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Sarah Wallace - Board Chair, First Federal Savings
Sarah Wallace
Board Chair
  • Office Location: Downtown Newark
  • Phone: (740) 345-3494
  • Fax: (740) 345-1657
  • Email: [email protected]
  • About Sarah: Sarah Wallace, a DePauw University ('76) graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree, holds a M.B.A. from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, and is the Chairman of the Board of First Federal Savings and Loan Association in Newark, Ohio. She has been associated with First Federal since 1980 and served as the President and CEO from 1983 through 1999 when she was elected Chair of the Board.

    She served a two year term on the Federal Reserve Board Thrift Institutions Advisory Council in 1984-85 reporting to Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul Volcker. She is the Board Chair and a Trustee of the Thomas J. Evans Foundation. Mrs. Wallace has served on the Central Ohio Technical College Board of Trustees since 2002 and served as the Board Chair from 2004 to 2010. She serves as the President of the Board of A Call to College, the college access program that provides grants and college advising services to students in the Newark City Schools. Mrs. Wallace also serves on the boards of the Newark Campus Development Fund and the First Federal Foundation. Mrs. Wallace is a member of the Newark Rotary Club.

    Mrs. Wallace is on the Board of Trustees at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana and served as the first female Board Chair in the University's history from 2010-2014. She received the Old Gold Goblet from DePauw in 2015 "For Eminence in Life's Work and Service to Alma Mater." She has served as the Chair of the Presidential Search Committee, Business and Financial Affairs Committee and the Investments Committee. She also currently serves as the Co-Chair of The Campaign for DePauw, a $300 million comprehensive campaign for DePauw.

    Mrs. Wallace is married to John H. Wallace, who practices dentistry in Newark. They have three grown children and two grandchildren.