The St. Louis Fed's four industry councils—Agribusiness, Health Care, Transportation and Real Estate—provide a consistent and dependable line of communication about economic conditions between St. Louis Fed staff members and industry representatives throughout the District. The council members' observations complement the data and information developed through the Federal Reserve's Beige Book, and meetings of the Reserve Bank's boards of directors. The councils meet twice a year.
Eric D. Robertson, Chair
President, Community LIFT Corp.
Michael E. Cary
President and CEO, Carroll Bank and Trust
David T. Cochran Jr.
Partner, CoCo Planting Co.
J. Brice Fletcher
Chairman, First National Bank of Eastern Arkansas
Forrest City, Ark.
Owner, Express Employment Professionals
Carolyn Chism Hardy
President and CEO, Chism Hardy Investments LLC
President and CEO, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare