Atlanta Fed Names Tkac Vice President

For immediate release: April 1, 2010

Paula Tkac has been named a vice president and senior economist in the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's research department, announced Dennis Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Atlanta Fed.

Tkac joined the Atlanta Fed as a financial economist and assistant policy adviser with the financial markets group in 2000 and assumed responsibility for managing the financial markets group in 2009. She was promoted to assistant vice president in research with responsibility for the financial markets group in 2010.

Before coming to 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 that, 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 doctoral degrees 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.

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