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For immediate release: Dec. 21, 2012

Riley Appointed, Krueger and Banner Reappointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Nashville Branch Board of Directors

Dr. Wayne J. Riley, president and chief executive officer, Meharry Medical College, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Nashville Branch. William J. Krueger, vice chairman, Nissan Americas, and Jennifer S. Banner, chief executive officer, Schaad Companies LLC, have been reappointed to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Nashville Branch. Their terms begin Jan. 1, 2013, and run through Dec. 31, 2015.

Dr. Riley has served as president and chief executive officer of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn., since 2007. He is a director of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Middle Tennessee, Nashville Symphony Association, American Cancer Society, Middle Tennessee Council Boy Scouts of America and the Association of Academic Health Centers. His corporate directorships include HCA Holdings Inc., Vertex Pharmaceuticals and Pinnacle Financial Partners. He is a member of the prestigious Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science and current chair of the National Advisory Council on Minority and Health Disparities and a current and past member of numerous other professional organizations.

Dr. Riley received his doctor of medicine degree from Morehouse School of Medicine, his MPH degree from Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, his MBA from Rice University's Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business and a bachelor's degree from Yale University. Honors include the Nashville Business Journal Healthcare Heroes Award in 2012 and the Harold Delaney Exemplary Educational Leadership Award in 2012. He was an inductee for the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism Society in 2011 and appointed to the Tennessee Residence Commission by the Governor of Tennessee in 2010.

Krueger's career began at General Motors Corp. He then worked as a manufacturing manager for Harley Davidson Corp. and general manager for Toyota Motor Corp. before joining Nissan North America in 2005 as vice president, manufacturing. In 2007 Krueger became senior vice president, manufacturing, purchasing, supply chain management and total customer satisfaction. He assumed his current position in 2011.

Krueger is a member of the Committee of Visitors for the School of Engineering at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. He is a director of the American Red Cross Nashville Area Regional Chapter, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and EveryWare Global Inc. He received his bachelor's in electrical engineering from Marquette University and his MEM in engineering and MBA in business from Northwestern University.

Banner began her career as a CPA at Ernst & Whinney. She joined Pershing Yoakley & Associates as a senior tax consultant in 1987 and was admitted as a shareholder in 1995. She assumed her current position at Schaad Companies in 2005. Banner is a member of the boards of directors of BB&T Corporation (chair of Audit Committee), Webb School of Knoxville, Tennessee Aquatics, Inc., Halcyon LLC, and past director of First Virginia Banks, Inc. She is also a member of the Executive Women's Association and Leadership Knoxville.

Banner received her bachelor's degree in business administration and Master of Accountancy summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Branch directors provide economic information from their industry and the branch territory to the district Bank's president and head office directors, who use the information in formulating monetary policy and making discount rate recommendations. Krueger was appointed by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Banner and Riley were appointed by the Atlanta head office directors. The Board of Governors appoints three of the directors of the Nashville Branch, and the Atlanta head office directors appoint four.

 

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