B. Hamilton Appointed, Goedecke and H. Hamilton Reappointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Birmingham Branch Board of Directors

For immediate release: January 10, 2018

Brian C. Hamilton, president and chief executive officer of Trillion Communications Corp., has been appointed, and Nancy C. Goedecke, chairman and chief executive officer of Mayer Electric Supply Co., and Herschell L. Hamilton, managing partner of BLOC Global Group, have been reappointed to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Birmingham Branch. Goedecke and Herschell Hamilton will serve terms that begin on January 1, 2018, and run through December 31, 2020.  Brian Hamilton will complete an unexpired term that begins January 1, 2018 and ends December 31, 2019.

Brian Hamilton has served as president and chief executive officer of Trillion Communications Corp. since 2013. He has been with Trillion Communications since 2011, previously serving as president and chief operating officer. Prior to joining Trillion Communications, he was managing director of A.G. Gaston Construction from 2010 to 2011 and chief executive officer of A.G. Gaston Engineering from 2006 to 2011.

Hamilton is a member of the boards of directors of Trillion Communications Corp. He is also currently a trustee of Baptist Health System, the University of Montevallo, and Birmingham Children's Theatre. Hamilton is also the former chairman of the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority. Hamilton was named one of "Birmingham's Most Influential Executives" by the Birmingham Business Journal in 2016 and 2017. He graduated from Leadership Birmingham in 2009 and was named among the "Top 40 under 40" by the Birmingham Business Journal in 2008.

Hamilton received his law degree from the Birmingham School of Law and bachelor's degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Morehouse College.

Goedecke has served in her current position since 2008. She has been vice chairman since 2005 and has held various positions with increasing responsibilities since 1985.

Goedecke is a member of the boards of directors of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, South Central Council for the National Association of Electrical Distributors, and McKinney Capital. Her directorships also include Alabama Productivity Center, Birmingham Business Alliance, Birmingham Zoo, Smile-A-Mile, and University of Alabama Birmingham Leadership Cabinet. She is a current board member of United Way and chaired the 2015 United Way campaign for central Alabama. She is a former board member of the Girl Scouts and the YWCA and is a former director of BB&T Bank.

Goedecke received her bachelor's degree from Newcomb College of Tulane University in 1981. She was awarded the National Association of Electrical Distributors Women in Industry 2012 Trailblazer Award, Central Alabama Women's Business Center Alabama Roses Award in 2012, the United Way Outstanding Civic Leader Award for National Philanthropy Day (2014), AL.com's 2015 Women Who Shape the State Award, the 2016 Girl's Scouts Women of Distinction Mildred Bell Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award, and the 2016 Momentum Women of Leadership Award.

Herschell Hamilton is responsible for establishing the strategic direction of BLOC Global Group. He also structures business and project opportunities and manages client engagements. Prior to cofounding BLOC, he was vice president of new market ventures for Masada Resource Group LLC (MRG), where he was responsible for structuring and writing business cases to support the company's capital market activities and municipal contracts. Before joining MRG, Hamilton cofounded and served as chief operating officer of a web-based media/technology company. He has seven years of investment banking experience, structuring public finance transactions with Raymond James Financial and Porter White and Company. He served in two high-level public administration posts with former Alabama Governor Jim Folsom and worked as chief administrative assistant to Birmingham Mayor Richard Arrington Jr., serving as chief adviser on matters of finance, economic development, and capital projects, while negotiating and structuring the city's participation in numerous public/private partnerships.

Hamilton is a member of the board of directors of the Ballard House Project Inc. He is an executive committee member of the Birmingham Business Alliance and Leadership Birmingham. He is the former chairman of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute board of directors and Red Cross Blood Services Division (Central Alabama and Gulf Coast Region) as well as former director of the Birmingham Water Works and Sewer Board.

Hamilton earned his undergraduate degree in zoology from Howard University and a master's degree in public and private management from Birmingham Southern College. He is a candidate for a master's degree in technology commercialization at the University of Texas at Austin (spring 2018). He is a licensed real estate broker in Alabama, Georgia, Washington DC, and Wisconsin.

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta branch directors provide economic information from the branch territory to the district bank's president and head office directors, who use the information in discussing monetary policy options and making discount rate recommendations. Hamilton and Hamilton were appointed by the Atlanta Fed's board of directors. Goedecke was appointed by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington DC. The Board of Governors appoints three of the Birmingham Branch directors, and the Atlanta head office directors appoint four.

Contact: Jean Tate 404-498-8035