The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has announced the following changes to its Little Rock Branch board of directors, which took effect Jan. 1:
- Vickie D. Judy, CFO and vice president at America's Car-Mart Inc. in Rogers, Ark., has been elected board chair for 2023 by the Branch board of directors. She has served on the board since 2018.
- Christopher B. Hegi, president and CEO of First Financial Bank in El Dorado, Ark., has been reappointed by the St. Louis Fed board of directors to a three-year term
- Allison J. H. Thompson, CEO of the Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County, Arkansas in Pine Bluff, Ark., has been appointed by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors to a three-year term
Also serving on the board are Jamie J. Henry, vice president of finance, Emerging Payments at Walmart Inc. in Bentonville; Jeff Lynch, president and CEO of Eagle Bank & Trust Co. in Little Rock; Denise Thomas, CEO of World Trade Center Arkansas, University of Arkansas, in Fayetteville; and Darrin Williams, CEO of Southern Bancorp Inc. in Little Rock.
The Little Rock Branch’s board of directors helps the St. Louis Fed monitor economic conditions in the area. Branch activities include conducting regional economic research and gathering monetary policy input from business leaders across Arkansas, promoting financial stability for low- and moderate-income communities and individuals, and providing economic education.