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Helm and Levine reelected leaders of Dallas Fed's El Paso Branch board

For immediate release: February 4, 2005

DALLAS—The board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' El Paso Branch has re-elected Ron C. Helm chairman for 2005 and Cecilia O. Levine chairman pro tem.

Helm, a Midland, Texas, native, was appointed to the El Paso Branch board in 2001 by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. He served as chairman pro tem in 2003 and chairman in 2004.

He owns and operates Helm Land and Cattle Co. and is a partner in Alamo Cattle Co. with operations in Jeff Davis and Culberson counties.

Helm is a director of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and is also a member of the National Cattleman's Beef Association and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Trans-Pecos Task Force.

Helm holds a degree in agricultural economics from Texas Tech University. He resides on the E.V. Ranch in Jeff Davis County.
Levine has served on the El Paso Branch board since 2002 and was chairman pro tem in 2004. She was appointed to the Branch board by the Board of Governors.

She is president of MFI International LLC, a maquiladora with operations in El Paso and Juárez, Mexico. An active member of various civic organizations, Levine is president and founder of USA/Mexico Strategic Alliance and chairman of the board for the El Paso World Trade Center.

Levine is also a founding member of the Midland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as well as a participant in the U.S.–Mexico Partnership for Prosperity, a public–private alliance that aims to spur private-sector economic growth throughout Mexico.

Levine studied geology at the University of Texas at El Paso. She is a native of Chihuahua, Mexico, and currently resides in El Paso.

The El Paso Branch board of directors consists of seven members, four appointed by the Dallas Fed board of directors and three by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C.

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