The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has announced the following changes to its Little Rock Branch board of directors, effective Jan. 1:
Millie A. Ward, president of Stone Ward in Little Rock, has been elected board chair for 2022 by the Branch board of directors. She has served on the board since 2017.
Jamie J. Henry, vice president of finance, Emerging Payments at Walmart Inc. in Bentonville, has been reappointed by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors to a three-year term.
Jeff Lynch, president and CEO of Eagle Bank & Trust Co. in Little Rock, has been reappointed by the St. Louis Fed board of directors to a three-year term.
Also serving on the board are:
- Christopher B. Hegi, president and CEO of First Financial Bank in El Dorado;
- Vickie D. Judy, chief financial officer and vice president at America’s Car-Mart Inc. in Rogers;
- Vincent G. Logan, chief financial officer and chief investment officer at the Native American Agriculture Fund in Fayetteville; and
- Darrin Williams, CEO of Southern Bancorp Inc. in Little Rock.
Members of the St. Louis Fed’s board of directors and those of its branch boards in Little Rock, 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 local conditions are represented in Federal Open Market Committee deliberations in Washington, D.C.