James D. Narron

James D. Narron

First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

James D. Narron joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia in April 2016 as first vice president and COO. He was reappointed for his second five-year term effective March 1, 2021. Previously, Narron was a senior vice president and product manager at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and senior vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Before joining the New York Fed, Narron worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., and in consulting, primarily for foreign central banks.

As momentous as financial crises have been in the past century, we sometimes forget that major financial crises have occurred for centuries — and often. Narron and his coauthors published a series of twenty-five articles for the New York Fed's Liberty Street Economics blog that chronicle mostly forgotten financial crises over the 300 years from 1620 to 1920, just prior to the Great Depression, and explain why the lessons of the past are still relevant today.

Narron speaks Spanish and is on the board of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania and the Sunday Breakfast Club. Narron previously served on the board of the Maura Clarke and Ita Ford Center in New York, as well as chair of the board of directors for the Keep A Breast Foundation.

Narron has a master’s degree in international business administration from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO.