Press Release:
Robert J. Whelan Named Boston Fed Senior Vice President, Function Manager of Federal Reserve System’s Financial Support Office

September 19, 2012
Contact: Meghan Reilly, 617-973-3336,

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston today named Robert J. Whelan Senior Vice President of the Boston Fed and Function Manager of the Federal Reserve System’s Financial Support Office (FSO). Joining the Bank in November 2012, Robert will have a structured overlap with current Senior Vice President and Function Manager Ron Mitchell, who retires in October 2013.

Robert brings to this position extensive leadership experience in a range of financial disciplines. He most recently served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Treasurer of Eaton Vance Corp., a global investment management firm based in Boston. Robert’s previous roles included serving as CFO of both Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. and MFS Investment Management. Earlier in his career Robert worked at Bank Boston Corporation, Deloitte and Touche Consulting Group, and Bank of New England. Robert has a B.A. in Economics and Government from Bowdoin College and an M.B.A. from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business Administration. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

The FSO provides a spectrum of financial management services to the Federal Reserve System. The FSO is committed to Financial Management and seeks to efficiently provide insightful information analysis and services to meet the rapidly evolving needs of its multiple stakeholders. This includes driving a safe, sound and unbiased financial decision-making process, providing financial management support to the Financial Services Policy Committee and CFVP, leading the development of System-wide budget analysis and reporting, cost accounting policy, pricing for financial services and performing other financial reporting and managing program management initiatives. The FSO consists of more than 160 employees and has a presence in eight Reserve Banks.

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