Atlanta Fed Names McClure Vice President and Regional Executive; Dyer Named Assistant Vice President

For immediate release: April 1, 2011

Lesley McClure has been named vice president and regional executive for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Birmingham Branch, announced Dennis Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Atlanta Fed. Lockhart also announced that Patrick Dyer has been promoted to assistant vice president in the Federal Reserve System's Retail Payments Office (RPO).

McClure assumes responsibility for the branch's board of directors, oversees Birmingham's economic and financial education programs and provides regional input into the Atlanta Fed's monetary policy process. She joined the Bank in 1989 in human resources and held positions of increasing responsibility, including her promotion in 2007 to business liaison. In this role, McClure worked closely with RPO senior management, providing strategic counsel in workforce planning, organizational development, compensation, recruiting, employee relations, policy and compliance, and communications. She has also played an influential role at the Federal Reserve System level. Before joining the Fed, McClure worked for Kurt Salmon Associates, a global management consulting firm. She earned a bachelor's degree with honors in industrial management from Georgia Tech.

Dyer assumes responsibility for RPO financial reporting, budgeting, planning and analysis for the Fed's retail payments businesses, central float management and the RPO's human resource management process. He has been with the Bank for 27 years, beginning his Fed career in the Nashville Branch's audit department. Dyer transferred to check collection and earned positions of increasing responsibility. In 1998, he joined the Sixth District's check product office and in 2004 transferred to Atlanta as director of central float.

Dyer earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Western Kentucky University and a master's degree in business administration from Colorado 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.