The Federal Reserve Board of Governors has reappointed Claudia Aguirre of Houston to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas board of directors. She will serve a three-year term ending December 31, 2023. On the board since 2019, as a member she provides input into regional and national economic conditions as part of the Federal Reserve's monetary policy functions.
Aguirre is president and CEO of BakerRipley, a community-development nonprofit organizations with 67 locations across the Houston region. She has served for 30 years in the government, education and nonprofit sectors, directing large-scale, community-engagement initiatives and is known for her expertise in child development, community engagement and immigration policy. Aguirre served under two Houston mayors and led the design and development of youth programs, including one of the first alternative schools for at-risk students.
Aguirre earned a master’s degree in education and bachelor’s degree in political science. She also holds an education executive certification from Harvard University. She has been featured in publications and articles produced by the Center for American Progress, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Urban Institute and Houston Chronicle, and was recently named among the “2020 Most Admired CEOs” by the Houston Business Journal. Aguirre serves on the boards of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and Greater Houston Partnership.
Each Federal Reserve Bank has a nine-member board of directors. Three members represent commercial banks, three represent the public, and three are appointed by the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C.