Richard D. Fairbank — Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Capital One Financial Corporation, McLean, Va. — was appointed to a one-year term as the Fifth Federal Reserve District's representative on the Federal Advisory Council, starting on January 1, 2010.
The Federal Advisory Council, composed of a representative from each of the 12 Federal Reserve Districts, confers periodically with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on business conditions and issues related to the banking industry. It also makes recommendations regarding System policies. Representatives are selected annually by the board of directors of each Reserve Bank.
The Richmond Fed serves the Fifth Federal Reserve District, which includes the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and most of West Virginia. As part of the nation's central bank, we're one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that work together with the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors to strengthen the economy and our communities. We manage the nation's money supply to keep inflation low and help the economy grow. We also supervise and regulate financial institutions to help safeguard our nation's financial system and protect the integrity and efficiency of our payments system.
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