Dallas Federal Reserve President To Speak At KRWG, Las Cruces On May 4

Las Cruces – Richard Fisher, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas, will take part in New Mexico State University's spring 2011 Domenici Institute Forum from 2-3 p.m. May 4 at KRWG-TV studios inside Milton Hall.

As president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Fisher serves as a member of the Federal Open Market Committee, the Federal Reserve's principal monetary policymaking group.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas serves the Eleventh Federal Reserve District, which consists of Texas, Northern Louisiana and Southern New Mexico.

Fisher is former vice chairman of Kissinger McLarty Associates, a strategic advisory firm chaired by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. He was a Weatherhead Fellow at Harvard in 2001, is an honorary fellow of Hertford College at Oxford University and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. A first-generation American, Fisher is equally fluent in Spanish and English, having spent part of his life in Mexico.

The Domenici Institute Forum is an extension of the university's yearly Domenici Public Policy Conference. Its goal is to engage the public and encourage them to discuss and take part in issues of public interest, specifically when it comes to important policy matters.

NMSU's Domenici Institute is named for retired U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, New Mexico's longest-serving senator. The institute brings together some of the best minds in the country to focus on significant national issues.

The Domenici Institute Forum is free and NMSU students, faculty, staff and the general public are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Sara Patricolo at 575-646-2066.