TOPEKA, KS.– The United States Senate today confirmed Michelle W. Bowman, who currently serves as State Bank Commissioner of Kansas, to the position of Governor on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors requiring experience in community banking or as a state bank supervisor.

Michelle “Miki” Bowman has served as State Bank Commissioner of Kansas since January 31, 2017 when she was confirmed by a unanimous vote in the Kansas Senate. Commissioner Bowman is a fifth-generation banker from Council Grove with extensive experience in community banking.

“Miki has served our state well as State Bank Commissioner, and we are grateful for the time she spent here in Kansas,” said Governor Jeff Colyer. “We are thrilled for her to take on this new responsibility serving in our nation’s capital and we wish her all the best.”

“I am extremely grateful to Governor Colyer for the opportunity to serve Kansans as Bank Commissioner. It has been an honor to work with our regulated entities and to ensure the safety and soundness of our state-chartered banks while positioning the agency to address current and future challenges in the evolving financial services industry,” said Bowman

Commissioner Bowman earned a Juris Doctorate from the Washburn University School of Law in Topeka and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Advertising and Journalism from the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

She will continue serving in her current position through November 23, 2018, after which Deputy Bank Commissioner Tim Kemp will take over as Acting Bank Commissioner.

Kemp joined the Office of the State Bank Commissioner in 2001. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with an emphasis in economics from Bethel College and is a graduate of the Colorado School of Banking. In addition to his current role as Deputy Bank Commissioner, Tim has served the agency in many capacities including Director of Examinations, Review Examiner, and as a Bank Examiner. As an examiner, he specialized in examination management, operations and loan review.