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Michelle Bowman

Member of the Board of Governors
Federal Reserve System

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Michelle W. Bowman took office as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on November 26, 2018, to fill an unexpired term ending January 31, 2020. She was reappointed to the Board on January 23, 2020, and sworn in on January 30, 2020, for a term ending January 31, 2034.

Before her appointment to the Board, Ms. Bowman served as the State Bank Commissioner of Kansas from January 2017 to November 2018. She also served as Vice President of Farmers & Drovers Bank in Kansas from 2010 to 2017.

In addition to her experience in the banking industry, Ms. Bowman worked in Washington, DC for Senator Bob Dole of Kansas from 1995 to 1996 and served as a counsel to the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight between 1997 and 2002. In 2002, Ms. Bowman became director of congressional and intergovernmental affairs at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. From 2003 to 2004, she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary and policy advisor to Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge.

Ms. Bowman received a BS in advertising and journalism from the University of Kansas and a JD from the Washburn University School of Law. She is a member of the New York Bar.

Ms. Bowman is married with two children.

Leadership Positions

  • Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  • State Bank Commissioner of Kansas (January 2017-November 2018)
  • Vice President, Farmers & Drovers Bank in Kansas (2010-2017)
  • Former Director of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Former Deputy Assistant Secretary and Policy Advisor, Department of Homeland Security