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Dallas Fed appoints four new members to Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council

DALLAS—The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has appointed four new members to its Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council.

The council, composed of representatives from financial institutions of various sizes in the Eleventh District, is part of a Federal Reserve initiative to enhance communication with community bankers.

The council provides senior Dallas Fed officials with grassroots information on a variety of topics, including economic and banking conditions, regulatory policies and payments issues.

New members of the council are:

  • Carolyn Jordan
    Senior Vice President, Neighborhood Credit Union
    Dallas, Texas
  • Malcolm Rene
    President and CEO, Houston Metropolitan Credit Union
    Houston, Texas
  • Laurie Vignaud
    President and CEO, Unity National Bank
    Houston, Texas
  • William Ware
    President, Amarillo National Bank
    Amarillo, Texas

These new members join the following members also serving on the council:

  • Erik Beguin
    President & CEO, Austin Capital Bank, SSB
    Austin, Texas
  • Rick Francis
    Chairman & CEO, WestStar Bank
    El Paso, Texas
  • Gabe Guerra
    President & CEO, Kleberg Bank
    Kingsville, Texas
  • Tracy Harris
    President & CEO, National Bank and Trust
    La Grange, Texas
  • Crystal Long
    President & CEO, GECU
    El Paso, Texas
  • Paige B. Oliver
    President & CEO, Bank of Oak Ridge
    Oak Ridge, Louisiana
  • J. Chuck White
    President & CEO, First Bank
    Burkburnett, Texas

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Media contact:
Jennifer Chamberlain
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Phone: (214) 922-6748