For immediate release: August 8, 2012
Adrienne Slack has been named vice president and regional executive for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's New Orleans Branch, announced Dennis Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Atlanta Fed. Lockhart also announced that Tim Smith has been named vice president and regional executive for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Miami Branch. Slack and Smith are filling positions that will be vacated by the upcoming retirements of Senior Vice President and Regional Executive Robert Musso in New Orleans and Vice President and Regional Executive Juan del Busto in Miami. Both promotions are effective Sept. 15, 2012.
Slack assumes responsibility for the Branch's board of directors, oversees New Orleans' economic and financial education programs and provides regional input into the Atlanta Fed's monetary policy process. She joined the Federal Reserve System in 1990 as a research assistant and economic analyst for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. In 1993 Slack transferred to the New Orleans Branch as a cash product analyst, served in several key leadership roles and was promoted to assistant vice president in 2009. She is a member of the Sixth District Cash Subcommittee and serves on several District and System work groups. Slack completed a System interchange assignment with the Reserve Bank Operations and Payment Systems Division at the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. She was a New Orleans CityBusiness Women of the Year honoree in 2006. Slack received a bachelor of science degree in business administration with a focus in economics from the University of Southern Mississippi. She also completed the Executive Development program at Dartmouth College in 2002.
Smith assumes responsibility for the Branch's board of directors, oversees Miami's economic and financial education programs and provides regional input into the Atlanta Fed's monetary policy process. Since 1999 he has served as assistant vice president and community relations officer for the Atlanta Fed with responsibility for strategic direction and operations of the community relations programs of the Sixth Federal Reserve District and oversight of the Bank's broader corporate citizenship efforts. He also had responsibility for the Bank's public information programs, knowledge and information management and all executive office and other corporate internal communications. From 2001 to 2011, Smith served as the Bank's diversity outreach officer and in various leadership roles for the Bank's ongoing diversity and inclusion efforts. He began his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in 1984 as an economist and served as assistant vice president in public affairs at the Kansas City Fed from 1997 to 1999. Smith currently chairs the Atlanta Fed's Volunteer Advisory Committee and serves on the board of trustees of Charity Parity Inc., an employee-led nonprofit organization operating the Bank's employee giving campaign. He has served in various leadership roles in the community, including serving on the board of directors of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education and as chair of member programs on the board of trustees of Leadership Atlanta. Smith earned a bachelor of arts in economics and business administration from the University of North Dakota. He received his master's and doctoral degrees, both in economics, from the University of Washington. He has completed executive development programs at Harvard University and the University of California, Los Angeles.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta serves the Sixth Federal Reserve District, which encompasses Alabama, Florida, Georgia and sections of Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. As part of the nation's central banking system, 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.