The Little Rock Branch

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Headshot of Matuschka Briggs

Senior Vice President Matuschka Lindo Briggs leads the Little Rock Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, serving the majority of Arkansas, except northeast Arkansas. Our staff supervise banks, participate in community development efforts and provide economic education, among other duties.

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Ray Dillon is the former chairman of the Little Rock Branch board of directors and former CEO of Arkansas-based Deltic Timber Corp. He is a former member of the St. Louis Fed’s Industry Councils. Dillon respects how much attention is paid to gathering “real data from the grassroots level of this country” to help form monetary policy.


Board of Directors

The Little Rock Branch’s board of directors provides one of the most direct ways for Branch staff to gauge the economic conditions of the area. Representing all parts of the Little Rock Zone, the seven members of the board play a major role in helping the St. Louis Fed monitor the economic pulse of the area.

Advisory Councils and Boards

Industry Councils

The St. Louis Fed’s Industry Councils are also a significant part of the conversation. The four councils—Health Care, Real Estate, Transportation and Agribusiness, the last of which is headed by the Little Rock regional executive—consist of industry leaders around the District who gather semiannually to discuss business conditions.

Community Development Advisory Council

Executives from organizations throughout the Federal Reserve's Eighth District serve on the Bank’s Community Development Advisory Council. The executives represent nonprofit organizations, financial institutions, universities, government and foundations.

Branch Educator Advisory Boards

Members of the Educator Advisory Boards strengthen the Branch’s connections to schools and universities, and provide feedback about materials and opportunities for teachers.

Outreach & Education

Shown are St. Louis Fed President Jim Bullard (left) and Matuschka Lindo Briggs, senior vice president and regional executive of the Bank’s Little Rock Branch.

Former St. Louis Fed President Jim Bullard (left) listened as Matuschka Lindo Briggs, senior vice president and regional executive of the Bank’s Little Rock Branch, addressed a group of community development leaders in El Dorado, Ark. They participated in a roundtable discussion on April 5, 2023, to hear about local economic concerns and exchange community building ideas. Learn more about zone tours.

Community Development

The Little Rock Branch hosts and sponsors community development events and facilitates partnerships with local and regional nonprofits to ensure fair and equal access to credit for low-income populations.

Economic Education

The economic education staff promotes the teaching and learning of economics and personal finance. By working with advisory boards of local educators, the staff produces online curriculum and other lesson plans to benefit students in the region.

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