President and Chief Executive Officer
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
NEEL KASHKARI is president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. In this role, he serves on the Federal Open Market Committee, bringing the Fed’s Ninth District’s perspective to monetary policy discussions in Washington. He began his career as an aerospace engineer at TRW in Redondo Beach, California, where he developed technology for NASA space science missions. Following graduate school, he joined Goldman Sachs in San Francisco. From 2006 to 2009, he served in several senior positions at the United States Department of the Treasury. In 2008, he was confirmed as assistant secretary of the Treasury. In this role, he oversaw the Troubled Assets Relief Program during the financial crisis. Kashkari received the Alexander Hamilton Award, the Treasury Department’s highest honor for distinguished service. Following his tenure in Washington, Kashkari returned to California in 2009 and joined PIMCO as managing director and member of the executive office. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.