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Dallas Fed Appoints Four New Members to Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council

For Immediate Release: February 19, 2020

DALLAS–The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has appointed four new members to its Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council.

The council, composed of representatives from financial institutions of various sizes in the Eleventh District, is part of a Federal Reserve initiative to enhance communication with community bankers.

The council provides senior Dallas Fed officials with grassroots information on a variety of topics, including economic and banking conditions, regulatory policies and payments issues.

New members of the council are:

Tommy Brooks
Executive VP & CFO, Unity National Bank
Houston, Texas

Rick Francis
Chairman & CEO, WestStar Bank
El Paso, Texas

Gabe Guerra
President & CEO, Kleberg Bank
Kingsville, Texas

Tracy Harris
President & CEO, National Bank and Trust
La Grange, Texas

These new members join the following members also serving on the council:

Gregg Appel
CEO, Centennial Bank
Lubbock, Texas

Erik Beguin
President & CEO, Austin Capital Bank, SSB
Austin, Texas

Jill Gutierrez
Chief Executive Officer, Bank 34
Alamogordo, New Mexico

Crystal Long
President & CEO, GECU
El Paso, Texas

Maria J. Martinez
President & CEO, Border Federal Credit Union
Del Rio, Texas

Paige B. Oliver
President & CEO, Bank of Oak Ridge
Oak Ridge, Louisiana

Stephanie Sherrodd
President & CEO, Texas Dow Employees Credit Union
Lake Jackson, Texas

J. Chuck White
President & CEO, First Bank
Burkburnett, Texas

Media contact:
James Hoard
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Phone: (214) 922-5307
Email: james.hoard@dal.frb.org