The Federal Reserve Bank of New York works to promote sound and well-functioning financial systems and markets through its provision of industry and payment services, advancement of infrastructure reform in key markets and training and educational support to international institutions.
The Outreach and Education function engages, empowers and educates the Second District communities that the Bank serves, especially civic leaders, students, educators, small business owners, policymakers and the general public. It furthers the Bank's commitment to the region by listening to the communities we serve and leveraging our unique attributes to positively impact school and university programs, as well as analysis and research.
William T. Christie is the executive vice president of the Technology Services Group and the chief information officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He is also a member of the Bank's Management Committee.
The Technology Services Group is responsible for the strategic planning and provisioning of automation services to the Bank. These include application development, data architecture, network, communications and data center infrastructure and operations, project management, technology vendor management, and overall information technology and information security. The Group also provides national information security, incident response, national remote access and enterprise search services for the Federal Reserve System.
Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, Mr. Christie was director of information systems and chief information officer for Commerce Bank.
Mr. Christie’s prior experience included ten years of employment at Bank of America/MBNA America. Most of his tenure there was with MBNA (acquired by Bank of America in 2005), where he served as a senior executive vice president.
Mr. Christie began his career working for IBM as an application developer. His tenure at IBM lasted 13 years and he left as a certified client/server specialist. Prior to IBM, Mr. Christie served for three years in the United States Army.
Mr. Christie received a master’s degree in information systems management from Marist College in 1989 and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from St. John’s University in 1983.
Mr. Christie enjoys golf and is an avid New York Mets baseball fan.February 2013