St. Louis Fed Little Rock Branch Announces Changes to Board of Directors

2/13/2013

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has announced the following changes to its Little Rock Branch board of directors:

Ronald B. Jackson, chairman and CEO of Simmons First Bank in Russellville, Ark., has been appointed to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Little Rock Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Jackson also serves as chairman of the Russellville Chamber of Commerce, and member of Main Street Russellville. In addition, he is a member of the Arkansas Tech University’s College of Business Advisory Council.

Robert Martinez, owner of Rancho La Esperanza in DeQueen, Ark., has been appointed to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Little Rock Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Martinez also serves as a member of the board of directors of Cossatot Community College, the Farm Bureau, and County Farm Service Agency.

Chairman of the Little Rock Branch board of directors is Ray C. Dillon, president and CEO of Deltic Timber Corp. in El Dorado, Ark. Also serving on the board are: Michael A. Cook, vice president and assistant treasurer of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in Bentonville, Ark.; Mary Ann Greenwood, president of Greenwood Gearhart Inc. in Fayetteville, Ark.; Kaleybra Mitchell Morehead, vice president, college affairs/advancement for Southeast Arkansas College in Pine Bluff, Ark.; and Mark D. Ross, vice chairman and chief operating officer of Bank of the Ozarks in Little Rock, Ark.

Members of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the advisory boards of its three branches in Little Rock, Ark., Louisville, Ky., and Memphis, Tenn., are familiar with the economic and credit conditions of their respective regions. Their observations – along with the economic data and information gathered and analyzed by St. Louis Fed staff – help ensure that conditions of Main Street America are represented in Federal Open Market Committee deliberations in Washington, D.C. For a listing of all directors, see www.stlouisfed.org/about_us/board.cfm.

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