For immediate release: July 1, 2013
Blake Lyons has been promoted to the position of vice president in human resources, announced Dennis Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Lyons assumes responsibility for the Bank's human resources function, including oversight of day-to-day human resource operations. He also serves as an adviser to the Bank's management committee. Lyons will replace Mary Mandel, who is retiring after 24 years at the Bank.
Since 2010 Lyons has served as assistant vice president for the Bank's facilities department with responsibility for the Bank's environmental responsibility efforts, the District's facilities function office and its planning, design and construction. Additionally, he has responsibility for event management and electronic records and information management. Prior to that, Lyons served as a financial services business liaison in human resources. He joined the Atlanta Fed in 2000 as a financial services analyst and was promoted to senior analyst and then supervisor. After transferring to cash services, Lyons became a manager and was promoted to director in 2006. In September 2008, he moved to human resources. A native of Augusta, Ga., Lyons earned a bachelor's degree in economics and finance from Mercer 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.