About Us

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Melinda Pitts
Director
  • Advisers & Research Fellow

    Advisers
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    Richard Rogerson
    Princeton University
    Robert Shimer
    University of Chicago
    Research Fellow
    Tom Mroz, CHCS Research Fellow
    Tom Mroz
    Georgia State University
  • Visiting Scholars

    During the past two years, the Center for Human Capital Studies hosted the following visiting scholars:

    Laura Argys
    University of Colorado-Denver

    Andrea Friedson
    University of Colorado-Denver

    David Frisvold
    University of Iowa

    Lisa Kahn
    Yale University

    Nathaniel Baum-Snow
    Brown University

    Chris Taber
    University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Advisory Council

    The Human Capital Advisory Council gives labor economists and researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta the opportunity to enhance their understanding of both short-term fluctuations and long-term structural issues related to labor markets and human capital development, as well as the impact of human capital on economic growth. By bringing together Reserve Bank researchers and other experts, we hope to gain valuable insight while also providing the policymaking community with useful information.

    The Atlanta Fed's Human Capital Advisory Council

    Left to Right: Les Range (member emeritus), Ed Castile, Scot Laferte, Rob Ravener, Ann Machado, Brian Pitts, Veronica Biggins, Roni Snyder, and Dwight Sandlin. Not pictured: Melissa Elliott, Charles Flemming, and Jerrold Hill


    Current Members

    Veronica Biggins
    Diversified Search
    Managing Director
    Atlanta, GA

    Ed Castile
    Director
    Alabama Industrial Training
    Montgomery, AL

    Melissa Elliott
    Owner
    Express Employment Professionals
    Covington, LA

    Charles Flemming
    President
    Georgia AFL-CIO
    Atlanta, GA

    Jerrold Hill
    Vice President, Human Resources
    Southern Gas Company
    Atlanta, GA

    Scott Laferte
    Senior Vice President, Human Resources
    Universal Parks & Resorts
    Orlando, FL

    Ann Machado
    Founder & Chief Executive Officer
    Creative Staffing
    Miami, FL

    Brian Pitts
    Owner/Managing Partner
    ITAC Solutions
    Birmingham, AL

    Robert D. Ravener
    Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer
    Dollar General
    Nashville, TN

    Dwight Sandlin
    Owner
    Signature Homes
    Birmingham, AL

    Veronica (Roni) Snyder
    President
    Career Professionals, Inc.
    Morristown, TN


    Past Members

    Tim Arnst
    Senior Vice President
    Universal Parks & Resorts
    Orlando, FL
    (2016–2017)

    Jay Berkelhamer
    Past President
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    (2012–14)

    Neal Berte
    President Emeritus
    Birmingham-Southern College
    (2009–11)

    Stephen Dolinger
    President
    Georgia Association of Educators
    (2011–13)

    Michael Hecht
    President and CEO
    Greater New Orleans Inc.
    (2013–15)

    Richard Hobbie
    Visiting Scholar
    Heldrich Center for Workforce Development
    Rutgers University
    (2013–15)

    Jeff Hubbard
    Former President
    Georgia Association of Educators
    (2009–11)

    Keith Jackson
    Vice President, Human Resources
    AT&T Services Inc.

    Rob Kight
    Senior Vice President
    Global HR Services and Labor Relations
    Delta Air Lines
    (2013–15)

    Joseph Kilkenny
    Assistant Vice President
    Railroad Education and Development Institute
    CSX Transportation
    (2013–15)

    James D. King
    Vice Chancellor
    Tennessee Technology Centers
    (2012–14)

    Susan Krohn
    Chief Executive Officer
    Brooke Companies
    (2009–11)

    Jerry Lee
    Past President
    Tennessee AFL-CIO
    (2009–11)

    Denise McLeod
    Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
    Landrum Staffing Services
    (2012–14)

    Rhonda Medows
    Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President
    United Healthcare
    (2011–13)

    Anoop Mishra
    Chief Executive Officer
    Workforce QA

    Harve Mogul
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    United Way of Miami-Dade
    (2009–11)

    Rolando Montoya
    Provost
    Miami Dade College
    (2012–14)

    Stephen Newman
    Chief Operating Officer (retired)
    Tenet Healthcare Corporation
    (2009–14)

    Les Range
    Regional Administrator
    U.S. Department of Labor

    Ken Richards
    President
    Resource Mosaic
    (2014–16)

    Wayne Riley
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Meharry Medical College
    (2011–13)

    Mike Stockard
    Executive Vice Presidentand Principal
    Elwood Staffing

    Mark Stout
    Vice President, Human Resources
    Nissan North America
    (2014)

    Andrew Tavi
    Vice President
    Legal, Government Affairs, and Human Resources, and General Counsel
    Nissan Group of North America and Latin America
    (2015)

    Victoria Villalba
    President
    Victoria & Associates Career Services, Inc.
    (2013–15)