The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis today announced Major Robinson as the new assistant vice president and Branch executive of the Bank’s Helena Branch, effective May 1, 2017.
Robinson will serve as the executive of the Helena Branch with direct responsibility for Branch corporate services. His responsibilities will include leading a visible community relations and outreach program in Montana, and providing high-level support for the Minneapolis Fed’s Center for Indian Country Development. He will work closely with the Center in developing strategies and initiatives related to economic development in Indian Country.
“Major Robinson’s breadth of management experience along with his leadership and volunteer work in Indian Country will be great assets to not only the Helena Branch and the Center for Indian Country Development, but to the Minneapolis Fed as a whole,” said Dorothy Bridges, senior vice president responsible for Community Development, Outreach and Public Affairs.
Robinson has worked extensively with American Indian tribes across the country, providing strategic and technical assistance on specific economic development initiatives. He has held various positions in Montana state government, including serving in the Montana Governor’s Office of Economic Development in Helena, with a specific focus on encouraging economic development in Indian Country.
Robinson is replacing Sue Woodrow, who retired from the Bank in December of 2016.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that, with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System, the nation’s central bank. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is responsible for the Ninth Federal Reserve District, which includes Montana, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, northwestern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis participates in setting national monetary policy, supervises numerous banking organizations, and provides a variety of payments services to financial institutions and the U.S. government.