Leadership and Membership Announcements for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Salt Lake City Branch Board of Directors

January 11, 2018

Salt Lake City, Utah — Patricia R. Richards has been reappointed by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors as director of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Salt Lake City branch. Ms. Richards has also been reappointed by the San Francisco Fed as chair of the Salt Lake City branch’s board of directors for 2018. Her term is effective January 1, 2018.

In addition, the San Francisco Fed has appointed Russell A. (Chip) Childs, president and CEO of SkyWest Inc., to the branch’s board of directors. Park Price, chairman and CEO Emeritus of the Bank of Idaho, has also been reappointed as director. Both appointments are effective January 1 of this year. 

Patricia R. Richards

Ms. Richards is president and CEO of SelectHealth, Inc., a wholly-owned not-for-profit health plan subsidiary of Intermountain Healthcare. Prior to joining SelectHealth in 2009, Ms. Richards served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Health Alliance Plan of Michigan, an affiliate of the Henry Ford Health System. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo, where she also completed her master’s coursework in public healthcare administration.

Russell A. (Chip) Childs

As president and CEO of SkyWest, Inc., the holding company for SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines, Mr. Childs oversees the industry’s largest regional airline alliance, which partners with Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. He joined SkyWest in 2001 and has served as vice president – controller as well as president and COO. Mr. Childs holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s in accounting, both from Brigham Young University.

Park Price

Mr. Price has been with the Bank of Idaho in different capacities for almost 19 years. Prior to joining Bank of Idaho, he was the owner and president of Park Price Motor Company in Pocatello, ID, from 1979 to 2003. His career also includes a 13 year tenure at General Motors Corp. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Dartmouth College.

The balance of the Salt Lake City Branch Board of Directors includes:
Susan D. Mooney Johnson, president emeritus, Futura Industries, Clearfield, UT
Peter R. Metcalf, Founder, brand advocate and CEO emeritus, Black Diamond, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT
Arthur F. (Skip) Oppenheimer, chairman and CEO, Oppenheimer Companies, Inc., Boise, ID
David B. Smith, COO, Larry H. Miller Management Corporation, Sandy, UT


Kevin Sajdak
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
(415) 977-3631


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