Atlanta Fed Names Dirr Vice President and Fix and Prime Assistant Vice Presidents
For immediate release: January 3, 2017
Angela Dirr has been named vice president and associate general counsel in the legal department, announced Dennis Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Atlanta Fed. Lockhart also announced that Travis Fix has been appointed assistant vice president for enterprise risk management and Charles Prime has been appointed assistant vice president of facilities management.
Dirr joined the Atlanta Fed in 1988 as assistant counsel. She was promoted to associate counsel in 1992 and senior counsel in 1996. Dirr became assistant general counsel and assistant vice president in 2007, advising Bank leadership on a wide range of legal matters including human resources issues. She also oversees policy and general corporate matters, including employment, contracts, procurement, insurance and tax, and department administration.
In 2016, Dirr handled the legal support for the transfer of Minneapolis Fed staff to the Atlanta Fed. During 2015 and 2016, she served as secretary to the Federal Reserve's Subcommittee of Legal Counsel. From 2011 to 2013, Dirr was corporate secretary and assistant to the president and first vice president. In 2013, she completed a critical interchange assignment at the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. She worked at an Indiana law firm prior to joining the Atlanta Fed. Dirr earned a bachelor's degree from Indiana University, a law degree from Samford University, and a master of laws in tax from Emory University.
Fix joined the Bank in 1997 as an examiner in supervision and regulation. After being promoted to senior examiner and then senior operations risk specialist, he transitioned to corporate services as director of credit and risk management in 2004 to develop and implement the Bank's enterprise risk management program. He assumed the role of director of enterprise risk management in 2006 and took on responsibility for leading internal controls over financial reporting. Before joining the Atlanta Fed, Fix was a bank examiner with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and worked in customer service at University Savings Bank in Seattle, Washington. He earned a bachelor of business administration in finance and a bachelor of arts in international trade and development from the University of Washington. He also attended the BAI Graduate School of Bank Operations and Technology at Vanderbilt University.
Prime joined the Bank in 1978 as a management associate in the financial services division of the Birmingham Branch. After a number of years of increased responsibilities, Prime was promoted to assistant vice president of the financial services division in 1992. In 2006, as check and cash operations were consolidated into central sites and Birmingham became an administrative office, he assumed his current role of facilities administrator. In 2010, he assumed responsibility for the District's facilities function office, which includes capital planning, leasing and food service operations, and sustainability. Prime earned a bachelor's degree in finance from Auburn University and completed the executive development program at Pennsylvania 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.