Lynn Smith Fox has a professional background in public policy and strategic leadership communications, serving as a senior official of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors until her 2012 retirement. She also has twenty years of volunteer experience in the non-profit sector and in higher education.
As presidential spouse at St Lawrence University she works with trustees on an innovative program of outreach to alumnae, co-teaches a course about the Federal Reserve, and is a founding board member of the North Country Young Women’s Leadership Institute, a partnership among four universities in Northern New York. Ms. Fox’s service to higher education includes a term as President of the Smith College Alumnae Association and as a Smith College trustee. She serves on the board of The Wild Center, a natural history museum in the Adirondacks, where she chairs the Committee on Trustees. She is on the board of the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg, NY, chairing the Governance Committee. She also serves as vice president of the Frederic Remington Art Museum Foundation. Ms. Fox is co-chair of the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) Advisory Council in Washington, DC.
At the Board of Governors Ms. Fox was Deputy Congressional Liaison prior to becoming Director of the Office of Board Members and Assistant Secretary to the Federal Open Market Committee, where she acted as chief spokesperson for Chairman Alan Greenspan. During Chairman Ben Bernanke’s tenure Ms. Fox served as Senior Adviser with a portfolio of projects related to internal management and communications.
Born in Spartanburg, SC, Ms. Fox attended Wofford College and graduated with honors from Smith College. She has an MBA from George Washington University where she was awarded a University Fellowship. She also attended Bank Street College’s program in leadership for museum professionals. The Foxes’ daughter, Hallie Fox, and son-in-law, Brendan Campbell, live in Washington, DC where she is a doctoral student and he is in medical school.