Kevin M. Warsh is a former central banker, presidential advisor and noted economic and financial market expert who currently serves as a distinguished visiting fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution and a lecturer at its Graduate School of Business.
In February 2006, Warsh was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to join the Federal Reserve's seven-member governing board, becoming the youngest appointee in Fed history at age 35. He focused on financial and economic developments and the conduct of monetary policy. Warsh played a significant role in navigating the financial market turmoil amid the global financial crisis. He also served as the Fed's representative to the Group of Twenty (G-20), consisting of the world's largest 20 economies, and as the Fed's emissary to the emerging and advanced economies in Asia until his departure in April 2011.
Previously, he served four years at the White House as President George W. Bush's special assistant for economic policy and as executive secretary of the National Economic Council. His primary areas of responsibility in that position included domestic finance, capital markets and macroeconomics.
A native of upstate New York, Warsh earned his A.B. in public policy from Stanford and J.D. from Harvard Law School. After graduation in 1995, he joined Morgan Stanley & Co. in New York, becoming vice president and executive director of the company's Mergers and Acquisitions Department.