Atlanta Fed Announces Reassignments and Promotion

For immediate release: Jan. 18, 2013

Michael Chriszt has been reassigned to public affairs as the Atlanta Fed’s vice president and community relations officer and Doris Quiros has been reassigned to assistant vice president in the Bank’s supervision and regulation division, announced Dennis Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Atlanta Fed. Lockhart also announced that Mark Gibson has been promoted to assistant vice president and assistant general auditor. The reassignments and promotion are effective Feb. 1, 2013.

In his new role, Chriszt will oversee the Sixth District’s corporate citizenship function, library, the Atlanta Fed Monetary Museum and Visitors Center, the head office tour program, District-wide economic and financial education, and outreach programs for bankers, businesses, and civic leaders. He will also have the dual responsibility of overseeing the administrative functions and budgets for research and public affairs.

Chriszt joined the Bank in 1989 as a public information specialist in public affairs, then moved to research, where he achieved positions of increasing responsibility, including director of international and regional analysis and assistant vice president. In February 2012, Chriszt was promoted to vice president. A 2007 President’s Award for Excellence recipient, he was a major contributor in creating the Bank’s Americas Center. Chriszt has two bachelor’s degrees, one in history and one in diplomacy, as well as a master’s degree in political science from Miami University in Ohio. He completed executive development programs at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.

Quiros assumes responsibility for the credit and risk department in supervision and regulation. She began her career as a senior reports analyst with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She joined the Atlanta Fed in 1996 as a team leader in statistical reports and in 1999 was reassigned to manager in financial management and was promoted to director in 2000. Quiros was named an assistant vice president of the financial statistics and structure analysis department in 2004. Since 2007, she has served as assistant general auditor in the audit department. Quiros is a summa cum laude graduate of Hofstra University, where she earned a bachelor of business administration degree in banking and finance. She has completed executive development programs at Columbia University, the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Western Ontario. Quiros has been actively involved in several System and District committees and workgroups, including serving as past chair of both the System Expense Workgroup and the Sixth District’s Diversity Advisory Council. She has served as secretary of the Conference of General Auditors and is currently a member of the Auditor Officers’ System Group.

Gibson joined the Bank in 2008 as an audit manager and was promoted to director in 2011. Prior to joining the Atlanta Fed, he spent seven years with the Richmond Fed, where he started as an analyst in reserve accounts and worked his way up to positions of increasing responsibility, including manager in reserve accounts then program director in Treasury Services. Gibson has a master’s degree in information technology from the University of Management and Technology and a bachelor’s degree in applied economics from Clemson University. He also holds professional certifications in information technology, project management and anti-money laundering.

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.