For immediate release: Sept. 20, 2011
Angela Dirr assumes the role of corporate secretary and assistant to the president and first vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, according to Dennis Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Atlanta Fed.
Dirr previously served as assistant vice president and assistant general counsel, where she provided legal counsel on human resources issues and oversaw policy, ethics and employment administration. Dirr joined the Bank in 1988 as assistant counsel and was promoted to associate counsel in 1992 and to senior counsel in 1996. In 2002, she was promoted to assistant general counsel and in 2007 to assistant vice president and general counsel. She has served as an adviser to the Bank's Human Resources Committee since 1992. Before joining the Bank, Dirr worked for an Indiana law firm.
Dirr earned a bachelor's degree from Indiana University. She received a law degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., and a master's degree in law from Emory University in Atlanta.
The Atlanta Fed is a part of the nation's central banking system, which Congress created in 1913. The Federal Reserve conducts monetary policy by influencing money and credit conditions in the economy in pursuit of full employment and stable prices, supervises and regulates banking institutions, and helps ensure that the nation's payments systems operate smoothly. The Atlanta Fed serves the Sixth Federal Reserve District, which encompasses Alabama, Florida, Georgia and sections of Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. The Atlanta Fed participates in setting national monetary policy, supervises numerous commercial banks and provides a variety of financial services to depository institutions and the U.S. government.