Atlanta Fed Announces Promotions for Eisenbeis, Oliver, Berthaume, Joiner and Martin

For immediate release: Jan. 12, 2005

Robert Eisenbeis and Richard Oliver have been named executive vice presidents of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, announced Jack Guynn, president and chief executive officer. Guynn also announced that Lois Berthaume has been promoted to senior vice president and Bradley Joiner and Darlene Martin have been named assistant vice presidents.

Eisenbeis, director of research for the Atlanta Fed, advises the Bank president on monetary policy and related matters and oversees the research, public affairs and financial statistics and structure analysis reports departments. Eisenbeis joined the Atlanta Fed in 1996 as senior vice president and director of research. Prior to that, he was the Wachovia Professor of Banking and associate dean for research at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Eisenbeis also worked at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. A graduate of Brown University, he received both his master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Oliver has been with the Bank since 1973. Since 1998, he has served as a senior vice president of the Atlanta Fed and retail payments product manager for the Federal Reserve System. In this capacity, he has responsibility for managing the Fed’s check and Automated Clearinghouse (ACH) businesses nationwide. During his career at the Atlanta Fed, Oliver has served in a variety of roles from planning analyst to manager and officer in charge of software development, vice president in charge of automation services, and staff director for the Federal Reserve System’s policy committee for financial services. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics at the University of Nevada, a master’s degree in information and computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA in management from Georgia State University.

Berthaume is general auditor at the Atlanta Fed and serves as an adviser to the Bank’s management committee. She joined the Bank in 1973 as an assistant examiner and was named examining officer in 1984. Berthaume served as a vice president in the supervision and regulation division from 1991 to 2002. In that role, she had various responsibilities including oversight of credit and risk as well as responsibility for policy studies and professional staff development. Most recently, she served as vice president and general auditor from 2002 to 2004. Berthaume earned a degree in economics from Emory University and did graduate work at the University of Georgia and Georgia State University. She is certified as a public accountant.

Joiner is responsible for information security, business continuity and information technology systems. After starting his career with Oxford Industries, he joined the Bank in 1996 as a LAN manager in the Atlanta Fed’s supervision and regulation department. Most recently, he served as applications system project director in supervision and regulation. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University.

Martin is responsible for FedACH operations and automation in the Federal Reserve’s Retail Payments Office, based at the Atlanta Fed. Prior to joining the Fed, she held positions of increasing responsibility at First Financial Management Corporation, FiServ and Citizens Trust Bank of Atlanta. Martin joined the Bank in 1998 as manager of branch computer services. As retail payments project director, she managed the consolidation of ACH operations from 12 offices to two central sites. She is a graduate of distinction of the Georgia Bankers Association Southern Audit & Operations Banking School. She completed the BAI Graduate School of Bank Operations and Technology and is an accredited ACH professional.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta serves the Sixth Federal Reserve District, which encompasses Alabama, Florida, Georgia and sections of Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. 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