Fed names veteran federal civil servant as new director of management division

Winona H. Varnon is the new director of the Federal Reserve Board’s Management Division, where she will be responsible for functions including budget and administration and other key administrative functions of the agency. Her appointment is effective June 1.

She succeeds in the position Michell Clark, whom Vernon served as deputy director of the division. Vernon joined the Federal Reserve in April 2017, coming from the National Endowment for the Arts, where she served as deputy chairman for management and budget. The Fed said Varnon has a 33 years of federal government service, including positions at the Department of Education, Office of Personnel Management, Transportation Security Administration, Immigration and Naturalization Service, and the Department of Justice.

The Fed said she holds a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University. She also earned a law degree at Howard University and a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice at Alabama State University.

Federal Reserve Board appoints Winona H. Varnon as director of the Management Division