President and CEO
Claudia Aguirre joined the Dallas Fed board in 2019.
Aguirre is president and CEO of BakerRipley, a community development nonprofit with 67 locations across the Houston region.
She served 30 years in the government, education and non-profit sectors, directing large-scale, community-engagement initiatives. She is known for her expertise in child development, community engagement and immigration policy.
Aguirre served under two Houston mayors, and led the design and development of youth programs, including one of the first alternative schools for at-risk students.
She has been featured in publications and articles produced by the Center for American Progress, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Urban Institute and Houston Chronicle, and was recently 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 and bachelor’s degree in political science. She also holds an education executive certification from Harvard University.