Lael Brainard

Member, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System,USA

Lael Brainard took office as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal

Reserve System on June 16, 2014. Prior to her appointment to the Board, Ms.

Brainard served as undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Treasury and

counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury. While at Treasury, she was awarded

the Alexander Hamilton Award for her work addressing financial stability in

the Euro crisis, leading efforts with the G-20 and Financial Stability Board (FSB)

on global financial reform, and working through the strategic and economic

dialogue with China on rebalancing and reform. Ms. Brainard previously served

as deputy director of the White House National Economic Council and G-8

Sherpa, where she helped coordinate the response to the Mexican financial

crisis and the Asian financial crisis and led efforts on development and trade.

She received her doctorate from Harvard University, where she was a National

Science Foundation fellow.


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