Forum: The Federal Reserve System
Thursday, August 1st, 2019, 11:45am-1:15pm
The Grove Hotel, Ballroom 2nd floor
Skip Oppenheimer
Every day news stories address the Federal Reserve System, yet many people know very little about "The Fed". Last January, Skip Oppenheimer, Chairman and CEO of the Oppenheimer Companies, Inc, was appointed as Director Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Mr. Oppenheimer will speak to the City Club of Boise concerning the operations, function and purposes of the Federal Reserve Bank System. He will describe his experiences and help the audience to gain a more complete understanding of the various activities of the Federal Reserve System.


When: Thursday, August 1st 11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Where: The Grove Hotel, 245 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702

Ballroom 2nd floor



$20 City Club Member price

$27 Non-member price

$5 Pre-registration Listen Only price

$10 Day-of Listen Only price

$350 per Table of ten ppl





Skip Oppenheimer Chairman & CEO, Oppenheimer Companies, Inc.

President, Oppenheimer Development Corporation

Chairman, Interstate Food Processing Corporation


Skip Oppenheimer is currently Chairman & CEO of Oppenheimer Companies, Inc., and President of Oppenheimer Development Corporation and Chairman of several affiliated corporations. Skip graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration with an MBA in 1972; the University of Idaho with a BA in history in 1968; and received a Degree Elementaire in 1967 from the Sorbonne, University of Paris, France. He resides in Boise with his wife Esther Brollier Oppenheimer, a licensed professional counselor and artist. They have two sons, Joshua, a graduate of College of Idaho and Lesley University, and an elementary school teacher in Boise, Idaho and Matthew, a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration; CEO of Remitly, an international mobile/internet remittance company. Skip also currently serves as Director of the Federal Reserve Bank San Francisco and is a Member of Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board and Board Member of St. Lukes Hospital System, Board Member of Idaho Nature Conservancy, former board member University of Washington Medicine, and founding Chair and Director of Idaho Business for Education.
Special thanks to our Forum Sponsor: Zions Bank,


City Club thanks our Premier Sponsor, Northwest Nazarene University and the NNU School of Business and our Annual sponsor, Idaho Humanities Council. The 2019 Forum Series is sponsored by the contributions made by AARP of Idaho, Bank of Idaho, Echelon Group, Micron, and St. Luke's Health Systems. We are pleased to welcome university students to attend our events thanks to our University partners Boise State University, Northwest Nazarene University, and University of Idaho. Our media partners include Boise State Public Radio, 670 KBOI, Idaho Public Television, Idaho Statesman, and Peppershock Media.


Chair: Bill Russell
Moderator: Bill Russell