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For immediate release April 24, 1998

ATLANTA FED ANNOUNCES FOUR PROMOTIONS

Cynthia Goodwin has been promoted to vice president in the supervision and regulation department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, announced Jack Guynn, president and chief executive officer of the Atlanta Fed. Guynn also announced the promotions of Robert M. Schenck and Joan Buchanan to assistant vice presidents in the supervision and regulation department and the promotion of Mary Kepler to assistant vice president in the automation operations department of the Bank, effective May 1.

In the supervision and regulation department, Goodwin assumes responsibility for special studies, applications and administration, and training functions, Schenck will manage training and special studies, and Buchanan will oversee consumer affairs. Kepler's duties will include supervising training and the day-to-day operations of the automation operations department and assisting in strategic planning through the District's automation steering committee.

Goodwin joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta in 1985 as an assistant examiner. Prior to this, she served as an assistant examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and its branch in Denver. She was promoted to assistant vice president with responsibility for consumer and community affairs in 1993.

A native of Missouri, Goodwin holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Tennessee State University and completed the Executive Development Program at Northwestern University.

Schenck began his career with the Atlanta Fed in 1990 as an assistant examiner and was promoted to directing examiner in 1996. Before joining the Bank, he worked at Chase Manhattan Bank on domestic and international assignments. He received a bachelor's degree in government from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa.

Buchanan joined the Atlanta Fed in 1996 as an examiner. Previously she worked at the Federal Asset Disposition Association, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta and the Office of Thrift Supervision in Atlanta. A native of Louisville, Ky., she earned a bachelor's degree in applied engineering psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Kepler began her career at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in 1984. She joined the Atlanta Fed in 1992 and most recently held the position of relationship manager devoted to AmSouth Bancorporation. Originally from Sedalia, Mo., she earned a bachelor's of business administration in finance from Central Missouri State University and is a graduate of the Executive Development Program at Northwestern University.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta serves the Sixth Federal Reserve District, which encompasses Alabama, Florida, Georgia and parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. As part of the nation's central banking system, the Atlanta Fed takes part in setting national monetary policy, supervises numerous commercial banks and provides a variety of financial services to depository institutions and the U.S. government.

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