Charles I. Plosser
Independent Consultant; Former President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Ph.D., economics, The University of Chicago; M.B.A., The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Summary of Experience
Mr. Plosser is an expert in economics, finance, and public policy. From 2006 to 2015, he served as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. At the Federal Reserve, Mr. Plosser was a member of the Federal Open Market Committee, which is responsible for setting US monetary policy. He also chaired the committee on investment performance and was responsible for oversight of the entire Federal Reserve System's employee pension and thrift funds. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, Mr. Plosser was a faculty member for nearly 30 years at the University of Rochester's William E. Simon Graduate School of Business, where he held positions such as the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics and Public Policy, director of the Bradley Policy Research Center, and served as dean from 1993 to 2003. Earlier in his career, he worked as a consultant to numerous corporations on topics ranging from strategic planning and forecasting to portfolio and pension fund management, capital budgeting, and financial analysis. Mr. Plosser is a former member of the New York State Board of Economic Advisors.