Richard Fisher served as president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas from 2005 to 2015.  Previously, he was vice chair of Kissinger McLarty Associates.

Fisher began his career in 1975 at Brown Brothers, Harriman & Co. In 1978, he joined the US Department of the Treasury as special assistant to Secretary Michael Blumenthal. From 1987 to 1997, he oversaw the operations of Fisher Capital Management and Fisher Ewing Partners. He was appointed deputy US trade representative in 1997. As such, he oversaw the implementation of NAFTA as well as negotiations for the Free Trade Area of the Americas.

A first-generation American, Fisher is equally fluent in Spanish and English, having spent his formative years in Mexico. He attended the US Naval Academy from 1967 to 1969 and graduated with honors from Harvard University in economics in 1971. Stanford University awarded Fisher an MBA in 1975.