San Antonio Branch
Senior Vice President
Blake Hastings is senior vice president of the San Antonio Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He has oversight responsibilities over the San Antonio and El Paso branch offices, which cover the Central and South Texas region, as well as West Texas and southern New Mexico. In this capacity, Blake is responsible for all Dallas Fed’s activities within these regions. This includes providing leadership and oversight of the operating and administrative functions with particular emphasis on its outreach activities to banks, businesses and community-based organizations.
He is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ Senior Management Committee. Hastings is a board member of Junior Achievement South Texas.
Hastings holds a master’s degree in international business and a bachelor degree in international economics from George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Branch EconomistKeith R. Phillips
Assistant Vice President and Senior Economist
Keith Phillips joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in January 1984. His areas of concentration include regional economics and economic forecasting. Phillips has published numerous articles on economic topics in Dallas Fed publications and academic journals. Research Papers in Economics, which tracks publications in economics, ranks Phillips in the top five percent of economists across the world in terms of the number of distinct publications. He is a contributing member of the Western Blue Chip Economic Forecasting Group, where he has been the most accurate out of eight Texas forecasters for nine out of the past sixteen years.
In August, 1996, Phillips was transferred to the San Antonio Branch in an effort to improve the regional economic coverage of the Dallas office and to better serve the needs of the South Texas community. Phillips teaches courses in managerial economics and quantitative analysis in the Executive MBA program at UTSA. He obtained his PhD in economics from Southern Methodist University and holds a BA and MA in economics and a bachelor of journalism degree in news/editorial from the University of Missouri at Columbia.