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Maria Gerwing Hampton

Regional Executive
Louisville Branch
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

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Maria Hampton was appointed regional executive of the Louisville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in January 2005. The Louisville Branch is focused on community development and education, as well as regional economic research and policy input. Ms. Hampton's responsibilities include western Kentucky, metro Louisville and southern Indiana.

Before joining the Fed, Ms. Hampton was president of the Housing Partnership Inc. (HPI), a nonprofit corporation focused on creating affordable housing and neighborhood redevelopment in the Louisville area. Prior to that, she was employed for 26 years with Bank One Kentucky (formerly Liberty National Bank) as an executive in the areas of retail banking, operations, marketing and strategic planning.

Ms. Hampton currently serves on the following boards: Norton Healthcare Board of Trustees, Bellarmine University Board of Trustees, Community Ventures Corporation, The Community Foundation of Louisville and The Family Scholar House Board of Trustees. She is a member of Leadership Louisville, a Paul Harris Fellow with the Rotary Club of Louisville, a member of the Kentucky Consensus Forecasting Group and the co-chair of the Vision Louisville 25 Year Plan.

Former board memberships include: Kentucky Council on Economic Education, Kosair Children's Hospital Advisory Board, Metro United Way, Bellarmine University Board of Overseers, Catholic Charities Inc., Leadership Louisville Foundation, Women 4 Women, Center for Women and Families, Ursuline Campus Schools, Louisville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Leadership Southern Indiana, Spalding University Board of Overseers, Metropolitan Housing Coalition, Gilda’s Club, The Louisville Jefferson Riverport Authority, EnterpriseCorp Board of Advisors, Jefferson Community & Technical College Foundation Board, and the Rotary Club of Louisville.

Ms. Hampton was selected to receive the 2011 “Spirit of Yes” Award from Leadership Louisville. In 2010, she was identified by the Leadership Louisville Foundation and the community as a “Louisville Connector,” one of 100 trusted leaders that create and influence change in the Louisville region. She is a graduate of Spring Hill College, Mobile, Ala., and attended graduate and executive programs at Harvard and the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. She is married to John W. Hampton and has a daughter, Gretchen, who resides in Chicago.