Richard W. Fisher assumed the office of president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas on April 4, 2005. In this role, Mr. Fisher serves as a member of the Federal Open Market Committee, the Federal Reserve’s principal monetary policymaking group. Mr. Fisher is former vice chairman of Kissinger McLarty Associates, a strategic advisory firm chaired by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. He began his career in 1975 at the private bank of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., became assistant to the secretary of the Treasury during the Carter administration, and then returned to Brown Brothers to found their Texas operations in Dallas. In 1987, Mr. Fisher created Fisher Capital Management and a separate funds-management firm, Fisher Ewing Partners. From 1997 to 2001, he was deputy U.S. trade representative with the rank of ambassador.