RICHARD FISHER, FORMER PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF DALLAS RECEIVES GOOD NEIGHBOR AWARD

August 25, 2015, Las Colinas-Irving, TX.- The United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the presentation of the “Good Neighbor Award” to Richard W. Fisher, former President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. The ceremony will take place during the Inaugural Summit Dinner of the Second North American Sustainable Economic Development Summit, entitled “Trade Regimes of the Americas”, scheduled August 24th, 2015 at the Four Seasons Hotel & Resort – Las Colinas-Irving, TX.
Each Year, the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce honors public and private sector leaders for their vision and commitment to mutually beneficial relations between Mexico and the United States.
Fisher, who grew up in Mexico, was involved in the negotiation and implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, and during his tenure at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, he always worked to establish and maintain mutual beneficial relations between Mexico’s fiscal and central bank authorities and the U.S. Federal Reserve System.
The presentation of the Good Neighbor Award is the closing ceremony of the North American Sustainable Economic Development Summit, where experts will discuss the Trade Regimes of the Americas. Through events such as this Summit, the U.S. – Mexico Chamber of Commerce works to connect businesses and foster partnerships in North America for sustainable growth, and for the benefit of its members and the community. Our participants are senior government officials and business executives, who attend our event with the purpose of discussing topics of relevance for the U.S.-Mexico relationship including trade, economics, and cultural understanding.
The U.S.-Mexico relationship is an important facet of hemispheric relations. The Chamber salutes the individuals and corporations that have led the way toward greater cooperation and partnership between our nations.

About Richard Fisher

Richard W. Fisher served at the twelfth president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas from April 4, 2005 to March 19, 2015.
Born in Los Angeles, California, he spent his childhood years in Southern California, Mexico City, and Miami, Florida. Fisher attended the US Naval Academy, graduated with honors from Harvard University, and received a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University in 1975. 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 found 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, Fisher was deputy US trade representative with the rank of ambassador. He oversaw the implementation of NAFTA and various agreements with Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Chile, and Singapore. He was a senior member of the team that negotiated the bilateral accords for China’s and Taiwan’s accession to the World Trade Organization.
Fisher is former vice chairman of Kissinger McLarty Associates, a strategic advisory firm chaired by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. During his time at the Dallas Fed, Fisher has focused the Reserve Bank’s work on prominent economic policy issues.
Throughout his career, Fisher has served on numerous for-profit and not-for-profit boards. He also has maintained his academic interests, teaching graduate courses and serving on several university boards. Fisher serves on Harvard University’s Board of Overseers, one of the university’s two governing boards. 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. In October 2006, he received the Service to Democracy Award and Dwight D. Eisenhower Medal for Public Service from the American Assembly. In April 2009, he was inducted into the Dallas Business Hall of Fame