Energizer CEO Joins St. Louis Fed Board


ST. LOUIS — Ward M. Klein, chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of Energizer Holdings Inc., has been appointed to fill the unexpired portion of a three-year term on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The term ends Dec. 31, 2008. He replaces Cynthia J. Brinkley, the former president of AT&T Missouri.

Klein is also a member of the board of directors of Brown Shoe Co. and a member of the advisory board of Teach for America.

With branches in Little Rock, Louisville and Memphis, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis serves the Eighth Federal Reserve District, which includes all of Arkansas, eastern Missouri, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, western Kentucky, western Tennessee and northern Mississippi. The St. Louis Fed is one of 12 regional Reserve banks that, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., comprise the Federal Reserve System. As the nation's central bank, the Federal Reserve System formulates U.S. monetary policy, regulates state-chartered member banks and bank holding companies, and provides payment services to financial institutions and the U.S. government.

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