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Janie Barrera Re-appointed to Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' San Antonio Branch Board

For immediate release: December 9, 2014

DALLAS—The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has re-appointed Janie Barrera of San Antonio to the Bank’s San Antonio Branch board of directors for a three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2015. She has served on the board since 2012.

In her role as a board member, Barrera will provide input into regional economic conditions as part of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy functions.

Barrera is the founding president and CEO of ACCION Texas Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides small loans and management training to micro and small businesses in eight states, including Texas and Louisiana.

Prior to establishing ACCION Texas, Barrera was marketing division chief for the U.S. Air Force’s Morale, Welfare, Recreation and Services Agency.

She also has served on the Federal Reserve Board’s Consumer Advisory Council.

In 1997, Barrera received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Microenterprise Development.

Barrera has received numerous honors, including the San Antonio Business Journal 2013 Legacy Leaders Award, American Banker Innovator Award, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Economic Empowerment Award, San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame and the Small Business Administration Financial Services Advocate of the Year.

She is a graduate of Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi and University of the Incarnate Word.

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

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