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 Oklahoma. He is responsible for briefing the Kansas City Fed’s president, who is a member of the Federal Open Market Committee, on economic trends in the state.
Wilkerson’s research focuses on developments in key industries in the region, including energy and manufacturing. He recruits and works closely with the Oklahoma City Branch’s board of directors and the Kansas City Fed’s Economic Advisory Council. He also supervises several business surveys.
Wilkerson has been with the Federal Reserve since 1998 and was appointed Oklahoma City Branch Executive in 2006. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri.
Wilkerson is a member of the Board of Directors for the Economic Club of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Association for Business Economics. Additionally, he serves on the Advisory Board of Trustees and Campaign Cabinet of the United Way of Central Oklahoma. He lives in Edmond, Oklahoma, with his wife and four children.