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Regional Roundup

Friday, April 1, 2005

Eighth District Announces New and Returning Board Members

The St. Louis Fed has announced several new and returning members on its four boards of directors. They include:

  • Sonja Yates Hubbard, reappointed to the Little Rock Branch board;
  • Sharon Priest, appointed to the Little Rock Branch board;
  • Steven E. Trager, appointed to the Louisville Branch board;
  • J.W. Gibson II, appointed to the Memphis Branch board;
  • Levon Mathews, appointed to the Memphis Branch board to fill an unexpired three-year term ending Dec. 31, 2005;
  • Thomas G. Miller, appointed to the Memphis Branch board;
  • Paul T. Combs, elected to the St. Louis board;
  • Irl F. Engelhardt, appointed to the St. Louis board;
  • David R. Pirsein, elected to the St. Louis board to fill the unexpired portion of a three-year term ending Dec. 31, 2006; and
  • Lewis F. Mallory Jr., re-elected to the St. Louis board.

For a full listing of each branch's board of directors or to read more about each director, visit our web site,

Fed's Educational Web Site Offers Resources for Bankers

The Fed has redesigned its educational web site,, which offers online tools that community bankers can use to educate their employees and customers. The Personal Finance Education section houses Fed publications on a number of topics, including consumer banking, consumer protection, credit and loans, and interest rates. Fed101 contains an interactive lesson in the history and organization of the Fed, its monetary policy and regulatory functions, and the services it provides to depository institutions. (This portion of the site requires the Macromedia Flash 7.0 player, which can be downloaded for free.)

A New Resource for Entrepreneurship in Rural America

Growing Entrepreneurs from the Ground Up: A Community-Based Approach to Growing Your Own Business is a new resource that teaches community leaders how to promote entrepreneurship in rural areas. The guidebook includes a survey local leaders can use to assess whether their community is attractive to entrepreneurs. For information, call Doug Hermes at the Missouri Rural Development Partners at (816) 781-8631.