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Jan. 21, 2021

Richmond Fed Announces Director Appointments

State member banks of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond have elected the following directors:

Robert M. Blue, president and chief executive officer of Dominion Energy in Richmond, Virginia, was elected as a Class B director.

Jennifer LaClair, chief financial officer of Ally Financial in Charlotte, North Carolina, was elected as a Class A director.

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Board of Directors have made the following appointments:

Brenda Galgano, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Perdue Farms in Salisbury, Maryland, was appointed by the Richmond Board of Directors to the Baltimore board.

James F. Goodmon Jr., president and chief operating officer of Capitol Broadcasting Company in Raleigh, North Carolina, was appointed by the Board of Governors to the Charlotte board.

Leslie D. Hale, president and chief executive officer of RLJ Lodging Trust in Bethesda, Maryland, was appointed by the Board of Governors to the Baltimore board.

Sepi Saidi, president and chief executive officer of SEPI Engineering and Construction in Raleigh, North Carolina, was reappointed by the Richmond Board of Directors to the Charlotte board.

R. Glenn Sherrill Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of SteelFab Inc., in Charlotte, North Carolina, was reappointed by the Board of Governors to the Charlotte board.

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System has appointed the chair and deputy chair of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond for 2021.

Eugene A. Woods, president and chief executive officer of Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina, was appointed as chair.

Jodie W. McLean, chief executive officer of EDENS in Washington, D.C., was appointed as deputy chair.

The Richmond Fed acknowledges and thanks the following directors who are completing their service:

Michael C. Crapps, president and chief executive officer of First Community Bank in Lexington, South Carolina.

Susan J. Ganz, chief executive officer of Lion Brothers Company Inc., in Owings Mills, Maryland.

Robert R. Hill Jr., chief executive officer of South State Corporation in Columbia, South Carolina.

Thomas C. Nelson, chairman, president and chief executive officer of National Gypsum Corporation in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Kathy J. Warden, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Northrop Grumman Corporation in Falls Church, Virginia.

Richard L. Willey, president of Perdue AgriBusiness LLC in Salisbury, Maryland.


As part of our nation’s central bank, the Richmond Fed is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks working together with the Board of Governors to support a healthy economy and deliver on our mission to foster economic stability and strength. We connect with community and business leaders across the Fifth Federal Reserve District — including the Carolinas, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and most of West Virginia — to monitor economic conditions, address issues facing our communities, and share this information with monetary and financial policymakers. We also work with banks to ensure they are operating safely and soundly, supply financial institutions with currency that’s fit for distribution, and provide a safe and efficient way to transfer funds through our nation’s payments system.

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