Atlanta Fed Names Fordham Assistant Vice President
For immediate release: March 1, 2019
Marc Fordham has been promoted to assistant vice president and external relations officer for the Public Affairs Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, announced Raphael Bostic, president and chief executive officer of the Atlanta Fed.
Fordham assumes responsibility for the development and execution of the Bank's external relations program, including strategic relationships with key stakeholders such as media and elected officials and staff at the local, state, and national levels. Fordham will also assume leadership of the Bank's outreach and education programs.
Fordham joined the Atlanta Fed in 2013 and assumed responsibility for leading the Bank's outreach to Congress and elected officials across the Sixth Federal Reserve District. He serves in a leadership role across the Federal Reserve System, advising the Conference of Presidents on engagement with Congress. Previously, Fordham was a senior adviser to U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson for more than a decade, where he led outreach to elected officials and advised the senator on a wide range of policy issues.
Fordham holds a bachelor's degree in management from the University of Georgia and a master's degree in business administration and public policy from Kennesaw State University. He has completed executive education programs at Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania. Fordham serves on the boards of Horizons Atlanta, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, and the Terry College of Business Finance Department at the University of Georgia. He is a past board member of the Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency.
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.