For immediate release: Dec. 19, 2013
Robert W. Dumas, president and chief executive officer of AuburnBank, has been appointed and Brandon W. Bishop, business manager and financial secretary, International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) – Local 312, has been reappointed to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Birmingham Branch. Their terms begin Jan. 1, 2014, and run through Dec. 31, 2016.
Dumas has served in his current position since 2001. He joined AuburnBank in 1984 and served as vice president/commercial loan officer and senior vice president/lending. Prior to that Dumas served as vice president/branch manager at AmSouth Bank from 1976–1984.
Dumas is a member of the board of directors of the Auburn National Bancorporation Inc., AuburnBank, East Alabama Medical Center, Alabama Bankers Association and Auburn Research and Technology Foundation. He is a member of Auburn University Board of Trustees and Auburn Business Incubator Advisory Committee. He previously served on the Auburn University College of Business Advisory Council from 2001–2008, Auburn City Schools Board of Education from 1996–2006 and North Auburn Housing Development Corporation from 2003–2006.
Dumas graduated with high honors, receiving his bachelor's degree in business administration and finance from Auburn University in 1976, and he was a Phi Kappa Phi Honoree. He graduated from the School of Banking of the South, Louisiana State University in 1981. He was recognized as Boys & Girls Club Man of the Year in 1993 and was a Tiger Trail Inductee in 2006.
Bishop has served in his current position since 2007. He previously served as assistant business manager and president from 2003–2007 at IUOE – Local 312 and in various positions on IUOE's executive board from 1998–2007.
Bishop is second vice president, IUOE South Atlantic Conference; vice president, Alabama State Building and Construction Trades Council; secretary/treasurer, Central Alabama Building Trades; advisory board member of Go Build Alabama; and spokesperson for Alabama Building Trades Alliance. He is also a member of Masonic Lodge 929.
Bishop received his associate's degree in business administration from Central Alabama Community College. He completed a Dale Carnegie training course in May 2010.
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta branch directors provide economic information from 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. Dumas was appointed by the Atlanta Fed's board of directors. Bishop was appointed by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. The Board of Governors appoints three of the Birmingham Branch directors, and the Atlanta head office directors appoint four.