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As required by the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, each Federal Reserve bank is supervised by a board of directors. These boards are composed of three classes of directors (A, B and C) with three members in each class who are from outside the Reserve bank and are familiar with economic and credit conditions in their respective Federal Reserve district.

  • Class A: Elected by member financial institutions in that district to represent the member financial institutions
  • Class B: Elected by member financial institutions in that district to represent the public with consideration to the interests of agriculture, commerce, industry, services, labor and consumers
  • Class C: Appointed by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to represent the public with consideration to the interests of agriculture, commerce, industry, services, labor and consumers

Each Reserve bank branch also has a board of directors. The Board of Governors appoints some branch directors, and the Reserve bank appoints the others.

For information on diversity, demographics and sector representation of Reserve bank directors across the System, please see the Board of Governors’ website.

St. Louis | Little Rock | Louisville | Memphis

St. Louis Fed Board of Directors

Class C

  • Suzanne Sitherwood, Chair
    President and CEO, Spire Inc.
    St. Louis

  • James M. McKelvey Jr., Deputy Chair
    Founder and CEO, Invisibly Inc.
    St. Louis

  • Carolyn Chism Hardy
    CEO, Chism Hardy Investments LLC
    Bartlett, Tenn.

Class B

  • R. Andrew Clyde
    President and CEO, Murphy USA Inc.
    El Dorado, Ark.

  • Alice K. Houston
    CEO, HJI Supply Chain Solutions
    Louisville, Ky.

  • Penny Pennington

    Penny Pennington
    Managing Partner, Edward Jones
    St. Louis

Class A

  • Patricia L. Clarke
    President, First National Bank of Raymond
    Raymond, Ill.

  • Elizabeth G. McCoy
    CEO, Planters Bank Inc.
    Hopkinsville, Ky.

  • C. Mitchell Waycaster

    C. Mitchell Waycaster
    President and CEO, Renasant Bank
    Tupelo, Miss.


Little Rock Branch Board of Directors

  • Jamie J. Henry, Chair
    Vice President, Finance, Emerging Payments Walmart Inc.
    Bentonville, Ark.

  • Chris Hegi

    Chris Hegi
    President and CEO, First Financial Bank
    El Dorado, Ark.

  • Vickie D. Judy
    Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, America's Car-Mart Inc.
    Rogers, Ark.

  • Vincent Logan

    Vincent Logan
    Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Native American Agriculture Fund
    Fayetteville, Ark.

  • Jeff Lynch
    President and CEO, Eagle Bank and Trust
    Little Rock, Ark.

  • Millie A. Ward
    President, Stone Ward
    Little Rock, Ark.

  • Headshot of Darrin Williams 

    Darrin Williams
    CEO, Southern Bancorp Inc.
    Little Rock, Ark.


Louisville Branch Board of Directors

  • Emerson M. Goodwin, Chair
    Senior Vice President of Business Development, KentuckyCare
    Paducah, Ky.

  • Tara E. Barney

    Tara E. Barney
    President and CEO, Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce
    Evansville, Ind.

  • Patrick J. Glotzbach
    Director, The New Washington State Bank
    Charlestown, Ind.

  • Ben Reno-Weber
    Director, Greater Louisville Project
    Louisville, Ky.

  • Sadiqa N. Reynolds
    President, Louisville Urban League
    Louisville, Ky.

  • David E. Tatman
    Director of Engineering, Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC
    Bowling Green, Ky.

  • Blake B. Willoughby
    President, First Breckinridge Bancshares Inc.
    Irvington, Ky.


Memphis Branch Board of Directors

  • Kathy Buckman Gibson

    Kathy Buckman Gibson, Chair
    President and CEO, KBG Technologies
    Memphis, Tenn.

  • Jeff Agee

    Jeff Agee
    Chairman and CEO, First Citizens National Bank
    Dyersburg, Tenn.

  • Russell D. Carter III

    R. Davy Carter
    Regional President, Centennial Bank
    Jonesboro, Ark.

  • Beverly Crossen
    Owner, FarmHouse Tupelo
    Tupelo, Miss.

  • Hank Reichle

    Henry N. "Hank" Reichle Jr.
    President and CEO, Staple Cotton Cooperative Association (Staplcotn) 
    Greenwood, Miss.

  • Eric D. Robertson
    President, Community LIFT Corp.
    Memphis, Tenn.

  • Michael Ugwueke
    President and CEO, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
    Memphis, Tenn.

Eighth District Federal Advisory Council Representative

  • D. Bryan Jordan
    President and CEO, First Horizon Corp.
    Memphis, Tenn.