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Dallas Fed President Elected to Harvard Board

For immediate release: May 26, 2011

DALLAS—Richard W. Fisher, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, has been elected to the Harvard Board of Overseers.

The Harvard Board of Overseers—formally known as The Honorable and Reverend The Board of Overseers—is one of Harvard University's two governing bodies. It was formed in 1642 and is the oldest governance board in America.

Candidates for the Board of Overseers are nominated by the Harvard Alumni Association and then voted on by alumni. Board members serve six-year terms.

The Board of Overseers consists of 30 individuals, including astronaut Stephanie Wilson, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, Smithsonian Institution director Cristian Samper and Aspen Institute CEO Walter Isaacson.

Fisher has served as Dallas Fed president and CEO since April 2005. He is currently a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee, the Federal Reserve's principal monetary policymaking group.

Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, Fisher was vice chairman of Kissinger McLarty Associates, a strategic advisory firm chaired by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Fisher graduated from Harvard in 1971 with a degree in economics.



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