Lael Brainard

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Lael Brainard
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Member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Assumed office
June 16, 2014
PresidentBarack Obama
Donald Trump
Preceded byElizabeth Ashburn Duke
Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs
In office
April 20, 2010 – November 8, 2013
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byDavid McCormick
Succeeded byNathan Sheets
Personal details
Born (1962-01-01) January 1, 1962 (age 59)
Hamburg, West Germany (now Germany)
Political partyDemocratic
Kurt M. Campbell (m. 1998)
EducationWesleyan University (BA)
Harvard University (MA, PhD)

Lael Brainard (born January 1, 1962) is an American economist. She has been on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors since 2014. She was the United States Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs from 2010 to 2013. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

Brainard was nominated by Barack Obama to serve as the undersecretary of international affairs at the Department of the Treasury on March 23, 2009.[1] She was sworn in on the same day on April 20, 2010.[2] She resigned on November 8, 2013.[3]

Brainard was nominated to the Fed board on January 13, 2014, alongside Stanley Fischer and Jerome Powell. She was confirmed by a 61-31 vote in the U.S. Senate on June 12, 2014.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "President Obama Announces Additional Treasury Department Nominations". The White House. Retrieved 2020-11-20.
  2. "PN224 - Nomination of Lael Brainard for Department of the Treasury, 111th Congress (2009-2010)". 2010-04-20. Retrieved 2020-11-20.
  3. "Dow Jones". Dow Jones. Retrieved 2020-11-20.
  4. "PN1344 - Nomination of Lael Brainard for Federal Reserve System, 113th Congress (2013-2014)". 2014-06-12. Retrieved 2020-11-20.