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Philadelphia, PA — The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has appointed Patricia A. Wilson as vice president, chief of staff, and corporate secretary. Wilson, who joined the Bank on July 1 and reports to President Patrick T. Harker, manages the Office of the President and its relationships and activities. Effective August 1, she also oversees the Office of the Secretary, which supports the Bank’s board of directors and corporate correspondence. She will also support a range of Bank- and Federal Reserve System-wide initiatives.

“I am pleased to be joining such a strong leadership team, and I am excited to become part of this important institution that plays a key role in our region and the nation,” Wilson said.

Wilson has served as a senior advisor to Harker and his leadership teams for more than 17 years. Before joining the Bank, she served as vice president and chief of staff at the University of Delaware. Previously, she was chief of staff and director of faculty administration at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She also held administrative posts at both the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago.

Wilson has a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in education from Newton College of the Sacred Heart (now Boston College) and received a certificate from the Higher Education Resource Services Bryn Mawr Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia helps formulate and implement monetary policy, supervises banks and bank and savings and loan holding companies, and provides financial services to depository institutions and the federal government. It is one of the 12 regional Reserve Banks that, together with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System. The Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank serves eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware.