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Claudia Aguirre of Houston appointed to Dallas Fed board

For Immediate Release: October 16, 2019

DALLAS—The Federal Reserve Board of Governors has appointed Claudia Aguirre of Houston to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas board of directors. She will serve the remaining portion of a three-year term ending Dec. 31, 2020.

As a Dallas Fed board member, she will provide input into regional and national economic conditions as part of the Federal Reserve's monetary policy functions.

Aguirre is president and CEO of BakerRipley, a community development nonprofit that serves 600,000 people annually and has assisted millions of low-income families for 112 years. In this capacity, she leads a team of more than 1,600 people at 67 locations across the Houston region.

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. Prior to joining BakerRipley, she served as director of the Citizen’s Assistance Office for Houston Mayor Bill White.

Aguirre has over two decades of leadership experience directing large-scale community engagement initiatives and is known for her expertise in child development, community engagement and immigration policy. 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.

Each Federal Reserve Bank has a nine-member board of directors. Three members represent commercial banks, three represent the public, and three are appointed by the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C.

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Media contact:
James Hoard
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Phone: (214) 922-5307