After a nationwide search, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis has hired Amy Phenix as vice president of Communications and Public Affairs, effective November 27, 2017. Phenix will report to Dorothy Bridges, senior vice president.
“Amy is an exceptionally well-qualified communications professional with extensive management experience. She will work closely with me and the other senior leaders of the Minneapolis Fed to help us enhance transparency with the community we serve,” said Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari.
Phenix brings extensive knowledge and experience to her new role, having recently served as chief of staff for Eric Kaler, president of the University of Minnesota. Prior to that position, Phenix was director of communications and public relations at Macalester College. She has also served as vice president, marketing and communications, for Allina Health.
Phenix has more than 20 years of strategic public affairs and communications experience, including strategic planning and program management, branding, and media and government relations.
Phenix holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Macalester College.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that, with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System, the nation’s central bank. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is responsible for the Ninth Federal Reserve District, which includes Montana, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, northwestern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis participates in setting national monetary policy, supervises numerous banking organizations, and provides a variety of payments services to financial institutions and the U.S. government.