Dallas Fed Board of Directors
San Antonio Branch
President and CEO
ACCION Texas Inc.
San Antonio, Texas
Janie Barrera joined the San Antonio Branch Board in 2012.
Barrera is the founding president and CEO of ACCION Texas Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides small loans and management training to micro and small businesses in eight states, including Texas and Louisiana.
Prior to establishing ACCION Texas, Barrera was marketing division chief for the U.S. Air Force's Morale, Welfare, Recreation and Services Agency. She also has served on the Federal Reserve Board's Consumer Advisory Council.
In 1997, Barrera received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Microenterprise Development. She has received numerous honors, including the American Banker Innovator Award, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Economic Empowerment Award, San Antonio Women's Hall of Fame and the Small Business Administration Financial Services Advocate of the Year.
She received a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University — Corpus Christ and a master's degree in business administration from the University of the Incarnate Word.
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