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For immediate release Dec. 1, 1997

NEW OFFICERS NAMED AT JACKSONVILLE BRANCH OF
ATLANTA FEDERAL RESERVE

Chris Oakley has been promoted to assistant branch manager of the Jacksonville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, announced Jack Guynn, president and chief executive officer of the Atlanta Fed. Guynn also announced the promotion of Darrin Finley to assistant vice president in the Jacksonville Branch.

In his new position, Oakley has responsibility for branch operations, including personnel, cash services and protection. Oakley is also responsible for the financial services division's centralized training function.

Oakley began his career with the Atlanta Fed in 1988. He was named financial services director responsible for personnel functions in 1992, and he was promoted to assistant vice president at the Jacksonville Branch in 1996. He serves as chairman of the Sixth Federal Reserve District's subcommittee on personnel.

A native of Hendersonville, N.C., Oakley grew up in Dalton, Ga., and earned his bachelor's degree in management and a certificate in industrial and organizational psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also participated in the Managerial Excellence and Human Resources programs at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

In his new position, Finley has direct responsibility for securities services, noncash, accounting and facilities management. He began his career with the Atlanta Fed's Jacksonville Branch in 1988. He was promoted to financial services director in 1996, with responsibility for securities services, noncash and accounting. He serves on the Sixth District's services advisory group and the subcommittee on securities services.

An Atlanta native, Finley received his bachelor's degree in management from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He participated in the executive development program at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.

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.