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For release Dec. 18, 1995

ATLANTA FED ANNOUNCES THREE PROMOTIONS

Robert P. Forrestal, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, announced the promotions of Robert J. Slack to vice president and assistant branch manager of the Jacksonville Branch; Roberto Chang to research officer; and Chip Andrews to assistant vice president in the service department. The promotions are effective Jan. 1.

Slack will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Jacksonville Branch and providing support to the coordinating branch manager. Since joining the Bank in 1968, Slack has worked in many operational and administrative areas and has served as assistant vice president in the Miami and Jacksonville branches. A native of Paris, KY, he holds a B.S. degree in business from the University of Kentucky. He also completed the School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University and the Executive Development Program at the University of Tennessee.

Roberto Chang is a member of the Research Department's macropolicy group, and will continue in that function with officer-level responsibilities. His interests lie in monetary and international economics. Prior to joining the Bank in 1993, he was an assistant professor of economics at New York University and earlier worked as an economist at the Central Reserve Bank of Peru. A native of Lima, Peru, he received his bachelor's degree from the Universidad Catolica del Peru and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Chip Andrews will assume officer-level responsibility for the service department; he has served as manager of that department for more than seven years. Prior to joining the Bank in 1988, Andrews was plant manager at J. William Co., a subsidiary of John H. Harland Co. A native of Atlanta, Andrews received a B.S. degree in industrial management from Georgia Tech and completed the Executive Development Program at Duke 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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