Neel Kashkari, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Neel Kashkari, the president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, is the featured guest at the September edition of the Carlson School of Management’s 1st Tuesday Speaker Series event.

The September 5 event takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the McNamara Alumni Center. Purchase tickets or tables by visiting the 1st Tuesday web page.

Kashkari, who took office on January 1, 2016, serves on the Federal Open Market Committee, bringing the Ninth District’s perspective to monetary policy discussions in Washington, D.C. In addition to his responsibilities as a monetary policymaker, Kashkari oversees all operations of the bank.

Before joining the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, he held several senior positions in the U.S. Department of the Treasury, including overseeing the Troubled Assets Relief Program during the financial crisis as assistant secretary of the Treasury. He received the Alexander Hamilton Award, the department’s highest honor for distinguished service.

Kashkari 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, where he helped technology companies raise capital and pursue strategic transactions. He has also worked for Pacific Investment Management Company.

About the Carlson School of Management 1st Tuesday Speaker Series
The Carlson School of Management 1st Tuesday Speaker Series began in 1992 to provide an opportunity for alumni and friends of the Carlson School to continue their management education. The series features top-notch executives addressing hot topics in business and leadership. Held on the first Tuesday of every month, the program attracts alumni and business leaders from throughout the corporate community and has become an attractive spot for professionals in the metropolitan area to network.