Carl W. Turnipseed recently retired as executive vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York where he served 44 years in a variety of leadership positions including the head of the financial services group, human resources, the Buffalo Branch, accounting, check processing, government securities, treasury operations, and foreign relations. He was also a member of the New York Fed’s management committee.
During his career at the New York Fed, Carl served on numerous boards connected with international trade, business and economic development, as well as higher education. He has received numerous professional and community awards, including an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Felician College where he delivered the commencement address at its 45th commencement ceremony.
Carl has distinguished himself as a mentor especially to young people and enjoys giving back to his community. He is a founding board member of Classroom, Inc., president of the Zeta Boule Charitable Foundation, a member of the board of directors of the Morgan State University Foundation. He is an active member of the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, the NAACP, and the Morgan State University Alumni Association. Carl is also a proud veteran having served as a lieutenant in the US Army.
A native of Baltimore, MD, Carl received his BS degree from Morgan State College (now University) where he is an inductee in their Hall of Fame and the Alumnus of the Year for 2014. He received his MBA degree from New York University and he graduated from the Executive Management Program at Columbia University and the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Among his extra activities, he enjoys running and has finished two New York City marathons.