Joanne Wakim

Distinguished Fellow

Ms. Wakim is Chief Accountant and Assistant Director in the Federal Reserve Board's Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation. Prior to the Federal Reserve Board, Joanne worked at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), Ernst & Young, and as a Youth Minister at the Catholic Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta, Georgia. Joanne is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor in Accounting from Clemson University. Joanne also holds a Master of Theological Studies from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. 

In addition to spending four years as a full-time youth minister, Joanne founded and led several Catholic ministries, including the Catholic Business Leader Breakfast, the Catholic Leaders’ Forum, and the Cathedral Women’s Club. Joanne also started a non-profit focused on raising small dollar donations for local and international Catholic charities.