Atlanta Fed Names Connor Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the RPO

For immediate release: Aug. 22, 2011

Denise Connor has been named senior vice president and chief information officer in the Federal Reserve Banks' Retail Payments Office (RPO), announced Dennis Lockhart, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta president and chief executive officer. The Atlanta Fed directs the RPO for the Federal Reserve Banks.

Connor assumes responsibility for application development and automation operations of both check and FedACH.

Connor joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in 1987 and was promoted to assistant vice president in 1998, vice president in 2000, and senior vice president in 2009. Most recently, she led the RPO's Check 21 platform modernization program and earlier this year assumed responsibility for check automation and technical operations.

Connor earned an MBA in finance and bachelor degrees in journalism and economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

The Atlanta Fed is a part of the nation's central banking system, which Congress created in 1913. The Federal Reserve conducts monetary policy by influencing money and credit conditions in the economy in pursuit of full employment and stable prices, supervises and regulates banking institutions, and helps ensure that the nation's payments systems operate smoothly. The Atlanta Fed serves the Sixth Federal Reserve District, which encompasses Alabama, Florida, Georgia and sections of Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. 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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