Corporate Dinner: The Honorable Timothy Geithner, President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Event offered by:
Foreign Policy Association

Event Details

Wednesday, December 3, 2008
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 
Metropolitan Club
New York, NY
Event type
Lecture / Panel  

Event Transcripts and Video

FPA Corporate dinner with the Honorable Timothy Geithner, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and President-elect Obama's selection as the next U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.

Event Speakers

    • Timothy F. Geithner

      Timothy F. Geithner became the ninth president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on November 17, 2003. In that capacity, he serves as the vice chairman and a permanent member of the Federal Open Market Committee, the group responsible for formulating the nation's monetary policy.

      Mr. Geithner joined the Department of Treasury in 1988 and worked in three administrations for five Secretaries of the Treasury in a variety of positions. He served as Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs from 1999 to 2001 under Secretaries Robert Rubin and Lawrence Summers.

      He was director of the Policy Development and Review Department at the International Monetary Fund from 2001 until 2003. Before joining the Treasury, Mr. Geithner worked for Kissinger Associates, Inc.

      Mr. Geithner graduated from Dartmouth College with a bachelor's degree in government and Asian studies in 1983 and from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies with a master's in International Economics and East Asian Studies in 1985. He has studied Japanese and Chinese and has lived in East Africa, India, Thailand, China, and Japan.

      Mr. Geithner serves as chairman of the G-10's Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems of the Bank for International Settlements. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Group of Thirty.

      He and his wife, Carole Sonnenfeld Geithner, have two children.

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