Lynn Smith Fox has a professional background in public policy and strategic leadership communications, having served 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 courses in the Economics and Education Departments, and is a founding board member of the North Country Women’s Initiative, 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 is Vice-Chair. She has served on the board of the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg, NY, as president of the Frederic Remington Art Museum Foundation and on the Canton Community Fund board. Ms. Fox is co-chair of the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) Advisory Council in Washington, DC and an advisor to the campus chapter.
In her work 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, Dr. Hallie Fox, and son-in-law, Dr. Brendan Campbell, live in Vermont. She is an instructor at George Washington University and he is a resident in internal medicine at the University of Vermont.