James D. Narron

James D. Narron

Former First Vice President & COO, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

James D. Narron is a payments, technology, and industrial security executive with international experience in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.  Narron previously served as a senior executive at the Federal Reserve Banks of New York, San Francisco, and Philadelphia where he managed the nation’s wholesale securities operations and national and international cash distribution.  Before joining the New York Fed in 2003, he designed fully automated robotic vaults for central banks.

Narron speaks Spanish and has a strong working knowledge of Portuguese.  He has made several Spanish language media appearances and has written extensively about financial crises management for the New York Fed’s Liberty Street Economics blog. He is on the board of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Students Run Philly Style, and previously served as Vice Chair of the Maura Clarke and Ita Ford Center in New York, as well as Chair of the board of directors for the Keep A Breast Foundation, the Non-Toxic Revolution, and the Sunday Breakfast Club.

Narron has a master’s degree in international business administration from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO.  Narron is an avid and sometimes competitive endurance athlete.  He was a two-time Academic All-American and most recently earned Ironman All World Athlete honors in 2021.