Thomas Appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Jacksonville Branch Board of Directors
For immediate release: May 9, 2018
Nicole B. Thomas, hospital president of Baptist Medical Center South in Jacksonville, Florida, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Jacksonville Branch. Thomas's term begins June 2, 2018, and ends December 31, 2019.
Thomas is a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the United Way of Northeast Florida Campaign Cabinet. She is the past chair of United Way of Northeast Florida's Women in Local Leadership. Thomas graduated from Leadership Jacksonville in 2013.
Thomas received her bachelor of science degree from Dillard University in New Orleans in 1994 and her master of hospital administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996. She received the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council's Women of Distinction Award in 2018, the Volunteers in Medicine's Women with Heart Award in 2017, a Jacksonville Women's Network's Women in Business Award in 2015, and the Jacksonville Business Journal's Women of Influence Award in 2014. She was recognized as one of Modern Healthcare's 2018 Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare.
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta branch directors provide economic information about 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. Thomas was appointed by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington DC. The Board of Governors appoints three of the Jacksonville Branch directors, and the Atlanta head office directors appoint four.