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Northwest Missouri State University

John F. Moore '78

John F. Moore '78

Current City

Raymore, Missouri

Northwest Foundation Board Member

Board member since 2015

Board Involvement

  • Board Member: 1995-2001 and 2015-Present
  • Co-Chair, Hughes Fieldhouse Champions Group


  • M.S. Banking; University of Wisconsin, 1985
  • B.S. Finance; Northwest Missouri State University, 1978


John joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in 1980 after co-owning a family business following graduation. He worked in several departments and rose to the position of Vice President in 1988. In 1991, he transferred to Los Angeles to manage that office of the Federal Reserve as Executive Vice President. Five years later, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of the San Francisco District. In this capacity, John oversaw the operations, IT and administrative functions of the largest Federal Reserve District. He later added responsibility for the Cash business function for the Federal Reserve System as a whole. While on the West Coast, John served on the Board of the non-profit Community on Education Foundation, which infused life skills training into the curriculum of middle and high school students. John retired from the Federal Reserve in 2014 and returned to the Kansas City area, where he lives with his wife Suzy. He and Suzy have three adult children, one of whom graduated from Northwest, and one grandchild.

Why are you "forever green"?

The atmosphere at Northwest is very special, particularly for a public university. From the friendliness of the faculty and staff, to the natural beauty of the campus, it is a welcoming place to students of all backgrounds and capabilities. When you add the intense focus on student success and the emphasis on preparing students for the work world, not just educating them in the classroom, you have a very unique place. I worked with people from many top ranked universities, and none of them were more consistently prepared to succeed in the workplace than Northwest graduates.