Christopher L. Oakley is vice president and regional executive of the Jacksonville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He is responsible for the branch’s board of directors and the district’s Advisory Council on Trade and Transportation. He also oversees Jacksonville’s economic and financial education programs and provides regional input into the Atlanta Fed’s monetary policy process.
Oakley is involved in a number of community activities including roles on the Florida Council on Economic Education, the First Coast and United States Business Leadership networks, and the United Way. He also serves as a strategic adviser to the district’s chief diversity officer and on a number of ad hoc projects. He is a member of the Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2010.
He joined the Jacksonville Branch in 1988 as a management intern in the Cash Services Department and has held various management positions, including operational and administrative oversight in cash services, payment services, and human resources. Oakley was promoted to financial services director in 1992 and then to assistant vice president in 1996. He was named assistant branch manager in 1997 and vice president and branch manager in 2002. He was previously responsible for branch support services, law enforcement, cash services, check processing, and check adjustments.
A native of Hendersonville, North Carolina, and raised in Dalton, Georgia, Oakley received his bachelor’s degree in management and a certificate in industrial and organizational psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has also participated in the executive education curriculum at the University of Virginia and the Federal Reserve System’s Senior Officer Development program.