Michael F. Silva

Michael F. Silva is chief of staff and senior vice president for the Executive Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Mr. Silva joined the Bank in August 1992 as a law clerk in the Legal Group.  He held positions with increasing responsibilities in the Legal Group and in September 1995 was appointed an officer of the Bank with the title of counsel.  In December 1998, Mr. Silva was promoted to assistant vice president and became the lead counsel for the Bank’s international account relationships and currency distribution.  He was promoted to vice president in December 1999 with those same responsibilities and to senior vice president in June 2006, at which time he moved from the Legal Group to the Executive Group and became chief of staff.  As a collateral duty, he served as assistant secretary of the Bank from December 1995 to December 1999.

Mr. Silva holds a bachelor's degree from the United States Naval Academy and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.  He is a member of the New York and New Jersey State Bars.

In 2004, Mr. Silva received the Department of Defense Joint Civilian Service Medal and the Secretary of the Treasury’s Honor Award, both for his service in Iraq as a coalition advisor to the Central Bank of Iraq.  Mr. Silva is also the author of "A Central Banker in Iraq", Journal of International Business & Law, Spring 2004.

January 2009