Marie T. Mora of Edinburg Appointed to Dallas Fed’s San Antonio Branch Board

Marie T. Mora of Edinburg, Texas, has been appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ San Antonio Branch board of directors by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C.  She will serve a three-year term ending December 2020.

As a board member, Mora will provide input on regional economic conditions as part of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy functions.

Mora is professor of economics and associate vice provost for faculty diversity at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Previously, she served as professor of economics and vice provost fellow for faculty affairs, among other positions, at the University of Texas–Pan American (UTPA). Prior to moving to UTPA, she was associate professor of economics at New Mexico State University.

Mora serves as director of the National Science Foundation-funded American Economic Association Mentoring Program and has served on the board of the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession. She also served two terms as a member of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee, two terms as president of the American Society of Hispanic Economists and was a member of the Dallas Fed’s Texas Border Colonias Study Steering Committee and the Early Education Subcommittee of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee.

Her recognitions include the Outstanding Support of Hispanic Issues in Higher Education Award from the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education and the Cesar Estrada Chavez Award from the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity. She also received the distinguished alumnus award from the Department of Economics of University of New Mexico, the University Faculty Excellence Award for Service from UTPA and has been named to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.

Mora holds BA and MA degrees in economics from the University of New Mexico and a PhD in economics from Texas A&M University.

The San Antonio Branch board consists of seven members, four appointed by the Dallas Fed board and three by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C.