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Cynthia N. Colbert of Houston appointed to Dallas Fed's Houston Branch board

January 6, 2022

DALLAS—The Federal Reserve Board of Governors has appointed Cynthia N. Colbert of Houston to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ Houston Branch board of directors.

She will serve a three-year term ending Dec. 31, 2024.

As a board member, she will provide input on regional economic conditions as part of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy functions.

Colbert is president and CEO of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, overseeing assistance to individuals in southeast Texas by providing food, clothing, shelter and support services.

She served for six years as vice president of community resources at United Way Capital Area‐Austin and was previously executive director of Catholic Charities in Austin, Texas, and Wichita, Kansas.

Colbert is a board member of the Texas Executive Women, United Way of Greater Houston and Catholic Charities USA. She also serves as treasurer of the Network of Behavioral Health Providers.  She is also a senior fellow at the American Leadership Forum.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from California State University in Sacramento and a master’s degree in social welfare, planning and administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

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