CEO, SunAmerica Financial Group
    • Meeting with Carl Guardino, President and CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group
    • Interview with Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press
    • Meeting with Jill Slattery, Manager of Major Gifts, London School of Economics
    • Meeting with Dominic Ng, Chairman and CEO, East West Bank and former Director (Los Angeles), FRBSF Board of Directors, and with FRBSF staff
    • Annual Conference of the FRBSF Board of Directors, Los Angeles
    • FRBSF Economic Advisory Council Meeting, Los Angeles
    • FRBSF Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council Meeting
    • Remarks to University of California Berkeley’s Omicron Delta Epsilon Society
    • Federal Open Market Committee Meeting, Washington, D.C.
    • Interview with Rolf Benders, Handelsblatt
    • Meeting with Alexander Mehran, Sr., President and CEO, Sunset Development Company