For attribution to Karen Branding, senior vice president, Public Affairs, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis:
Chris Waller, executive vice president and research director at the St. Louis Fed, is a highly respected scholar, central banking and monetary policy expert, and professor. He is a member of the Bank's Management Committee. He joined the St. Louis Fed in 2009, following a distinguished career in academia. He is widely published on topics of monetary policy and the macroeconomy.
He was approached by the White House last month regarding a possible governor appointment to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and met with the president July 2. We wish him well in this process.
His CV can be found at https://research.stlouisfed.org/econ/waller/sel/