Atlanta Fed Announces Organizational Changes and Promotions in Human Resources and Bank Supervision and Regulation

For Immediate Release: July 26, 2004

Jack Guynn, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, announced several organizational changes and promotions in the Bank’s supervision and regulation division and human resources department.

Guynn announced that Cynthia Goodwin, vice president and senior officer over the Bank’s human resources function, will rejoin the supervision and regulation division as a vice president. She will provide direction over several functions including Basel II planning and implementation, policy and supervisory studies, Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering, wealth management and the domestic banking support unit. Goodwin joined the Atlanta Fed in 1985 as an assistant examiner. She was promoted to assistant vice president in 1993 and to vice president in 1998. She became the Bank’s senior human resources officer in 2002.

Mary Kepler, vice president in the Retail Payments Office (RPO), was named to replace Goodwin as the District’s senior human resources officer. Kepler has been with the Federal Reserve System for almost 20 years, starting at the Kansas City Fed in supervision and regulation. She joined the Atlanta Fed in 1992 and was promoted to assistant vice president over automation operations in 1998. She was promoted to vice president in 2002. Kepler moved to the RPO in 2003, where she worked to strengthen the System’s relationship with the U.S. Treasury Department, to assist the Treasury in its migration to electronic payments. She also worked to address intellectual property rights in the Bank.

In addition to these changes, Guynn announced that Robert Hawkins has been promoted to assistant vice president in the supervision and regulation division. In this role, he will share responsibility for the division’s community banking area. Hawkins has more than 27 years of banking and supervisory experience, including 19 years with the Atlanta Fed. Before joining the Atlanta Fed, Hawkins was a small business lender for a large bank and a senior credit officer for an Atlanta-area community bank. Hawkins earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Morehouse College.

Allen Stanley was promoted to assistant vice president in the supervision and regulation division, where he will be responsible for overseeing examination programs for large regional banks in the Sixth District. Stanley has been with the Atlanta Fed for more than 15 years, beginning as an intern in the statistical reports department. Stanley earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial management from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA in finance from Georgia State University.

In supervision and regulation, Guynn also announced that John Atkinson, assistant vice president, will assume responsibility for developing an enhanced outreach and enforcement program for Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering supervision. Atkinson will continue to oversee the wealth management area. Chapelle Davis, assistant vice president, will assume responsibility for the division’s administrative and budget functions and continue to enhance the division’s crisis communication and contingency planning activities. David Tatum, assistant vice president, will share responsibility with Stanley for large banking organizations.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta serves the Sixth Federal Reserve District, which encompasses Alabama, Florida, Georgia and parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. In addition to Atlanta, the Bank has branch offices in Birmingham, Jacksonville, Miami, Nashville and New Orleans. As part of the nation’s central banking system, the Atlanta Fed participates in setting national monetary policy, supervises numerous commercial banks and provides a variety of financial services to depository institutions and the U.S. government.


Contact: Jean Tate 404-498-8035