The Louisville branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is eager to share its rich history as it kicks off a centennial celebration on Wednesday evening with a talk, “The Founding of the Fed: Why, What and Where,” at a Women’s Club of Louisville event.

The St. Louis Fed is one of 12 regional Reserve banks that, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., comprise the Federal Reserve System. The Louisville branch first opened Dec. 3, 1917.

Nikki Jackson, senior vice president and regional executive of the Louisville Branch of the St. Louis Fed, will give welcoming remarks at the event, which runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Frazier House, 1320 S. 4th St.

Nikki Jackson

According to a release, David Wheelock, vice president and deputy director of research at the St. Louis Fed, will talk about the selection of cities for the Reserve banks and their branches and highlight the role that the Fed’s regional structure continues to play in promoting financial strength and stability.

A Q&A will follow. The event is free, but registration is required as space is limited.



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Mickey Meece
Mickey Meece is a native of Louisville, a Kentucky Colonel and a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She worked at The New York Times for 13 years in various capacities on the business and features desk, including assistant to the editor, small business editor, weekend editor and staff editor. Mickey served as executive editor of USAA Magazine, the Money magazine for military families, and was an editor for the American Banker newspaper, where she reported on the credit card industry.