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For immediate release: Jan. 19, 2011

Sterling, Robinson and Conley Appointed and Host Reappointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's New Orleans Branch Board of Directors

Terrie P. Sterling, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, T. Lee Robinson Jr., president of Overseas Hardwoods Co. and E. Renae Conley, executive vice president at Entergy Corp., have been appointed to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's New Orleans Branch. Gerard R. Host, president and chief executive officer, Trustmark Corp. and Trustmark National Bank, has been reappointed to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's New Orleans Branch. Terms for Sterling, Robinson and Host began Jan. 1, 2011, and run through Dec. 31, 2013. Conley is serving two years of an unexpired term that began Jan. 1, 2011, and runs through Dec. 31, 2012.

Before assuming her current position in 2006, Sterling held various positions with the regional medical center. She is a member of the board of directors of the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Workforce Investment Board–21. She was Capital Area American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" campaign 2009–10 chairperson. Sterling received a master's degree in nursing science from Loyola University, an MBA from Louisiana State University and a bachelor's degree from Northeast Louisiana University.

Robinson has served in his current position since 2000. He is a member of the board of directors of International Shipholding Corp. and cochair of trade of the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce. He is a past director of the Wells Fargo Bank advisory board (South AL/MS Region). He served in Operation Desert Storm (1990–91) and resigned commission as U.S. Army captain in 1991. Robinson received his bachelor's degree in economics from Washington and Lee University in 1985. He was commissioned into the U.S. Army Transportation School at Fort Eustis, Va., from 1985 to 1986. He also attended the National Hardwood Lumber Association Inspection School in 1986.

Conley has served in her current position since June 2010. She served as president and chief executive officer of Entergy's Louisiana utilities from 2000 to 2010 and as vice president of Investor Relations from 1999 to 2000. Conley has served on the Nature Conservancy of Louisiana's board of trustees, Louisiana State University's E. J. Ourso College of Business Dean's Advisory Council and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Energy Advisory Council. She received a bachelor's degree in accounting in 1979 and an MBA in 1981 from Ball State University.

Host joined Trustmark in 1984 as vice president and investment division manager. He has served as the company's chief operating officer, executive vice president and chief financial officer, senior vice president and chief investment officer, chairman of the board of Trustmark Financial Services Inc. and executive vice president of the Consumer Services Group. Host has more than 35 years of experience in the banking industry. He is a director on the Mississippi Economic Council's Board of Governors and serves on the Steering Committee for Blueprint Mississippi. He is a director for the Mississippi Bankers Association and serves on the Board of the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership.  He served as chairman of Pulse-EFT Association/Discover Financial Services. Host received his bachelor's degree in economics from the University of South Alabama in 1979. He graduated from the National School of Financial and Funds Management at the University of Illinois in 1982 and the Graduate School of Financial and Funds Management at the University of Oklahoma in 1983. He received a graduate certificate from the Louisiana State University School of Banking of the South in 1990 and is a graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, N.C.

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta branch directors provide economic information from their industries and the branch territory to the district bank's president and head office directors, who use the information to formulate monetary policy and make discount rate recommendations. Sterling and Robinson were appointed to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's New Orleans Branch by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. Conley was appointed and Host reappointed by the Atlanta Fed's board of directors. The Board of Governors appoints three of the New Orleans Branch directors, and the Atlanta head office directors appoint four.

 

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