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James Walter appointed to Dallas Fed’s El Paso Branch board

DALLAS—The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has appointed James Walter of Midland, Texas, to the El Paso Branch board of directors. He will serve a three-year term starting Jan. 1, 2024.

In his role as a board member, Walter will provide input into the region’s economy in support of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy function.

Walter is co-chief executive officer and a director of Permian Resources Corp. and has served in that capacity since September 2022. Prior to the formation of Permian Resources in 2022, he served as co-chief executive officer of Colgate Energy, which he co-founded in 2015. Permian Resources was formed as the product of a merger between Centennial Resource Development and Colgate Energy.

In addition, Walter serves as a board member for Permian Strategic Partnership, a coalition of leading Permian Basin companies working together to address current and future challenges to the responsible development of oil and gas resources across the region’s communities in Texas and New Mexico. He is also an active member of the CEO Forum and Redeemer Midland Church.

Walter received his bachelor of arts degree in the Plan II Honors Program and bachelor of business administration in finance from the University of Texas at Austin.

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

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Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Phone: 214-922-6857