Atlanta Fed Names Lee to Vice President, Mauriello, McKinney and Wright to Assistant Vice President

For immediate release: Nov. 3, 2010

Jackie Lee has been appointed vice president of information technology for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, announced Dennis Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Atlanta Fed. Lockhart also announced that Torion Wright has been named assistant vice president of information technology, and Lani Mauriello and Huston McKinney have been named assistant vice presidents in the supervision and regulation department.

Lee will oversee all corporate information technology (IT) functions including managing major transformational projects, providing strategic direction, developing plans, and making resource allocation decisions. She joined the Bank in 1983 as a systems analyst and became assistant vice president of corporate automation in 1999. Before joining the Fed, Lee worked at Geico Insurance Co. and General Dynamics. Lee has a bachelor's degree in business administration with minors in accounting and economics from Albany State University. She completed the Cornell University executive development program.

In her new position Wright is responsible for oversight of the PC support, help desk, asset management, and change control functions as well as the Federal Reserve System's national IT training center (NITT). Additionally she assumes responsibility for network services, telecommunications services, server and storage services, and customer relationship management. Wright began her career at the Bank as an intern in 1986. Over the past 21 years, she has held positions of increasing responsibility in corporate IT. She has a bachelor of science degree in management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Mauriello will lead supervision and regulation's centralized examination support function along with administration and crisis management. During her 16-year Atlanta Fed career, she has held several positions of increasing responsibility across many departments. Mauriello joined the supervision and regulation division in 2005 as director of the administration function. She has a degree in economics from the University of Georgia.

McKinney will be responsible for supervision and regulation's credit and risk management department and the policy and supervisory studies (PASS) team. He previously served as director for a number of functions in the supervision and regulation division. McKinney began his Atlanta Fed career as a commercial bank examiner. Before joining the Bank, he was an auditor for the accounting firm Peat, Marwick, Mitchell, & Co. A certified public accountant, McKinney earned his undergraduate degree from Jackson State University. He has an MBA from Atlanta University and is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University, where his thesis was accepted for the school library. Also, McKinney has completed executive development programs at Dartmouth College and Harvard 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