Atlanta Fed Makes Two Appointments
For immediate release: June 29, 2018
Leah Davenport has been named senior vice president and corporate engagement officer, announced Raphael Bostic, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Bostic also named Jeff Devine senior vice president of Operations and Administrative Services (OAS).
Davenport assumes responsibility for the Bank's Corporate Engagement Division, which encompasses Corporate Relations, Human Resources, Public Affairs, and the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion. Most recently, she served as senior vice president of OAS. She started her Atlanta Fed career in the Nashville Branch in 1990 as a management intern in the Payment Services Department. She has served in a number of leadership roles during more than 28 years in the Bank's operations and support functions. From 2003 to 2010, she was a vice president and director of the District's Law Enforcement, Facilities, and Check functions. Before that, she served as vice president for Payment Services Operations and Adjustments, Business Development, Customer Support Services, and Computer Services.
Davenport serves on the Bank's Management Committee and chairs the District's Internal Oversight Committee. She is also a member of our District's Business Continuity Steering Committee, Executive Council on Diversity and Inclusion, and Crisis Management Team. Davenport is very active at the System level, serving as chair of the Subcommittee on Administrative Services and as a member of the Business Technology Council, the Insider Risk Management Executive Leadership Group, the Subcommittee on Risk Management, the System Internal Oversight Committee, and the System Leadership Initiative Advisory Group. Davenport is also the program owner for the Fed History Vision Proof of Concept, pilot co-owner for the Records Management Forum Pilot, and a member of the Conference of First Vice Presidents' Support and Overhead Spending Stewardship Committee. Outside the Bank, she serves on the board of directors of the Bobby Dodd Institute and is an active member of Leadership Atlanta.
Davenport holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Tennessee Technical University. She completed the Tennessee School of Banking program and attended executive development programs at the University of Virginia, University of Pennsylvania, and Columbia University.
Devine assumes responsibility for OAS, which encompasses Financial Services and all Branch operations including the Sixth District's Cash Function Office, Facilities Management, Event Management, Law Enforcement, Records and Information Management, and Business Continuity. Most recently, Devine served as senior vice president in the Retail Payments Office. Devine started his career in the New Orleans Branch in 1985, where he held managerial positions of increasing responsibility across several functions. In 2002, he transferred to Atlanta as an assistant vice president over District Financial Sales before transferring to the Chicago Fed in 2008 as a vice president in the Customer Relations and Support Office.
Devine returned to the Atlanta Fed in 2010 as a vice president in the OAS division with responsibility for District Facilities, Law Enforcement, and Records and Information Management. In February 2016, he was promoted to senior vice president in the Retail Payments Office and has been responsible for functions including Product and Revenue Management, Strategic Business Relations, and Finance, Vendor Management, and Operations. Devine has served as the Retail Payments Office liaison to the Treasury Relations Support Office and the Treasury. He is active in System work, serving as the co-chair of the Financial Management Leadership Team and as a liaison to the Advisory Group on Financial Management. During his career, he has been engaged in several community organizations including the YMCA's Educational Services Board and Catholic Charities' Big Brother program.
Devine earned a bachelor's degree in finance from Florida State University and has completed an executive education 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.