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For immediate release: April 8, 2014

Mestayer Appointed to Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's New Orleans Branch Board Of Directors

Suzanne T. Mestayer, managing principal of ThirtyNorth Investments, LLC, New Orleans, Louisiana, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s New Orleans Branch. Her term began March 13, 2014, and runs through Dec. 31, 2015.

Mestayer has served in her current position since 2010. Prior to ThirtyNorth Investments, she held executive positions at Regions Bank, First NBC, and Price Waterhouse and was a partner with Arthur Andersen & Co. from 1983–91. Mestayer is chair of the board of Ochsner Health System. She is immediate past chair of the Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region and member of the board of trustees of the National World War II Museum. She is a registered investor adviser representative.

Mestayer earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Louisiana State University. Her awards and honors include Louisiana Society of CPAs’ 2004 Distinguished Public Service Award and 2007 Outstanding CPA in Business & Industry Award. She was inducted into Junior Achievement’s Business Hall of Fame in 2012.

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. Mestayer was appointed to the board of directors of the New Orleans Branch by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s board of directors. The Board of Governors appoints three of the directors of the New Orleans Branch, and the Atlanta head office directors appoint four.