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The Honorable Linnet F. Deily (Mrs. Myron B.)

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The Honorable Linnet F. Deily (Mrs. Myron B.)
The Honorable Linnet F. Deily (Mrs. Myron B.)

Linnet F. Deily of Houston was appointed to a six-year term on the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System by Governor George W. Bush in February 1995.

Ms. Deily, one of the five most senior women in American banking and one of the top 50 women in business in the United States, according to Business Week, was formerly the chairman, president and chief executive officer of First Interstate Bank of Texas. Additionally, she had responsibility for management of First Interstate Bancorp's branches throughout the western United States, as well as for its system-wide personal trust and private banking business.

She also chaired First Interstate Bancorp's Retail Council, which planned and implemented corporation-wide strategy for consumer banking. She served on the corporation's executive operating committee, which established corporate policy and strategy, and she directed the company's governmental relations.

Ms. Deily's association with First Interstate began in 1981 as a vice president. She subsequently served as senior vice president and manager of corporate administration for First Interstate Bank of California, and as senior vice president, chief financial officer and member of the managing committee of First Interstate Bank Limited, the company's wholesale bank. In 1986, she was appointed manager of the Los Angeles North Division of First Interstate Bank of California. She was named executive vice president in 1987.

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