2012 News Releases

For immediate release: January 10, 2012

Janie Barrera Appointed to Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ San Antonio Branch Board

DALLAS—The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has appointed Janie Barrera of San Antonio to the Bank’s San Antonio Branch board of directors for a three-year term ending December 31, 2014.

In her role as a board member, Barrera will provide input into regional economic conditions as part of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy functions.

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.

Barrera 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 Christi and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of the Incarnate Word.

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