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Dallas Fed Establishes Emerging Leaders Council

For immediate release: May 29, 2012

DALLAS—The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas today announced the establishment of an Emerging Leaders Council to provide the Bank with the economic perspectives of emerging leaders who work in a variety of industries in Texas, southern New Mexico and northern Louisiana.

“This new council will give the Dallas Fed the benefit of hearing from people who are emerging leaders in their communities and industries,” said Richard W. Fisher, president and CEO. “We very much want their diverse, ground-level views of developments in the economy.”

The Council will generally consist of 12 to 14 members appointed by the president of the Bank with the consent of its board of directors. The new members of the Emerging Leaders Council are:

Angela Caddell, Director, Equipment Utilization, BNSF Railway Company, Fort Worth

Arthur Price Brashear, IV, President and Owner, Dakota Premium Hardwoods (distributor of cabinet and building materials), Temple

Brad Beasley, Partner, Beasley, Mitchell, & Co. (certified public accountants), Las Cruces, N.M.

Edgar Montiel, Owner, Palo Verde Homes, El Paso

Erica Grieder, Southwest Correspondent, The Economist, Austin

J. Darryl Byrd, Chief Executive Officer, SA2020 (nonprofit catalyst for city transformation), San Antonio

Kelly Ungerman, Partner, McKinsey & Co, Dallas

Michael Sherman, Principal, Boston Consulting Group, Dallas

Myron Watkins, Vice President, Customer Experience, Greyhound Lines, Dallas

Pedro Correa, Manager, Bain & Company, Dallas

Rad Weaver, Chief Executive Officer, McCombs Partners (investment management), San Antonio

Shawna Wilson, Vice President, Region Sales VP-Designate, Frito-Lay, Dallas

Sherman Lewis III, Owner, The Lewis Group (gas stations, convenience stores, and fast food restaurants), Houston

Trotter Hunt, Director of Northeast Operations, HGA, General Manager, HGA Staffing (project management and engineering services), Ruston, La.


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