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Rick Hornsby

Rick Hornsby

Lecturer, and Graduate Program Director

  • Economics and Finance Department
  • Master of Science in Economics
  • Master of Science in Financial Economics

Contact Information

Office Location:
Eccles Business Building 607
Phone: 435.797.5786

Educational Background

MBA, Finance, Utah State University, 1989 
B.S. Business Administration - Finance, Utah State University, 1981


Rick Hornsby is a Lecturer and Graduate Program Director in the Economics and Finance Department of the Huntsman School of Business at Utah State. Rick joined the Huntsman School in 2015. Rick previously worked as the Chief Operating Officer for the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) in Washington, D.C., from 2011 thru 2015. Rick joined FHFA after retiring from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco where he served in multiple roles for 26 years.

Rick began his banking career in 1982, working as a commercial credit officer for First Security Bancorporation in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1984, he joined the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco as a bank examiner in the Banking Supervision & Regulation division. During his tenure as a supervising examiner, among many other assignments, Mr. Hornsby was the examiner-in-charge of the second largest bank holding company in the U.S. In 1994, he was promoted to a director within business development, information technology services, and the Fed’s for-profit payment services.

In 2000, Mr. Hornsby was promoted to vice president to help lead the Federal Reserve System’s National Support Function Office which developed a platform that enabled commercial banks to conduct business with the Federal Reserve via a secure internet protocol. In 2001, Mr. Hornsby was promoted to group vice president and branch manager of the Portland branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Reporting to the Board of Directors, Mr. Hornsby had overall responsibility for the Fed’s efforts in Oregon, Idaho and a portion of Washington. In addition to responsibility for the Portland branch, Mr. Hornsby was assigned district-wide responsibility for business development in Payment Services. In this role, Mr. Hornsby led the bank’s effort to market correspondent banking services to 1,400 financial institutions throughout the western United States and Guam.

In 2006, he was transferred to the head office and served as the division head for the bank’s Financial Planning and Control function, Corporate Strategy and Corporate Administration.

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Professional Achievement Award Recipient - October 2010