James A. Hughes Appointed to the Los Angeles Branch Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

November 1, 2013

James A. Hughes

James A. Hughes

Los Angeles, CA – The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco has appointed James A. Hughes, CEO, First Solar, Tempe, AZ, to its Los Angeles Branch Board of Directors, effective September 27, 2013. 

Mr. Hughes is the Chief Executive Officer of First Solar, a provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) solar systems. Prior to joining First Solar, Mr. Hughes served as CEO and Director of AEI Services LLC. He holds a JD from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, a Certificate of Completion in international business law from Queen Mary’s College, University of London, and a BA in business administration from Southern Methodist University.

The balance of the Los Angeles Branch Board of Directors includes:
Keith E. Smith, Chairman, President and CEO, Boyd Gaming Corporation, Las Vegas, NV
Grace Evans Cherashore, President and CEO, Evans Hotels, San Diego, CA
David I. Rainer, Chairman, President and CEO, California United Bank, Encino, CA
Peggy Tsiang Cherng, Co-Chair of the Board and Co-CEO, Panda Restaurant Group, Inc., Rosemead, CA
John C. Molina, CFO, Molina Healthcare, Inc., Long Beach, CA


Matthew Schiffgens
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
(415) 974-3246


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