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Gary H. Stern

Gary H. SternGary H. Stern

Gary H. Stern was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis from March 1985 to September 2009. He joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis in January 1982 as senior vice president and director of research. Before joining the Minneapolis Fed, Gary was a partner in a New York-based economic consulting firm. His prior experience includes seven years at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Gary serves on the board of directors of the Council for Economic Education (CEE) and Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute of the University of Minnesota. He is co-author of Too Big to Fail: The Hazards of Bank Bailouts, published by the Brookings Institution (2004).

He holds an A.B. in economics from Washington University, St. Louis, and a Ph.D. in economics from Rice University, Houston. He formerly served as chair of the board of the Northwest Area Foundation, The Minneapolis Club, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. He was also a board member of FINRA, the Dolan Company, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and ETS. He is the recipient of the 2009 Visionary Award from CEE as well as Distinguished Alumnus Awards from Washington University's College of Liberal Arts in 2010 and Rice University in 2017.