Membership and Leadership Announcements for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Portland Branch Board of Directors

PORTLAND – The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco has announced the newest member of its Portland Branch Board of Directors, as well as three reappointments and a new chair, effective January 1, 2024.

The Portland Board’s newest director is:

Patrick Criteser
President and Chief Executive Officer
Tillamook County Creamery Association
Tillamook, Oregon

Directors reappointed for a second term include:

Alicia Chapman
Owner and Chief Executive Officer
Willamette Technical Fabricators
Portland, Oregon

Andrew Colas
President and Chief Executive Officer
Colas Construction, Inc.
Portland, Oregon

Graciela Gomez Cowger
Chief Executive Officer
Schwabe, Willamson & Wyatt
Vancouver, Washington

In addition, the following director was designated to serve as Chair of the Portland Branch Board in 2024:

Gale Castillo
Owner and President
Portland, Oregon

About the Boards of Directors
The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 requires each of the 12 Reserve Banks to operate under the supervision of a board of directors. The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Head Office Board is governed by nine directors who represent the interests of the 12th Reserve District and whose experience provides the Bank with a wider range of expertise that helps it fulfill its policy and operational responsibilities. The nine directors of each Reserve Bank are divided evenly by classification: Class A directors represent the member banks in the District; Class B directors and Class C directors represent the interests of the public. In the case of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, its four branches in Los AngelesPortlandSalt Lake City, and Seattle each have a separate seven-member branch board.

Jennifer Chamberlain
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
(415) 974-2383

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (SF Fed) serves the public by promoting a healthy, sustainable economy, and supporting the nation’s financial and payment systems. With offices in Los Angeles, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Portland and Phoenix, the Bank serves the Twelfth Federal Reserve District, which includes one-fifth of the nation’s population and represents the world’s fourth-largest economy. As part of the nation’s central bank, the SF Fed informs monetary policy, regulates banks, administers certain consumer protection laws and acts as a financial partner to the U.S. government.