President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Richard W. Fisher assumed the office of president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas on April 4, 2005.
Mr. Fisher is former vice chairman of Kissinger McLarty Associates, a strategic advisory firm chaired by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
Richard Fisher began his career in 1975 at the private bank of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., where he specialized in fixed income and foreign exchange markets. He became assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury during the Carter Administration, working on issues related to the dollar crisis of 1978-79. He then returned to Brown Brothers to establish their Texas operations in Dallas.
In 1987, Fisher created Fisher Capital Management and a separate funds-management firm, Fisher Ewing Partners.
From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Fisher was Deputy U.S. Trade Representative with the rank of ambassador. He oversaw the implementation of NAFTA, negotiations for the Free Trade Area of the Americas, and various agreements with Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Chile and Singapore.
He attended the U.S. Naval Academy (1967-69), graduated with honors from Harvard University in economics (1971), read Latin American politics at Oxford (1972-73) and received an M.B.A. from Stanford University (1975).