OHSU President Appointed to Portland Branch Federal Reserve Board

February 1, 2011

Dr. Joseph E. Robertson, Jr.

Dr. Joseph E. Robertson, Jr.

Portland, OR – The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System appointed Dr. Joseph E. Robertson, Jr. to the Portland Branch board of directors, effective January 1, 2011. The board of directors provides an economic perspective on the region to both the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s board of directors and the Board of Governors in Washington. The Board of Governors considers this information when determining monetary policy.

Dr. Robertson is president of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Oregon’s only health and research university. Dr. Robertson is currently a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology, Western Retina Study Club, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists and the Retina Society. He has a B.S. from Yale, an M.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine, and an M.B.A. from the University of Oregon.

Other members of the Federal Reserve’s Portland Branch Board of Directors include: David Chen (chairman), Equilibrium Capital Group LLC; Megan Clubb, Baker Boyer National Bank; Peggy Fowler, Portland General Electric; Roger Hinshaw, Bank of America; and Roderick Wendt, JELD-WEN, inc.


Lorraine Thayer
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Portland Branch
(503) 276-3012


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