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Atlanta Fed Names Dyer Vice President and Ferrell and Johnson Assistant Vice PresidentsPatrick Dyer has been named a vice president in the operations and administrative services (OAS) division, Bevery Ferrell has been named assistant vice president and branch manager for the Miami Branch, and Christopher Johnson, an assistant vice president in the Retail Payments Office (RPO), is transitioning to the Atlanta Fed from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
A Kaleidoscopic Context for Monetary PolicyAtlanta Fed President and CEO Dennis Lockhart, in a March 21, 2016, speech to the Rotary Club of Savannah, discusses the Federal Open Market Committee's recent policy decision and his outlook for 2016.
2015 Annual Report: President's MessageAtlanta Fed President and CEO Dennis Lockhart introduces "The Graying of the American Economy," the Atlanta Fed's 2015 annual report exploring the impact of America's changing demographic profile on the nation's potential for economic growth. Watch the video.
Atlanta Fed Names Redwing Assistant Vice PresidentJoan Redwing has been named an assistant vice president in the Retail Payments Office (RPO), announced Dennis Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Atlanta Fed. Redwing assumes responsibilities related to the automated clearinghouse (ACH) platform modernization program, and will be based in Minneapolis.
Atlanta Fed Names Devine Senior Vice President and Baum, Jon …Jeff Devine has been named a senior vice president in the Retail Payments Office (RPO), announced Dennis Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Atlanta Fed. Lockhart also announced that Dan Baum has been named a vice president in the RPO, Evette Jones and Ken Wilcox have been named vice presidents in the operations and administrative services division (OAS), and Reginald Chever has been named assistant vice president in the district business continuity and records and information management departments.
Atlanta Fed Recognizes Employees with President's AwardThe Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta awarded its annual President's Award for Excellence to Jodi Birts, Mark Craig, Greg Ehrlich, Patrick Higgins and Stacye McCall in the Atlanta office and Fred Soltau in the Miami Branch. Dennis Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Atlanta Fed, presented the awards in a recent ceremony.
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.