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September 27, 2012

Richmond Fed Announces Officer Appointments

Richmond, Va.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond announces the following officer appointments, effective October 1:

Dennis Smith has been promoted to vice president and deputy general counsel in the Bank’s Legal department. Smith has been an assistant vice president and assistant general counsel since joining the Fed in 2010. In his new role, Smith also will serve as the Bank’s chief privacy officer.

Smith, whose experience includes work as an attorney for Wells Fargo, SunTrust Banks and Hunton & Williams, earned a bachelor’s degree at Virginia Commonwealth University and a law degree from Catholic University Law School.

Cary Crabtree has been promoted to assistant vice president in the Richmond Fed’s Information Technology department. Since joining the Bank in 1980, she has held a number of positions in information technology and application development.

Crabtree earned a bachelor’s degree in information systems from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a certified Project Management Professional.

Bennie Moore has been appointed an assistant vice president in the Bank’s Business Continuity department. Moore, who has worked at the Fed since 1977, has been business continuity director for five years. His experience includes a number of programming, technical and application development positions.

Moore holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond and an associate degree from John Tyler Community College.

Alex Swartz has been promoted to assistant vice president in Corporate Accounting. Swartz has worked for five years as a senior consultant in the Richmond Fed’s Corporate Planning department. Prior to joining the Fed, Swartz held management, technology and governance consulting positions in the private and nonprofit sectors.

Swartz received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mary Washington and a master’s degree in business administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. He also completed graduate coursework in economics and finance at Virginia Tech.

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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