The Interplay of Public Pensions and the Broad Economy

The Interplay of Public Pensions and the Broad Economy

Atlanta Fed President and CEO Dennis Lockhart, in an August 24, 2015, speech to the Public Pension Funding Forum in Berkeley, California, discusses ways that public pensions and the broad economy interact.
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A Story of Economic Progress

A Story of Economic Progress

Atlanta Fed President and CEO Dennis Lockhart, in an August 10, 2015, speech to the Atlanta Press Club, discusses the economic progress achieved since the Great Recession and the anticipated FOMC decision to move the federal funds rate off zero.
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Butts Appointed to Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's New Orleans Branch

Butts Appointed to Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's New Orleans Branch

Lampkin Butts, president and chief operating officer, Sanderson Farms Inc., has been appointed to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's New Orleans Branch. Butts' term began June 11, 2015, and runs through Dec. 31, 2017.
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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.