West Mathison, president and CEO of the Wenatchee-based fruit company, has been appointed as a board member of the Seattle branch of the Federal Reserve.

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WENATCHEE — The top exec for Stemilt Growers has been appointed as a board member of the Seattle branch of the Federal Reserve.

West Mathison, president and CEO of the Wenatchee-based fruit company, “was appointed to provide insights on his respective business sector and offer observations on the economy,” said Steven Fisher of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Mathison is a fifth-generation fruit grower for Stemilt, one of the world’s largest non-citrus fruit operations. The company is the nation’s leading shipper of sweet cherries and a major supplier of organic fruit.

Mathison also serves on the boards of the Washington State Tree Fruit Association, Washington Apple Commission and the Keep It in the Valley Foundation, a local group that provides scholarships for Wenatchee Valley College students.

As part of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco — with branches in Seattle, Los Angeles, Salt Lake and Portland — provides wholesale banking services to financial institutions in nine western states.