Commonwealth Conversations with Tom Barkin

Commonwealth Conversations with Tom Barkin

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 (8:30 AM - 10:30 AM) (EST)


Commonwealth Conversations is a 5-part Chamber speaker series that will be held every other month. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the Series Sponsor, and the President of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Cliff Fleet, will lead in-depth discussions with trailblazers and thought leaders of our time.

Sponsorship and Series Tickets (Individual & Tables of 8) now available!

September 6th at 8:30 AMJason El Koubi, Virginia Economic Development Partnership

November 1st at 8:30 AM
Carly Fiorina, Carly Fiorina Enterprises

January 10th at 8:30 AM
BK Fulton, Soulidifly Productions

February 28th at 8:30 AM
Tom Barkin, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

May 1st at 8:30 AM
To Be Announced

Enjoy breakfast and insightful conversation in the 4th of this 5 part Chamber Speaker Series featuring in-depth talks with trailblazers and thought leaders interviewed by President Cliff Fleet.   Our 4th speaker is Tom Barkin.

Mr. Tom Barkin, President and CEO
The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Tom Barkin is the president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. He has held this position since 2018. 

Tom serves on the Fed’s chief monetary policy body, the Federal Open Market Committee, and is also responsible for bank supervision and the Federal Reserve’s technology organization. He is “on the ground” continually in the Fed’s Fifth District, which covers South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, D.C., West Virginia and Maryland. His engagement in the region has brought real attention to areas facing economic challenges.  

Prior to joining the Richmond Fed, Tom was a senior partner and CFO at McKinsey & Company, a worldwide management consulting firm, where he also oversaw McKinsey’s offices in the southern United States.

 Tom earned his bachelor’s, MBA and law degrees from Harvard University.

Mr. Cliff Fleet, President and CEO
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Cliff Fleet is president and CEO and the Colin G. and Nancy N. Campbell distinguished presidential chair of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. A corporate executive, teacher, community volunteer, board member and consultant, he has enjoyed a broad and deep career with leadership roles across a variety of disciplines and organizational sizes.

In addition to his role at Colonial Williamsburg, Fleet teaches at William & Mary, is chair of the William & Mary Foundation and co-chair of the Hampton Roads Executive Roundtable, and is a board member of the Omohundro Institute and the Virginia Business Higher Education Council.

Previously Fleet served as President of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and as President and CEO of several companies. A native of Virginia, Fleet earned four academic degrees from William & Mary, including graduate degrees in history, business administration and law.

Enhanced Continental Breakfast Buffet:

  • Seasonal Sliced Fruits, Assorted Cereals
  • Breakfast Pastries, Muffins, Sweet Butter and Jams
  • Scrambled Eggs, Virginia Bacon
  • Country-Fried Potatoes

Single Ticket: Open Seating 

  • Members: $55 
  • Prospective Members: $80

Tables of 8: Reservation: Eight Reserved Seats with Company Logo

  •  Members: $500
  •  Prospective Members: $700


Series Tickets:

     Open Seating for each of the breakfasts

  • Members:  $250
  • Prospective Members:  $350

Series Tables:

      Eight Reserved Seats with Company Logo on the Table at each of the breakfasts

  •  Members: $2300
  •  Prospective Members: $3400

Become a sponsor of Commonwealth Conversations: View available sponsorships here, and register online to secure your investment today!

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Tickets are non-refundable.

Williamsburg Lodge
310 S England St
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Lauren Moore
(757) 476-7323
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