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For immediate release: September 15, 2009

Dallas Fed Appoints Bob Hankins as Executive Vice President

DALLAS—The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has named Bob Hankins as executive vice president.

Previously, Hankins served as senior vice president. In his new position, Hankins will continue to have responsibility for the banking supervision, discount window and reserve maintenance functions of the Bank, as well as the Bank's Financial Industry Studies Department.

“This promotion reflects Bob's extensive experience in banking supervision, his broad knowledge of banking issues and the high regard in which he is held by those within and outside of the Federal Reserve System,” said Richard W. Fisher, Dallas Fed president and CEO.

Hankins has more than 35 years experience in the Federal Reserve System. He began his career in 1973 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, where he served as an analyst and examiner. He joined the Dallas Fed in 1979 and was appointed assistant vice president in 1982, vice president in 1986 and senior vice president in 1992.

He currently serves as a member of the advisory council of the Bank Operations Institute at Southern Methodist University and on the advisory board of the Smith–Hutson endowed chair of banking at Sam Houston State University. Hankins frequently speaks to banking groups on regulatory and supervisory topics.

He is a native of southwest Missouri and a graduate of Drury University in Springfield. He has participated in the Dallas Fed's Executive Development Program and completed the BAI Bank Executive Program at Duke University and the Management Seminar Course at Texas A&M University.


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