Reappointment Announced for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Federal Advisory Council Member James H. Herbert, II

January 24, 2020

San Francisco, CA – The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco has announced the reappointment of Mr. James H. Herbert, II, founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of First Republic Bank, to represent the District on the Federal Advisory Council for another one-year term. Mr. Herbert’s first term began on April 1, 2018.

James H. Herbert, II

James H. Herbert, II

First Republic Bank is a private bank and wealth management business with over $116 billion in bank assets and $151 billion in wealth management assets. Before establishing First Republic Bank in 1985, Mr. Herbert was founding president and chief executive officer of San Francisco Bancorp.

He holds a bachelor of science from Babson College and an MBA from New York University.

The Federal Advisory Council, a body created by the Federal Reserve Act, consists of one member—generally from the commercial banking industry—from each of the 12 Reserve Bank Districts. The council ordinarily meets four times a year with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., to discuss economic and banking matters. Members customarily serve three one-year terms.


Tom Flannigan
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
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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.