To Liftoff and Beyond

To Liftoff and Beyond

Atlanta Fed President and CEO Dennis Lockhart, in an April 16, 2015, speech to the Palm Beach County Business Leaders in Florida, shares his view on what the economic picture suggests as the appropriate path for monetary policy.
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Atlanta Fed Names Brown Vice President and Byrd-Sorrells Assistant Vice President

Atlanta Fed Names Brown Vice President and Byrd-Sorrells Assistant Vice President

Anita Brown has been named vice president and controller in the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's financial management and planning department, announced Dennis Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Atlanta Fed. Lockhart also announced that Tonya Byrd-Sorrells has been named an assistant vice president in the human resources department.
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2014 Annual Report Released

2014 Annual Report Released

Determining the health of the labor market is critical as the Federal Open Market Committee weighs when to change the course of monetary policy. This year’s report takes a close look at the strengths and weaknesses of the labor market in 2014 and examines how close the economy is to full employment.
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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.