About the Memphis Branch
The Memphis Branch building in downtown Memphis
The Memphis Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is responsible for the Bank's operations in western Tennessee, eastern Arkansas and northern Mississippi. One of three Eighth District branches, the Memphis Branch is located at 200 N. Main St. in downtown Memphis.
Established in 1918, the Branch has three primary functions:
- maintain an effective advisory board of directors whose members provide input on economic conditions in areas served by the Branch;
- coordinate the cash needs for financial institutions; and
- coordinate outreach activities in the areas of community development, economic education, research and monetary policy.
Senior Branch Executive Martha Perine Beard, who has served at the Branch since 1997, leads the Branch's community outreach efforts as the Fed seeks to expand its intellectual presence throughout the Eighth District.