Atlanta Fed Names Campbell-Drake and Greene Vice Presidents and Tkac Assistant Vice President

For immediate release: Feb. 25, 2010

Nell Campbell-Drake has been named a vice president in the Federal Reserve Bank's Retail Payments Office (RPO), announced Dennis Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Lockhart also announced that Todd Greene has been named vice president and Paula Tkac assistant vice president in the Atlanta Fed's research division. The promotions are effective April 1, 2010.

Campbell-Drake will have oversight for domestic and international FedACH product development and coordination of sales, marketing and customer relations. She also will be responsible for areas involving FedACH network connectivity and contingency processes as well as Treasury support. Additionally, Campbell-Drake will continue to be a primary point of contact working collaboratively with other product offices and Reserve Bank staff and industry partners, such as the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA) and regional payment associations. She joined the bank in 1991 as a supervisor in the ACH department, and in 1992 she was promoted to assistant manager in cash services. She was promoted to director in Atlanta cash services in 1997. From 1998 to 2003, she served as director in check services. She transferred to the RPO in 2003 with responsibility for ACH central operation, electronic access channels and Treasury Financial Management Services coordination. In 2007, she was promoted to assistant vice president. Campbell-Drake earned a bachelor's degree in communications and an MBA from Jackson State University.

Greene is vice president for economic and community development in the research division at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He is the Bank's Community Affairs Officer and is codirector of the Bank's Labor, Education, and Health Policy Center. Greene joined the Bank in 2008 as an assistant vice president in community affairs and in 2009 was named Community Affairs Officer with responsibility for economic and community development in the research division at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Prior to joining the Atlanta Fed, Greene held leadership roles with Southwestern Bell Corporation, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority and in management consulting. More recently, Greene served as the director for Community, Policy and Research Services at Georgia Tech's Enterprise Innovation Institute with oversight of research and implementation efforts in applied economic development. He was also the executive director of the Program in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, a joint initiative with the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy. Greene earned a bachelor's degree in English and American literature and language from Harvard University and master's degrees in human resources management from Washington University and public administration from Georgia State University.

Tkac is responsible for the financial group in the research division. Previously she served as a financial economist and associate policy adviser with the financial group from 2000 to 2010. Before joining the Bank, Tkac was an assistant professor in the Department of Finance and Business Economics at the University of Notre Dame from 1993 to 2000. Before joining the faculty at Notre Dame, she was a lecturer in the finance and economics departments at the University of Chicago. Tkac earned her bachelor's degree, with honors, master's degree and doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago.

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