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Atlanta Fed Names New Members to SBAL Council

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta appointed six new members to the bank’s Small Business, Agriculture, and Labor Advisory Council, according to Jack Guynn, president and chief executive officer. The new members are

Bob Carver, president of Florida Professional Firefighters, a Tallahassee-based association chartered by the International Association of Firefighters, AFL-CIO-CLC.
Karl “Bubba” Guidry, vice president of Advanced Agriculture Inc., a 4,000-acre sugarcane farming operation based in Lafayette, La.
Susan Hartley, president of Coffee Perks, a Jacksonville firm that provides coffee, water, and vending services to offices and businesses and the food service industry.
Lester Killebrew, chief executive officer of Henry Farm Center Inc., a John Deere dealership with three locations in Alabama, and ValCom, a communications and information systems company with five locations.
Cynthia Jones-Parks, president of Jones Worley Graphic Design Inc., a marketing communications and environmental graphics consulting firm in Atlanta.
Evette White, chief executive officer of White, Thompson, Cunningham, Regen, a Nashville-based marketing and advertising firm.

The council has 15 members and meets twice a year. The terms for these new members run through Dec. 31, 2007.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta established the council in 1985 to ensure ongoing communications between small business, agriculture, labor, the Atlanta Fed, and, ultimately, the Federal Reserve System. “Small business, agriculture, and labor are vital pieces of the region’s economy,” Guynn said. “Understanding the issues these sectors face provides the Atlanta Fed with valuable insight into the Southeastern economy.” In selecting council members, the Atlanta Fed strives to identify businesspeople who represent an array of industries from throughout the Sixth Federal Reserve District.