Atlanta Fed Names Ratliff Assistant Vice President

For immediate release: October 17, 2012

Robin Ratliff has been named assistant vice president and strategic communications officer for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, announced Dennis Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Atlanta Fed. She will assume her new duties on Oct. 22, 2012.

Ratliff will play a key leadership role in the Bank's strategic communications, with responsibility for executive speeches, digital and print publications, social media and new media production, writing and editing functions, communications consulting, reputational risk management and media production.

Previously, Ratliff served as AVP and strategic communications officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and administered the Bank's Business Advisory Council and its Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council.

Ratliff joined the Cleveland Reserve Bank in 1986 as an editor in the research department. She took on increasing responsibility for publications Bank-wide in 1995. In 2000, Ratliff took on System-level communications responsibilities for the check modernization project and check restructuring. She was appointed AVP and assistant corporate secretary in 2004. Ratliff also has private sector experience, including a position with National City Bank, where she managed employee communications.

In 2009, Ratliff was named Communicator of the Year by the Cleveland Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators. She received the Cleveland Fed's President's Award in 2007 for her work on the Bank's annual report, and she earned the Strategic Alignment Award in 2008 in recognition of her leadership on the Bank's corporate branding initiative. Ratliff earned a bachelor of arts degrees in English and German from Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio. She completed executive development courses through the Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio.

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