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Michelle Gluck

July 22, 2009

Richmond Fed Hires Chief Legal Officer

Richmond, VA

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond has hired Michelle Gluck as senior vice president and general counsel. Gluck will join the organization's senior leadership team as of July 31, and will lead the legal team in providing counsel for the Bank's critical business activities. Gluck succeeds James McAfee, who retired in May.

"This is a fascinating time to contribute to the Fed's future," said Gluck, previously executive vice president and chief legal officer for Richmond-based LandAmerica Financial Group Inc. "I look forward to proactively guiding the legal team to meet the strategies of the Bank's various operations now – and in the future."

A member of LandAmerica's executive leadership team and a key advisor, Gluck led 125 lawyers in the Richmond headquarters and regional offices. She recently oversaw the company's bankruptcy. Her areas of legal expertise also include government affairs, regulation, risk management and compliance, as well as human resources and communications. She formerly was corporate counsel for Kmart Corp., the Sports Authority and Best Products Co., Inc., and worked for the law firm of Hunton & Williams.

"We're delighted that Michelle is joining the Bank," said Richmond Fed President Jeffrey M. Lacker. "With her broad range of leadership experience and extensive legal expertise, I know she'll make great contributions to the Bank and to the Federal Reserve System."

Gluck's professional and civic commitments include chairing the board of the Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity, chairing the corporate counsel section of the Richmond Bar Association, chairing the Henrico Business Council of the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce and serving on the Chamber's executive committee and board of directors.

A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, Gluck has a B.A. in English from the University of Michigan.

For more information about the Richmond Fed, see http://richmondfed.org/.

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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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