Skip to main content
News Releases

Robert Triplett named Dallas Fed first vice president, COO

For Immediate Release: October 20, 2021

DALLAS—The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas today announced the appointment of Robert L. Triplett III as first vice president and chief operating officer. His appointment is effective October 20, 2021.

He succeeds Meredith Black, who has been named interim president and will retire when a new Bank president is appointed. She has served as the Dallas Fed’s first vice president since 2016 and has worked for the Bank for 38 years in a variety of important roles.

As first vice president, Triplett will be responsible for operational and financial performance of the Dallas Fed, including its branches in Houston, San Antonio and El Paso. He will also participate in Federal Reserve System initiatives.

He is currently a senior vice president at the Dallas Fed, responsible for Banking Supervision and Credit, Risk, and Reserves Management.

Triplett’s appointment was made by the Dallas Fed board of directors and approved by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, following a search led by a committee of the Bank’s Class B and C directors.

“After an extensive and thorough search that started in June, both inside and outside the Federal Reserve System, Robert Triplett stood out as the most qualified candidate to serve as first vice president,” said Greg L. Armstrong, chair, and Thomas J. Falk, deputy chair, in a joint statement on behalf of the Dallas Fed board.

“We congratulate Robert on his well-earned and deserved appointment. Moreover, we are very grateful to Meredith Black for graciously agreeing to delay her planned retirement to serve as interim president while we execute our search for the next president of the Dallas Fed.”

Triplett joined the Federal Reserve in 1995. Throughout his career, he has managed several areas; directed large, complex System projects; and served on various committees within the Federal Reserve System.

He holds a BBA degree from Oklahoma State University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.

For more information on the Dallas Fed, visit


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