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Meredith N. Black Named Dallas Fed First Vice President, COO

For Immediate Release: Nov. 28, 2016

DALLAS—The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas today announced the appointment of Meredith N. Black as first vice president and chief operating officer. Her appointment is effective Dec. 1.

She succeeds Helen Holcomb, who will retire on Nov. 30. Holcomb has served as the Dallas Fed’s first vice president since 1996 and has worked for the Bank for over 42 years in a variety of important roles.

Black previously served as senior vice president, chief financial officer, chief information officer and risk officer for the Bank.

As first vice president, Black will be responsible for operational and financial performance of the Dallas Fed, including its branches in Houston, San Antonio and El Paso. She will also participate in numerous Federal Reserve System initiatives.

“I am excited that Meredith has agreed to serve in this key leadership role and look forward to working with her,” said Rob Kaplan, Dallas Fed president and chief executive officer. “She is respected for her expertise in both information technology and financial management and has helped develop strategy and influence change in both of these disciplines.”

Black began her career at the Dallas Fed in 1983 as a regulatory economist in the Banking Supervision Department. She has since held several positions with increasing responsibility at the Bank and in 2003 was promoted to senior vice president with responsibility for the Financial Management Department and Information Technology Group.

A Dallas native, she holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and attended the Southwest Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University.

Black’s appointment was made by the Dallas Fed board of directors and approved by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, following a search led by a committee of the Bank’s Class B and C directors.


Media contact:
Alexander Johnson
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Phone: (214) 922-5288