dearie_johnActing Chief Executive Officer

John Dearie is Acting Chief Executive Officer at the Financial Services Forum.  He previously served as Executive Vice President for Policy.  Mr. Dearie joined the Forum in January 2001.

The Financial Services Forum is an economic policy organization comprised of the chief executive officers of 16 of the largest and most diversified financial institutions with business operations in the United States.

Mr. Dearie spent nine years at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the central bank of the United States, where he held positions in the Banking Studies, Foreign Exchange, and Policy and Analysis areas.  He was appointed an Officer of the Bank in 1996.  In addition to his regular duties, Mr. Dearie also served as a speechwriter for New York Fed presidents E. Gerald Corrigan and William J. McDonough.

Prior to joining the Forum, Mr. Dearie was Managing Director of the Financial Services Volunteer Corps (FSVC), a not-for-profit, public-private partnership whose mission is to help build sound banking and financial systems in developing countries by structuring technical assistance and training missions staffed by financial sector professionals who serve as unpaid volunteers.

Mr. Dearie was educated at the University of Notre Dame and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.  He is the author of two novels, and lives with his wife, daughter, and son in Great Falls, Virginia.