The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas recently made announcements of branch board appointments and reappointments in the 11th District, including the San Antonio, Houston and El Paso branches. These appointees will provide input into regional economic conditions as part of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy functions. They will serve or continue serving for a three-year term ending December 31, 2023. Each of the Dallas Fed’s branch boards consists of seven members—four appointed by the Dallas Fed and three by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C.
Veronica Muzquiz Edwards has been appointed to the Dallas Fed’s San Antonio branch board of directors. She is CEO of San Antonio-based InGenesis Inc., one of the nation’s largest total talent solutions firms. Prior to founding InGenesis in 1998, she was regional director of marketing for AT&T.
She serves as chair of the International Standards Organization/Technical Committee 304 for Healthcare Organization Management and collaborates with national standards bodies on global initiatives. She is president of the Healthcare Standards Institute and serves on the Texas State University System board of regents, upon which she chairs the rules and regulations committee. Since 2018, Fortune magazine has listed Edwards as one of the “50 Most Powerful Latinas in Corporate America.” Additional honors include being named one of the “100 Most Influential Latinas in America” by the Association of Latino Professionals for America, “Hispanic Businesswoman of the Year” by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and a listing on the “Global Power 50 Women” by Staffing Industry Analysts.
Edwards earned a BA degree in communications from Texas State University and was named a distinguished alumna. She earned an MBA degree and DBA degree from the University of the Incarnate Word, where she also was named a distinguished alumna.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has reappointed Tyson Tuttle of Austin to its San Antonio branch board. He is president and CEO of Silicon Labs, a global silicon, software and solutions company based in Austin. He joined Silicon Labs in 1997 and has held a variety of roles in design engineering and product management, including chief technology officer and chief operations officer before being named CEO in 2012. Prior to Silicon Labs, he held roles at Broadcom Corp. and Cirrus Logic.
Tuttle is a board member of the Semiconductor Industry Association and the Global Semiconductor Alliance, and an advisory board member of Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering. He holds a BS degree from the Johns Hopkins University and an MS degree from the University of California–Los Angeles, both in electrical engineering.
Paula Gold-Williams has been reappointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ San Antonio branch board of directors by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. She is president and CEO of CPS Energy. Gold-Williams has more than 30 years of leadership experience in San Antonio, including as regional controller for Time Warner’s cable and telephone regional office and vice president of finance for Luby’s Inc. Gold-Williams served in positions of increasing responsibility at CPS Energy before taking the helm as interim CEO in 2015 and becoming permanent CEO in 2016.
She serves on the board of the Electric Power Research Institute (chair of the audit committee) and is co-chair of the Denton Smart Cities/Communities Think Tank–Energy Pillar, chair of the Keystone Policy Center, board member and treasurer of EPIcenter, and a past chair of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. She also is a member of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation board and executive committee, St. Mary’s University board of trustees, iEmpower advisory board and University of Texas–San Antonio School of Engineering advisory committee. In 2020, Gold-Williams was named “Woman of the Year”by the San Antonio Business Journal, was honored by City Year San Antonio and was named a CEO Who “Gets It” by the National Safety Council.
Gold-Williams has an associate’s degree in fine arts from San Antonio College. She has a BBA degree in accounting from St. Mary’s University, MBA in finance and accounting from Regis University and is a certified public accountant.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has reappointed Sally Hurt-Deitch of El Paso to its El Paso branch board. She joined the El Paso branch board in 2018. Hurt-Deitch is group CEO Mid-South, Memphis market CEO and St. Francis Hospital CEO for Tenet Healthcare. A registered nurse, she has served as a chief nursing officer, COO and CEO with HCA. In 2005, she was named CEO at Oklahoma University Medical Center Edmond. She returned to El Paso in 2007 to accept the CEO position at Sierra Providence East Medical Center (now the Hospitals of Providence East Campus) and was promoted to group CEO in 2015, became Tenet Healthcare’s corporate chief nursing officer in 2017 and group CEO of Mid-South Group in 2019.
