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Regional Roundup

Saturday, April 1, 2000

Nine Appointed Members of District Boards of Directors

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has announced several changes to its board of directors and the boards of directors at each of its branches. The following individuals will serve three-year terms:

St. Louis Board

Lunsford W. Bridges, president and CEO of Metropolitan National Bank, Little Rock, Ark.

Joseph E. Gliessner Jr., executive director of New Directions Housing Corp., Louisville, Ky.

Louisville Board

Larry E. Dunigan, chairman and CEO of Holiday Management Corp., Evansville, Ind.

Edwin K. Page, vice president of external affairs for AP Technoglass Co., Elizabethtown, Ky.

Little Rock Board

Raymond E. Skelton,* CEO of Mercantile Bank of Arkansas, N.A., Little Rock, Ark.

Everett Tucker III, partner in Moses Nosari Tucker Real Estate, Little Rock, Ark.

Ross M. Whipple, chairman of Summit Bank, Arkadelphia, Ark.

Memphis Board

James A. England, chairman, president and CEO of Decatur County Bank, Decaturville, Tenn.

John C. Kelley Jr., president of business financial services for First Tennessee Bank, Memphis, Tenn.

*Skelton will fill the remaining portion of a three-year term ending Dec. 31, 2000.

M. Dean Keyes Appointed to Consumer Advisory Council

The Federal Reserve Board has appointed St. Louisan M. Dean Keyes to a three-year term on its Consumer Advisory Council. The council advises the Board on the exercise of its responsibilities under the Consumer Credit Protection Act and on other matters related to consumer financial services.

Keyes is a senior vice president and Director of Corporate Community Reinvestment Act Initiatives for Mercantile Bancorporation Inc. and participates on the boards of organizations that serve to promote affordable housing, safe streets, racial equality, jobs and economic development.

Discount Rate Changes Now on St. Louis Web Site

Changes in the Eighth District discount rate are now announced on the home page of the St. Louis Fed's Internet site ( under the heading, "What's New." These announcements will appear on the home page for five business days following a rate change. Current and historical discount and seasonal credit rates are also available online through the FRED data base at