Senior Economic Adviser
William Poole is senior fellow at the Cato Institute, senior economic adviser to Merk Investments, and a distinguished scholar in residence at the University of Delaware. Mr. Poole retired as president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in March 2008. In that position, which he held from March 1998, he served on the Federal Reserve's main monetary policy body, the Federal Open Market Committee. Mr. Poole directed the Bank's main office in St. Louis and its three branches in Memphis, Little Rock, and Louisville. At Merk, he contributes to economic and monetary policy research and analysis, providing valuable insights to the portfolio management team. In addition, Mr. Poole continues to be an active and sought after speaker and author.