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For immediate release: February 9, 2006

Media contact:
James Hoard
Phone: (214) 922-5307

Levine Re-Elected Chairman Pro Tem of Dallas Fed’s El Paso Branch Board

DALLAS—The board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' El Paso Branch has re-elected Cecilia O. Levine chairman pro tem for 2006.

Levine has served on the El Paso Branch board since 2002 and was chairman pro tem in 2004 and 2005. She was appointed to the Branch board by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

She is president of MFI International LLC, a maquiladora with operations in El Paso and Juárez, Mexico. An active member of various civic organizations, Levine is president and founder of USA/Mexico Strategic Alliance and chairman of the board for the El Paso World Trade Center.

Levine is also a founding member of the Midland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as well as a participant in the U.S.–Mexico Partnership for Prosperity, a public–private alliance that aims to spur private-sector economic growth throughout Mexico. She has been serving in the Presidents Export Council since 2002.

Levine studied geology at the University of Texas at El Paso. She is a native of Chihuahua, Mexico, and currently resides in El Paso.

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

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