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For immediate release Nov. 17, 1999

LEE PROMOTED TO ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT;
SMITH JOINS PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Jackie Lee has been promoted to assistant vice president in the systems department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, announced Jack Guynn, president and chief executive officer of the Atlanta Fed. Tim R. Smith has joined the public affairs department as assistant vice president and community relations officer for the bank. Lee's promotion was effective Nov. 1, and Smith joined public affairs Nov. 15.

Lee assumed responsibility for support and development projects related to the Fed's billing, FedCom, key management, cash and human resources functions. She began her career at the bank in 1983 as a systems analyst and most recently was information systems director in the systems department. In 1994, Lee was a recipient of the Sixth Federal Reserve District's highest honor, the President's Award for Excellence, for her many outstanding contributions to the Atlanta Fed. She received her bachelor's degree in business administration with minors in accounting and economics from Albany State College and completed the Cornell University executive development program.

Smith joined the public affairs department as assistant vice president and community relations officer on Nov. 15. Smith assumes responsibility for the day-to-day administrative functions of the department as well as strategic direction of the Sixth District's community relations activities and the District's intranet and Internet Web sites. Prior to joining the Atlanta Fed, Smith was assistant vice president in the public affairs department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He joined the Kansas City Fed in 1984 as an economist and was promoted to assistant vice president in public affairs in 1997. Smith received his bachelor's degree in economics and business administration from the University of North Dakota. He earned his master's degree and doctorate in economics from the University of Washington.

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 participates 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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