The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has named Matuschka Lindo Briggs vice president and regional executive of its Little Rock Branch. The branch serves the majority of the bank’s Arkansas clients.
Briggs will succeed Robert Hopkins, who retired in mid-June after 38 years with the bank.
As part of Briggs’ new role, she will support the board of directors of the Little Rock Branch and represent the St. Louis Fed with business leaders, bankers, local government officials and other stakeholders.
“I am excited to tighten my bonds around the state with family and longtime friends,” Briggs said. “My goal is to understand the challenges and opportunities in Arkansas by engaging leaders who represent the diversity of the region. I look forward to getting involved in the community, developing great relationships and building upon Robert’s work in expanding the transparency of the Federal Reserve System.”
Briggs joined the St. Louis Fed in 2015, working in the treasury division. Since April 2020, she has been serving as the director of the community development department’s special projects and in strategic support.
Before joining the St. Louis Fed, Briggs worked as a broadcast news reporter and host for various outlets, including ESPN and NBC affiliate television stations in St. Louis and Des Moines, Iowa, for 23 years. Briggs has also been a national moderator and was the press secretary for a Missouri gubernatorial campaign. She is a voting member of the Screen Actors Guild, serves on various community and nonprofit boards and does public speaking and voice-over work.
Briggs earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and communications from William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri, and has her Master in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis.