Elizabeth A. Duke


Elizabeth A. Duke (born July 23, 1952) is a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States. She was confirmed by the Senate June 27, 2008 to fill an unexpired term ending January 31, 2012. She is the seventh woman to be appointed to the Board. Elizabeth Duke was born in Portsmouth, Virginia and grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She first studied physics at North Carolina State University before transferring to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she graduated with a bachelor of fine arts in drama in 1974. After graduating, she worked as a part-time teller at First and Merchants National Bank in Virginia Beach because she "needed a job." In 1978, she became the vice president and chief financial officer of the Bank of Virginia Beach. While working full time, she attended Old Dominion University part time and received her MBA in 1983. She transferred to the Bank of Tidewater in 1985 as vice president and chief financial officer. She became its president in 1987 and chief executive officer in 1991. She was selected as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in 1998 and, in 1999, she was elected president of the  ( Wikipedia article )


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Old Dominion University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
North Carolina State University

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