Michelle Bowman

Member, Board of Governors at Federal Reserve System

Michelle Bowman Bio

Michelle Bowman assumed her role as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in November 2018, filling an unexpired term that concluded on January 31, 2020. Following her reappointment on January 23, 2020, she was sworn in on January 30, 2020, for a term extending until January 31, 2034.

Banking and Regulatory Expertise

Prior to her tenure on the Board, Bowman held the position of state bank commissioner of Kansas from January 2017 to November 2018. Notably, she also served as vice president at Farmers & Drovers Bank in Kansas from 2010 to 2017, underscoring her deep-rooted experience in the banking sector.

Extensive Legislative and Government Service

Michelle’s multifaceted career encompasses significant roles in Washington, D.C. She worked for Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas from 1995 to 1996 and served as counsel to the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, as well as the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight between 1997 and 2002. In 2002, she assumed the role of director of congressional and intergovernmental affairs at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, followed by a tenure as deputy assistant secretary and policy advisor to Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge from 2003 to 2004.

International Consultancy and Return to Kansas

Post her federal government service, Bowman led a government and public affairs consultancy based in London before returning to Kansas in 2010.

Academic Background

Michelle Bowman is an alumna of the University of Kansas, where she earned a bachelorโ€™s degree in advertising and journalism. She furthered her education by obtaining a law degree from Washburn University. She is a member of the New York State Bar.

Source: Federal Reserve History website

Michelle Bowman News

Michelle Bowman Current Work

  • Federal Reserve System Member, Board of Governors

Michelle Bowman Previous Work

  • Kansas State Bank Commissioner Jan 2017 - Nov 2018
  • Farmers & Drovers Bank Vice President 2010 - 2017

Michelle Bowman Education

  • Washburn University, Juris Doctor,
  • University of Kansas, Bachelorโ€™s Degree in Advertising and Journalism,

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