The Role of Human Capital in Shaping Economic Outcomes

The Role of Human Capital in Shaping Economic Outcomes

Atlanta Fed President and CEO Dennis Lockhart, in a September 29, 2016, speech to the Future of Florida Forum in Orlando, presents his views on the economy and workforce development.
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ECONversations Special Edition: Selecting a Reserve Bank President

ECONversations Special Edition: Selecting a Reserve Bank President

Dennis P. Lockhart will step down as Atlanta Fed president in February, and the Bank has launched a national search for his successor. Tune in to a special October 6 edition of ECONversations to get details on the selection process.
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A Policymaker's Views on Inflation and Employment

A Policymaker's Views on Inflation and Employment

Atlanta Fed President and CEO Dennis Lockhart, in a September 12, 2016, speech to the National Association for Business Economics 58th Annual Meeting, discusses his views on inflation and employment.
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UPDATES & OTHER NEWS
Gauging Current Economic Momentum - August 16, 2016
August 16, 2016
Gauging Current Economic Momentum - August 16, 2016
Atlanta Fed President and CEO Dennis Lockhart, in an August 16, 2016, speech to the Rotary Club of Knoxville, Tennessee, discusses the national economy's underlying momentum and his economic outlook.
Reserve a Fed Speaker for Your Community Group or Civic Organization
July 19, 2016
Reserve a Fed Speaker for Your Community Group or Civic Organization
Are you interested in learning more about the Fed's history and structures and functions? A Fed speaker can come to your organization and speak to you directly. Speaking engagements are free of charge.
Atlanta Fed Names Melton Senior Vice President
July 15, 2016
Atlanta Fed Names Melton Senior Vice President
Keith Melton has been named a senior vice president and chief strategy officer in the Retail Payments Office (RPO), with responsibility for industry outreach, strategy and enterprise support.



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Michael J. Jackson

Michael J. Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer of AutoNation Inc., has served on the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's board of directors since 2014 and served on the board of directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Miami Branch and chaired the branch's board in 2013.

Jackson joined AutoNation as chief executive officer in 1999 and assumed the role of chairman in 2002. Before joining AutoNation, Jackson served as president and chief executive officer of Mercedes-Benz USA, where he helped create the vision and direction that led to the luxury vehicle brand's rejuvenation in the United States. Previously he served as the managing partner of Euro Motorcars of Bethesda, Md., an operator of 11 new vehicle franchises.

Jackson received his bachelor's degree from St. Joseph's College (now University) in Philadelphia.