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Dallas Fed Board of Directors

Claudia Aguirre

(Deputy Chair)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Houston, Texas

Claudia AguirreClaudia Aguirre joined the Dallas Fed board in 2019.

She is president and CEO of BakerRipley, a community development nonprofit with 50 locations across the Texas region.

Aguirre served 30 years in the government, education and nonprofit sectors, directing large-scale, community-engagement initiatives. She is known for her expertise in child development, community engagement and immigration policy.

She served under two Houston mayors and led the design and development of public charter schools, including one of the first alternative schools for at-risk students.

Aguirre has been widely featured in articles produced by the Center for American Progress, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Urban Institute and Houston Chronicle. She was named among the “2020 Most Admired CEOs” by the Houston Business Journal.

Aguirre serves on the boards of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and Greater Houston Partnership.

She earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Houston and a bachelor’s degree in political science from St. Edward’s University. She also holds an education administrator executive certification from Harvard University.