Advisory Councils

Federal Advisory Council Representative

photo of O. B. Grayson Hall Jr.

O. B. Grayson Hall Jr. Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Regions Financial Corporation
Birmingham, AL

Regional Economic Information Network Advisory Councils

Agriculture

David Bertrand
Owner
Bertrand Rice LLC
Elton, LA

Lorraine Bertrand
Owner
Bertrand Rice LLC
Elton, LA

Donna Jo Curtis
Owner/Operator
Curtis Farms
Athens, AL

Marsha Folsom
Chief Development Officer
Resource Fiber
Cullman, AL

Mike Giles
President
Georgia Poultry Federation
Gainesville, GA

George Hamner Jr.
President
Indian River Exchange Packers Inc.
Vero Beach, FL

David Kahn
President
Pizza 120 LLC
Birmingham, AL

Bart Krisle
Chief Executive Officer
Tennessee Farmers Co-op
La Vergne, TN

Gaylon Lawrence Jr.
Partner
The Lawrence Group
Nashville, TN

Larkin Martin
Managing Partner
Martin Farms
Courtland, AL

James "Jimmy" Sanford
Chairman of the Board
Home Place Farm Inc.
Prattville, AL

Gray Skipper
Vice President
Scotch Plywood Company
Fulton, AL

Robert Thomas
President
Two Rivers Ranch Inc.
Thonotosassa, FL

John Williams
President and Chief Executive Officer
Zen-Noh Grain Corporation
Mandeville, LA


Energy

Kenneth Beer
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Stone Energy Corporation
Lafayette, LA

Donald "Boysie" Bollinger
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Bollinger Shipyards Inc.
Lockport, LA

W. Paul Bowers
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Georgia Power Company
Atlanta, GA

Charles Goodson
President and Chief Executive Officer
PetroQuest Energy
Lafayette, LA

C. Michael Illane
Vice President
Gulf of Mexico Unit
Chevron North America
Covington, LA

Luther "Luke" Kissam
President and Chief Executive Officer
Albemarle Corporation
Baton Rouge, LA

Mark Maisto
President
Commodities, Trading, and Commercial Services
Nextera Energy Inc.
Juno Beach, FL

Michael "Mike" Mansfield
Chief Executive Officer
Mansfield Oil Company
Gainesville, GA

Deloy Miller
Former Executive Chairman
Miller Energy Resources Inc.
Huntsville, TN

Jeffrey "Jeff" Platt
President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director
Tidewater
New Orleans, LA

John Ramil
President and Chief Executive Officer
TECO Energy
Tampa, FL

Earl Shipp
Vice President
Dow Chemical Texas Operations
Freeport, TX

Stephen Toups
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Turner Industries LLC
Baton Rouge, LA


Trade and Transportation

Adriene Bailey
Chief Strategy Officer
Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc.
Jacksonville, FL

Mark Bostick
President
Comcar Industries
Auburndale, FL

Curtis Foltz
Executive Director
Georgia Ports Authority
Savannah, GA

John Giles
Chief Executive Officer
Central Maine & Quebec Railway
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Clarence Gooden
President
CSX Transportation
Jacksonville, FL

Chris Mangos
Director, Marketing Division
Miami-Dade Aviation Department
Miami, FL

Deborah A. McDowell
Director of Customer Service and Business Development
Seaonus
Jacksonville, FL

Clifford K. Otto
President
Saddle Creek Logistics Services
Lakeland, FL

David Parker
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Covenant Transportation Group
Chattanooga, TN

Andy Powell
Vice President and General Manager
Grieg Star Shipping Inc.
Atlanta, GA

Ken Roberts
President
WorldCity Inc.
Coral Gables, FL


Travel and Tourism

Robert "Bob" Dearden
Chief Financial Officer
Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association
Tallahassee, FL

Shelly Smith Fano
Director of Hospitality Management
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL

Nicki Grossman
President and Chief Executive Officer
Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Amanda Hite
President and Chief Operating Officer
STR Inc.
Hendersonville, TN

Kevin Lansberry
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Travel Operations
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S.
Orlando, FL

Jason Liberty
Chief Financial Officer
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Miami, FL

Mark Romig
President and Chief Executive Officer
New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation
New Orleans, LA

Will Seccombe
President and Chief Executive Officer
VISIT FLORIDA
Tallahassee, FL

Mark Vaughan
Executive Vice President and
Chief Sales Officer
Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau
Atlanta, GA

Jack Wert
Executive Director
Naples, Marco Island, Everglades
Convention & Visitors Bureau
Naples, FL

Alvin L. West
Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration
Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
Miami, FL

Andrew Wexler
Chief Executive Officer
Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation
Peachtree Corners, GA


Other Advisory Councils

Center for Quantitative Economic Research

Lawrence Christiano
Department of Economics
Northwestern University

Martin Eichenbaum
Ethel and John Lindgren Professor of Economics
Northwestern University

Sergio Rebelo
Department of Economics
Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University

Richard Rogerson
Department of Economics and Public Affairs
Princeton University

Thomas Sargent
Leonard N. Stern School of Business
New York University

Chris Sims
Department of Economics
Princeton University


Community Depository Institutions

Earl O. Bradley III
Chief Executive Officer
First Advantage Bank
Clarksville, TN

Alvin J. Cowans
President and Chief Executive Officer
McCoy Federal Credit Union
Orlando, FL

Cynthia N. Day
President and Chief Executive Officer
Citizens Trust Bank
Atlanta, GA

Robert R. Jones III
President and Chief Executive Officer
United Bank of Atmore
Atmore, AL

Miriam Lopez
President and Chief Lending Officer
Marquis Bank
Coral Gables, FL

Joseph F. Quinlan III
President and Chief Executive Officer
First National Bankers Bank
Baton Rouge, LA

Mark E. Rosa
President and Chief Executive Officer
Jefferson Financial Credit Union
Metairie, LA

Claire W. Tucker
President and Chief Executive Officer
CapStar Bank
Nashville, TN

Agustin Velasco
President and Chief Executive Officer
Interamerican Bank, FSB
Miami, FL

Terry West
President and Chief Executive Officer
VyStar Credit Union
Jacksonville, FL

Douglas L. Williams
(National Representative)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Atlantic Capital Bank
Atlanta, GA


Labor, Education, and Health

Richard Hobbie
Visiting Scholar
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

Keith Jackson
Vice President, Human Resources
AT&T Services
Atlanta, GA

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

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

Anoop Mishra
Chief Operating Executive
EDPM
Birmingham, AL

Les Range

Regional Administrator
U.S. Department of Labor
Atlanta, GA

Ken Richards
President
Resource Mosaic
Atlanta, GA

Veronica Snyder
President
Career Professionals Inc.
Morristown, TN

Mike Stockard
Executive Vice President
Elwood Staffing
Birmingham, AL

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

Victoria Villalba
President
Victoria & Associates Career Services Inc.
Miami, FL

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