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Leila H. Melendez appointed to Dallas Fed’s El Paso Branch board

DALLAS—The Federal Reserve Board of Governors has appointed Leila H. Melendez to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ El Paso Branch board of directors. She will serve a three-year term starting Jan. 1, 2024.

Melendez is CEO of Workforce Solutions Borderplex, a nonprofit that provides employment service assistance to job seekers and employers in West Texas.

In her role as a board member, Melendez will provide insight into the region’s economy in support of the Federal Reserve's monetary policy function.

Melendez has served on the United Way of El Paso County Board and on the University of Texas at El Paso College of Education Advisory Board. She also serves on the Firemen and Policemen’s Pension Fund Board and Executive Forum. She is a member of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council.

She has won numerous awards, including a 2023 Gold Nugget Award by UTEP. She also was named as a breakthrough leader by the El Paso Chamber and previously received the Star on the Mountain Award from former El Paso Mayor John Cook.

Melendez earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix and an MBA from the University of Texas at El Paso.

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