About Us

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Melinda Pitts
  • Advisers & Research Fellow

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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

    Ed Castile
    Alabama Industrial Training
    Montgomery, AL

    Melissa Elliott
    Senior Vice President of Human Resources
    Express Employment Professionals
    Covington, LA

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

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

    Jim Link
    Chief Human Resource Officer
    Randstad North America
    Atlanta, GA

    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
    Signature Homes
    Birmingham, AL

    Veronica Snyder
    Career Professionals Inc.
    Morristown, TN

    Past Members

    Tim Arnst
    Senior Vice President
    Universal Parks & Resorts
    Orlando, FL

    Jay Berkelhamer
    Past President
    American Academy of Pediatrics

    Neal Berte
    President Emeritus
    Birmingham-Southern College

    Stephen Dolinger
    Georgia Association of Educators

    Charles Flemming
    Georgia AFL-CIO
    Atlanta, GA

    Michael Hecht
    President and CEO
    Greater New Orleans Inc.

    Richard Hobbie
    Visiting Scholar
    Heldrich Center for Workforce Development
    Rutgers University

    Jeff Hubbard
    Former President
    Georgia Association of Educators

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

    Rob Kight
    Senior Vice President
    Global HR Services and Labor Relations
    Delta Air Lines

    Joseph Kilkenny
    Assistant Vice President
    Railroad Education and Development Institute
    CSX Transportation

    James D. King
    Vice Chancellor
    Tennessee Technology Centers

    Susan Krohn
    Chief Executive Officer
    Brooke Companies

    Jerry Lee
    Past President
    Tennessee AFL-CIO

    Denise McLeod
    Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
    Landrum Staffing Services

    Rhonda Medows
    Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President
    United Healthcare

    Anoop Mishra
    Chief Executive Officer
    Workforce QA

    Harve Mogul
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    United Way of Miami-Dade

    Rolando Montoya
    Miami Dade College

    Stephen Newman
    Chief Operating Officer (retired)
    Tenet Healthcare Corporation

    Les Range
    Regional Administrator
    U.S. Department of Labor

    Ken Richards
    Resource Mosaic

    Wayne Riley
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Meharry Medical College

    Mike Stockard
    Executive Vice Presidentand Principal
    Elwood Staffing

    Mark Stout
    Vice President, Human Resources
    Nissan North America

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

    Victoria Villalba
    Victoria & Associates Career Services, Inc.