Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Memphis Branch

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The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Memphis Branch is a branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis established in 1918.[1] The branch is responsible for western Tennessee, eastern Arkansas and northern Mississippi.[1]

The branch is located on Main Street in downtown Memphis, Tennessee.[1]

Current Board of Directors[edit]

The following people are on the board of directors as of 2014:[2]

Appointed by the Federal Reserve Bank[edit]

Appointed by the Federal Reserve Bank
Name Title Term Expires
J. Brice Fletcher Chairman and CEO
First National Bank of Eastern Arkansas
Forrest City, Arkansas
Clyde Warren Nunn Chairman and President
Security Bancorp of Tennessee Inc.
Halls, Tennessee
Roy Molitor Ford Jr. Vice Chairman and CEO
Commercial Bank and Trust Co.
Memphis, Tennessee
Lisa McDaniel Hawkins President
Room to Room Inc.
Tupelo, Mississippi

Appointed by the Board of Governors[edit]

Appointed by the Board of Governors
Name Title Term Expires
Charles E. Thomas, III


Regional Director of External and Legislative Affairs
AT&T Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee
Carolyn Chism Hardy President and CEO
Chism Hardy Investments, LLC
Collierville, Tennessee
Lawrence C. Long Partner
St. Rest Planting Co.
Indianola, Mississippi

Memphis Branch Regional Executive[edit]

The St. Louis Fed’s Memphis branch is led by Regional Executive Martha Perine Beard,[3] who currently serves on the following boards in Memphis: Memphis Tomorrow,[4] Memphis Regional Chamber,[5] St. Jude Children's Research Hospital,[6] the Baptist Health Care Corp. and the Mid-South Minority Business Council.[7] Since 2012 Beard has been the board chairman of the United Way of the Mid-South, which raised $25.1 million to benefit Memphis and surrounding areas during the 2012 campaign.[8]

See also[edit]