Michael Garrett, who joined the Minneapolis Fed in 1988, was named to his current position in 2017. His work includes guiding development of employee resource networks for Black employees and women.
When the pandemic hit, Garrett and his team instituted surveys to measure employee engagement on topics like mental health, internal communication, and productivity. He also oversaw creation of an internal forum for parents caring for children while working from home. The bank now offers emergency child care and elder care support for staff.