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Regional Federal Reserve Bank President Thomas Hoenig to Give Public Talk at Oklahoma City University
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University’s Meinders School of Business will host Thomas Hoenig, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, for a public presentation Oct. 18. Hoenig will discuss monetary policy and the current state of the U.S. economy, beginning at 2:30 p.m. in the Kerr McGee Auditorium at OCU’s Meinders School of Business, located at N.W. 27th Street and McKinley Ave. OCU Economics Professor Steve Agee, who serves as chairman of the Oklahoma City Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, encourages local residents to attend the free presentation. “We are pleased to welcome President Hoenig back to OCU to give a presentation to students, faculty, staff and the community on monetary policy issues facing the Federal Reserve and particularly the Federal Open Market Committee,” he said. Hoenig directs Federal Reserve activities in the Tenth Federal Reserve District, an area that includes Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming and portions of New Mexico and Missouri. Serving in his current role since 1991, he is the longest serving of the 12 current regional Federal Reserve Bank presidents and the longest-tenured member of the system’s Federal Open Market Committee, which has authority over U.S. monetary policy. For more information, e-mail Agee at sagee@okcu.edu.