Office of the President
Mark A. Gould, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer
Mark A. Gould began serving as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco on June 18, 2018. He is also Chief Operating Officer and Cash Product Director, roles he’s held since February 1, 2014. On a national level he chairs the System’s Enterprise Payments Committee and serves on several other governance and advisory bodies.
Updated June 2018
The Federal Reserve Act provides that the president of a Federal Reserve Bank shall be the chief executive officer of the Bank, appointed by the board of directors of the Bank, with the approval of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, for a term of five years. Twelve individuals have led the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, ranging in terms of service from one year to 18 years. The first three leaders held the title “Governor.” The Banking Act of 1935 abolished the dual role of governor and agent and created a single leadership role – president.
To learn more about Federal Reserve Bank Presidents throughout the System, visit the Federal Reserve Board of Governors site.