For immediate release: Jan. 27, 2004
BRADLEY AND DODSON APPOINTED TO THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF ATLANTAS BIRMINGHAM BRANCH BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Bobby Bradley, a business unit manager in Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), and Samuel Dodson, business manager of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 312 and president of Central Alabama Building and Construction Trades Council, have been appointed to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlantas Birmingham branch. Their terms began Jan. 1, 2004, and run through Dec. 31, 2006.
Bradley manages the Computer Systems Technology (CST) Business Unit of Science Applications International Corporation, in Huntsville, Ala. CST was acquired by SAIC in April 2003 and before the acquisition Bradley was president and chief executive officer of CST, which she co-founded in 1989. Prior to establishing CST, she had a successful 18-year career as a mathematician, programmer and analyst, holding positions with Northrop Corp., Computer Sciences Corp. and the U.S. Army Missile Command.
Bradley is active in Leadership Huntsville/Madison County, the Rotary, and the First Missionary Baptist Church. She also serves as a member of the board of directors of First American Bank. Bradley graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1971 with a degree in mathematics and computer science.
Dodson is business manager of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 312 and president of the Central Alabama Building and Construction Trades Council. The IUOE was founded in 1896 and has 400,000 members in approximately 170 local unions throughout the United States and Canada. The IUOE primarily represents operating engineers who work as heavy equipment operators, mechanics and surveyors in the construction industry, and stationery engineers who work in service industries. The IUOE also represents nurses and other health industry workers as well as significant numbers of public employees engaged in a wide variety of occupations. Dodson serves on the advisory council for UAB Center for Labor Education/Research, the executive committee of the Alabama Workforce Investment Board, the executive board of the United Way of Central Alabama, and a board member of the Alabama Labor Hall of Fame Foundation. He is first vice president of the South Atlantic Conference. He attended Auburn Universitys school of business.
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta branch directors provide economic information from the branch territory to the district Banks president and head office directors, who use the information in formulating monetary policy and making discount rate recommendations. Bradley and Dodson were appointed to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlantas Birmingham branch by the Atlanta Feds board of directors. The Board of Governors appoints three of the directors of the Birmingham branch, and the Atlanta head office directors appoint four.