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San Francisco Federal Reserve's Economic Advisory Council Posts Leadership and Membership Changes
[January 18, 2013]

San Francisco Federal Reserve's Economic Advisory Council Posts Leadership and Membership Changes

Jan 18, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco announced that Alfred A. Plamann, CEO of Unified Grocers, Inc., and Tracey Doi, Group Vice President and CFO of Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., were appointed as chair and vice chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's Economic Advisory Council (EAC).

According to a release, both joined the EAC in 2009.

Plamann has led Unified Grocers, Inc. since September 1999, when Los Angeles-based Certified Grocers of California merged with United Grocers, Inc. of Portland, Oregon. Prior to the merger, Plamann spent six years as president and CEO of Certified Grocers of California.

Currently Plamann serves on the boards of the Food Marketing Institute and the National Cooperative Grocers Association. He also serves on the Washington, D.C.-based National Cooperative Bank Board of Directors. Plamann is a board member of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the Town Hall of Los Angeles, the George L. Graziadio School of Business & Management - Pepperdine University, and the Weingart Center Association, a non-profit organization that provides assistance to the homeless in Los Angeles. Plamann received a BS in accounting and real estate from the University of Colorado, and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Doi joined Toyota in 2000 as vice president, corporate controller and was appointed to CFO in 2003. She is responsible for accounting, finance, tax, treasury, procurement and corporate services. Doi serves on the Company's audit committee and risk committee, and as a director of several subsidiaries. Prior to Toyota, she held financial executive positions with AT&T Wireless and L.A. Cellular Telephone Company.

Doi serves on the boards of the US-Japan Council, Claremont University Consortium, Emmaus Life Sciences, Japanese American National Museum, Japan America Society and Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE).

In addition, it was announced that Kathryn A. Hall, CEO of Hall Capital Partners, San Francisco, CA, was appointed as the newest member of the Twelfth District's EAC; and that Richard C. Blum, Chairman and CEO of Blum Capital Partners, was reappointed to a second three-year term. Hall and Blum will serve three-year terms effective January 2013.

Hall founded Hall Capital Partners in 1994. Previously, she was a General Partner of Laurel Arbitrage Partners, a risk arbitrage investment partnership that she founded in 1989.

Hall is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Princeton University. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Board of Regents of St. Ignatius College Preparatory.

Blum founded Blum Capital in 1975. Blum is Chairman Emeritus of the University of California Board of Regents and now continues to serve as a Regent.

EAC members provide the Bank's senior management with information on current and pending developments in the regional and national economies.

The balance of the San Francisco Fed's Economic Advisory Council includes: Ian T. Clark, CEO, Genentech, South San Francisco, CA.

Philip L. Francis, retired executive chairman, PetSmart, Inc., Phoenix, AZ.

Sandra R. Hernandez, M.D., CEO, The San Francisco Foundation, San Francisco, CA.

Rick R. Holley, president and CEO, Plum Creek Timber Co., Inc., Seattle, WA.

George Zinn, corporate vice president and treasurer, Microsoft Corp., Redmond, WA.

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, with branch offices in Los Angeles, Seattle, Salt Lake City, and Portland, and a cash processing office in Phoenix, provides wholesale banking services to financial institutions throughout the nine western states.

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