Atlanta Fed Announces Promotions

For immediate release: Aug. 1, 2007

Angela Dirr has been promoted to assistant vice president and assistant general counsel, and Gregory Fuller has been promoted to assistant vice president, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, announced Dennis Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Atlanta Fed. The promotions are effective today.

Dirr provides legal counsel on human resources issues and oversees policy, ethics and employment administration. Dirr joined the Bank in 1988 as assistant counsel and was promoted to associate counsel in 1992 and to senior counsel in 1996. In 2002, she was promoted to assistant general counsel. Before joining the Bank, she worked for an Indiana law firm. Dirr is an adviser to the Bank's Human Resources Committee.

Dirr earned a bachelor's degree from Indiana University. She received a law degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., and earned a master's degree in law from Emory University, in Atlanta.

Fuller is responsible for the financial statistics and structure analysis (FSSA) department, where he oversees the collection and analysis of data from financial and nonfinancial institutions. This information is used to formulate monetary policy, determine reserve requirements, support supervisory and regulatory activities and analyze national and regional economies. Fuller joined the FSSA in 1984 as an analyst. He served in various positions with increasing responsibility. In 1998 he was transferred to the check relay department where he was ultimately promoted to administrator over both interdistrict check transportation and central float management. He earned a bachelor's degree in finance and an MBA from Georgia State University.

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