Atlanta Fed Appoints Anderson First Vice President
For immediate release: May 15, 2018
André Anderson has been appointed first vice president and chief operating officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, effective July 1, 2018. Anderson succeeds Marie Gooding, who will retire on June 30 from the Atlanta Fed after 31 years of service. Anderson was appointed by the nonbanker members of the Sixth Federal Reserve District's board of directors, with approval by the Federal Reserve System's Board of Governors.
Anderson will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Atlanta Fed, including all operating and support activities at the corporate headquarters in Atlanta and at the branch offices in Birmingham, Jacksonville, Miami, Nashville, and New Orleans. He will also serve as vice chair of the Bank's Management Committee and as a member of the Discount Committee that reviews District discount window lending. Anderson will serve as backup to the president in the execution of his monetary policy responsibilities.
In addition to carrying out his Atlanta Fed responsibilities, Anderson will assume the role of retail payments product director for the Federal Reserve System. His national responsibilities in this area will include managing and directing check collection and automated clearinghouse products and services provided by the Federal Reserve System.
Most recently, Anderson served as senior vice president and corporate engagement officer, where he was responsible for the Bank's Corporate Engagement Division, which encompasses the departments of Corporate Secretary, Human Resources, Public Affairs, and the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion. He has been a member of the Atlanta Fed's Management Committee since 2010.
Anderson began his Atlanta Fed career at the Birmingham Branch in 1984 as a management intern in the data processing department. Before that, he was an assistant national bank examiner for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. He was promoted to assistant vice president in Birmingham in 1993 and assistant branch manager in 1995. As assistant vice president, he was directly responsible for the Personnel and Payment Services Departments. Anderson has also had responsibilities in data processing, check collection, personnel, automation support, and business development. He was promoted to vice president and branch manager in 1996. During this time, Anderson led the relocation of all Birmingham Branch operations to a new branch facility.
In January 2002, he transferred to the Atlanta office and became vice president over community affairs in the Supervision and Regulation Division. He later assumed responsibility for consumer affairs as well as the division's quality assurance program for all supervision. Anderson subsequently served as senior officer responsible for bank applications, staff professional development, and division administration. In January 2007, he assumed responsibility for all District community bank supervision.
During his career, Anderson has served in numerous leadership roles both in the Sixth District and at the Federal Reserve System level. Locally, he has served as a member of the District's subcommittees on automation, information security, and personnel and has chaired the District's subcommittee on check collection. He also served as the Sixth District's product director for Protection Services. At the System level, he has served on groups including the Savings Bonds Task Force, the Securities Services Advisory Group, the Community Banking Organization Management Group, the Staff Development Subcommittee, the Information Security Council, and the Business Technology Council. He is currently serving as a member of the Committee on Plan Administration. He previously served as chair for the System's Subcommittee on Human Resources. In August 2014, he completed an 11-month assignment with the Board of Governors, where he was deputy director of the Reserve Bank Operations and Payment Systems Division.
Outside the Bank, Anderson is on the board of directors of the Atlanta Police Foundation, the Midtown Alliance (Atlanta), and the Midtown Community Improvement District, and he is a trustee on the board of directors of Leadership Atlanta.
A native of Mobile, Alabama, Anderson holds a bachelor's degree in corporate finance from the University of Alabama. He also completed the executive development program at Cornell University.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta serves the Sixth Federal Reserve District, which encompasses Alabama, Florida, and Georgia and parts 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 banking organizations and provides a variety of payments services to depository institutions and the U.S. government.