The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas recently announced several executive promotions, as well as some new hires.
Tim Stearns has been promoted to vice president in the banking supervision department, with responsibility for all large and regional banking organizations in the 11th Federal Reserve district. Previously, he served as assistant vice president. Stearns joined the Federal Reserve in 1998. He earned a BA degree from Saint Anselm College, which included a year abroad at Oxford University, and is a graduate of the University of Colorado’s Graduate School of Banking.
Ali Ozdagli has joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas as an economic policy advisor and senior economist in the research department. He previously served as a senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and lecturer at Boston University. Ozdagli has specialized in research focused on macro-finance, corporate finance, financial intermediation and monetary policy. His work has been published in a wide range of journals, including the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies and Journal of Monetary Economics. He holds a BS degree in industrial engineering from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, an MA degree in economics and management science from Humboldt University of Berlin and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.
Audrey Evans has been promoted to assistant vice president in the facilities management and planning department. She will continue to be responsible for the department’s fiscal performance, administrative operations, and workforce strategy and succession planning. Evans, who has been with the Dallas Fed since 2010, holds an MBA degree and is a certified project management professional.
Gina Gadson-Richards has been promoted to assistant vice president in the banking supervision department, with responsibility for operations and strategic planning. She also will serve as the Dallas Fed’s deputy ethics officer. Gadson-Richards joined the bank in 2018 and holds an MBA degree. Prior to joining the bank, she was a director at Verizon Communications.
Selena Muñoz has been promoted to assistant vice president in the financial management department. She will have continuing responsibility for the Dallas Fed’s budget, cost accounting, project management office, accounts payable, risk management functions and the Sarbanes-Oxley internal controls compliance. Muñoz has been with the Dallas Fed since 2001, starting with the bank as an intern. She holds a degree in accounting from the University of Texas–Arlington.
Sharmin Ashtaputre has joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas as an assistant vice president in the corporate planning department. She will identify strategic needs for the Dallas Fed and drive the development of department-level strategic plans and objectives. Ashtaputre comes to the bank with more than 10 years of experience in management consulting, primarily in the health care industry, with a focus on operations management, strategic planning, organizational change and project management. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas–Dallas and an MBA degree from Rice University.