Chad Wilkerson is Branch Executive of the Kansas City Fed’s Oklahoma City Branch office. In this role, he serves as the Bank’s lead officer and regional economist in the state of Oklahoma. Wilkerson is responsible for recruiting and working with the Branch’s board of directors and for briefing the Kansas City Fed’s president — a member of the Federal Open Market Committee — on economic activity in the state. His research focuses on trends in the industrial structure and labor markets of the Tenth Federal Reserve District. He also supervises several business surveys for the Kansas City Fed.
Wilkerson has been with the Federal Reserve since 1998, beginning in Kansas City’s Research Department. He was appointed Oklahoma City Branch Executive in January 2006. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. He studied abroad for a year at Oxford University in England.
Wilkerson currently serves on the United Way of Central Oklahoma advisory board of trustees and is a member of the Economic Club of Oklahoma and National Association for Business Economics. He lives in Edmond, Okla., with his wife and four children.
Chair of the Day
LAURA N. PRINGLE received her Juris Doctorate with Distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1976, completing her degree work at Emory University Law School. Her practice is concentrated primarily in the areas of Financial Institutions Regulatory Law, Banking, Commercial and Corporate Law. Ms. Pringle is a principal of Pringle Publications Corporation, provider of PRINGLE® Products for financial institutions and is the primary author of PRINGLE Compliance Policies and Audit Procedures for PRINGLE Safety and Soundness Policies & Audit Procedures as well as other products for financial institutions, affiliates and other related parties. Ms. Pringle has served as Co-Chairman of the Enforcement and Director’s Liability Committee of the Banking Committee of the American Bar Association.
Ms. Pringle has taught as an Adjunct Professor of Banking and Financial Institutions Law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law and as an Adjunct Professor of Banking Law at the Oklahoma City University School of Law. She also teaches bankers and lawyers at Banking Law Seminars and writes extensively for Banking and Legal Publications, including the Oklahoma Bar Journal, the Oklahoma Law Review, the Oklahoma City University Law Review, the Consumer Finance Law Quarterly. Ms. Pringle chaired the Banking and Commercial Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association in 1981-1982. She has worked in house and in private practice handling legal matters and preparing documents for Banks and other Financial Institutions, Bank Holding Companies and their subsidiaries and affiliates relating to Regulatory, Litigation and General Banking Law matters. Ms. Pringle worked as an attorney for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in the Atlanta, Georgia District Office and the Legal Department in the Comptroller’s Washington, D.C. office. Ms Pringle served as the General Counsel for the Oklahoma Bankers Association from 1980-1989. She clerked as a law student for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.
Ms. Pringle is a member of the Oklahoma and Texas Bars and has been admitted to practice before the State Courts of Oklahoma and Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
Laura’s law firm includes her partners, husband Lynn Pringle, and son Miles Pringle, who also is a member of Rotary Club 29. Laura and Lynn’s daughter is a lawyer with the Texas Fair Defense Project and lives with her husband and two daughters in Austin, Texas.