Marie Gooding is first vice president and chief operating officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, a position she assumed in March 2011. An experienced leader, she oversees the day-to-day operations of the Atlanta Fed, including all operating and support activities at the corporate headquarters in Atlanta and at the Branch offices in Birmingham, Jacksonville, Miami, Nashville, and New Orleans. She also is vice chairman of the Bank's Management Committee, a member of the Discount Committee that reviews district discount window lending, and backup to the president in the execution of his monetary policy responsibilities.
In addition to her Atlanta Fed responsibilities, Gooding is the retail payments product director for the Federal Reserve System. Her national responsibilities in this area include the management and direction of check collection and automated clearinghouse (ACH) products and services provided by the Federal Reserve System. She is also a member of the Conference of First Vice Presidents, where she is involved in various projects and initiatives to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the Federal Reserve's systemwide operations.
During her 24-year tenure at the Bank, Gooding has used her ability to effect change through a collaborative leadership style to guide the areas she manages, gaining a broad and varied background in both the operations of the Bank and the corporate support functions. She has held a series of officer positions with increasing responsibility, including serving as the Federal Reserve System's Retail Payments Office product manager.
Prior to joining the Bank, Gooding was a data security manager for Gordon Jewelry Corporation of Houston and taught secondary math in the Georgia public school system. Gooding's service as a teacher instilled in her an awareness of the economic importance of students achieving success in high school. She currently serves on the board of directors of Communities in Schools, which is focused on empowering students to stay in school, and is vice chair of the board of trustees of the Georgia Council on Economic Education.
A native of Monroe, Ga., she graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in secondary math education from Old Dominion University. She has also completed Duke University's Advanced Management Program and the Harvard Advanced Management Program.