Hurt-Deitch is past president of the National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives, former chair of the Texas Hospital Association, board member of the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board and a regent-at-large of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from the University of Texas–El Paso and a master’s degree in health care administration from Trinity University. In 2013, the University of Texas–El Paso recognized Hurt-Deitch as one of its distinguished alumni. The El Paso Branch board consists of seven members, four appointed by the Dallas Fed and three by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C.
Jill Gutierrez of Tularosa, New Mexico, has been appointed to the Dallas Fed’s El Paso branch board. She served on the Dallas Fed’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council from 2019 to 2020. Gutierrez serves on the board of directors for Bank 34, a community bank based in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Previously, she served as president and CEO of Bank 34 from 2007 to 2020. She was appointed to the bank’s board in 2011. Gutierrez has been employed in the banking industry since 1972. Prior to joining Bank 34, she served as senior vice president and senior lending officer at Western Bank and First National Bank, both based in Alamogordo. Gutierrez also previously served as senior vice president and market president at First Federal Bank, based in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Donald L. Evans of Midland has been appointed to the Dallas Fed’s El Paso branch board. He is chairman of the Permian Strategic Partnership, a coalition of energy companies that works on issues related to the development of oil and natural gas resources in the Permian Basin of New Mexico and Texas. Evans served as U.S. secretary of commerce from 2001 to 2005. He began his career as a “roughneck” working on oil rigs for Tom Brown Inc., an independent energy company. He later became CEO of the company, continuing in that position until being named by President George W. Bush to lead the U.S. Commerce Department. Evans also served as chairman of Energy Future Holdings Co., formerly TXU Energy, from 2007 to 2018. Evans was appointed to the University of Texas board of regents in 1995 and served as chairman from 1997 to 2001. He was also a board member of the Scleroderma Research Foundation for eight years. Evans currently serves as chairman of the George W. Bush Foundation and chairman of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center board of visitors. He is a senior partner at Quintana Capital Group and senior advisor at Energy Capital Partners.
Evans has remained active in his hometown of Midland and serves on the Midland Memorial Hospital board of governors. Among his recognitions, Evans was named a University of Texas distinguished engineering alumnus, inducted into the University of Texas’ McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame and named a distinguished alumnus of the University of Texas–Austin. In 2014, Evans was inducted as a Texas Business Hall of Fame Legend and in 2019 was an inductee of the Texas Athletics Hall of Honor.
Evans holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA degree from the University of Texas.
Ruth J. Simmons has been reappointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ Houston branch board by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. She joined the Houston branch board in 2020. Simmons is president of Prairie View A&M University. Previously, she was president and professor of comparative literature and Africana studies at Brown University from 2001 to 2012. She also has served as president of Smith College, as well as in various faculty and administrative roles at the University of Southern California, Princeton University and Spelman College.
Simmons serves on many nonprofit boards, including the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture, Holdsworth Center and Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. She is also a member of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Philosophical Society and Council on Foreign Relations.
Simmons earned a Ph.D. in romance languages and literature at Harvard University.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has reappointed Gina Luna to its Houston branch board. She joined the Houston branch board in 2018. Luna is a managing partner of GP Capital Partners LP, a private credit/equity fund focused on lower-middle-market companies. She is a board member of two public companies and one privately held company. In 2016, she founded Luna Strategies to advise companies on complex strategic issues and growth initiatives. Previously, she was chair of JPMorgan Chase in the Houston Region and head of middle-market banking.
Luna is the founding board chair for Houston Exponential, an organization focused on building the city’s innovation ecosystem, and is a senior advisor to the HX Venture Fund. She is also board chair of St. Luke’s Health System and serves as a trustee of the Texas A&M Foundation, Welch Foundation, Welch Institute and Baylor College of Medicine. She was elected chair of the Greater Houston Partnership in 2015 and served as chair of the nationally acclaimed workforce initiative, UpSkill Houston, from 2013 to 2017. She continues her service on the GHP board, as well as its executive and nominating committees. Luna is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, Women Corporate Directors, International Women’s Forum and the Texas A&M University Mays School of Business dean’s advisory board. She is active in the Young Presidents’ Organization. Luna received the Bob Onstead Leadership Award from the Greater Houston Partnership, is a Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame inductee and was named one of “Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women.”
Luna is a summa cum laude graduate of Texas A&M University.