Boards of Directors

Directors play an important role in the effective functioning of the Federal Reserve. They participate in the formulation of monetary policy by sharing diverse perspectives on business activity, labor markets, and credit conditions in each District. Directors are experienced business and community leaders who act as a link between the Federal Reserve System and the public. In addition to providing grassroots economic information used in Federal Open Market Committee policy deliberations, directors serve as Fed ambassadors, helping to communicate the Fed's mission in their communities.

Meet Our Directors

Atlanta

By-Laws | Committee Assignments and Charters
Photo of Elizabeth Smith
Elizabeth A. Smith (Chair)
Former Executive Chair
Bloomin' Brands Inc.
St. Petersburg, Florida
Class C, term expires 12/31/2022
Photo of Claire Lewis Arnold
Claire Lewis Arnold (Deputy Chair)
Chief Executive Officer
Leapfrog Services Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia
Class C, term expires 12/31/2024
Robert W. Dumas
Robert W. Dumas
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
AuburnBank
Auburn, Alabama
Class A, term expires 12/31/2022
Photo of John Garratt
John W. Garratt
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Dollar General
Goodlettsville, Tennessee
Class B, term expires 12/31/2023
Photo of Gregory A. Haile
Gregory A. Haile
President
Broward College
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Class C, term expires 12/31/2023
Photo of Abel Iglesias
Abel L. Iglesias
President and Chief Executive Officer
Professional Holding Corporation and
Professional Bank
Coral Gables, Florida
Class A, term expires 12/31/2024
Photo of Michael Russell
Michael Russell
Chief Executive Officer
H.J. Russell & Company
Atlanta, Georgia
Class B, term expires 12/31/2024
Photo of Kessel Stelling
Kessel D. Stelling Jr.
Executive Chair
Synovus Financial Corporation
Columbus, Georgia
Class A, term expires 12/31/2023
Photo of Nicole Thomas
Nicole B. Thomas
Hospital President
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Florida
Class B, term expires 12/31/2022

Birmingham

By-Laws
Photo of Christy Thomas
Christy Thomas (Chair)
Executive Vice President, Compliance
Jemison Metals
Birmingham, Alabama
Term expires 12/31/2024
Photo of Maye Head Frei
Maye Head Frei
Former Chairman
Ram Tool Construction Supply Company
Birmingham, Alabama
Term expires 12/31/2023
Photo of Brian C. Hamilton
Brian C. Hamilton
President and Chief Executive Officer
Trillion Communications Corporation
Bessemer, Alabama
Term expires 12/31/2022
Photo of Michelle Lewis
Michelle Lewis
Chief Financial Officer
AAA Cooper Transportation
Dothan, Alabama
Term expires 12/31/2024
Photo of David Nast
David L. Nast
President and Chief Executive Officer
Progress Bank
Huntsville, Alabama
Term expires 12/31/2024
Photo of Merrill Stewart
Merrill H. Stewart Jr.
Founder and President
The Stewart/Perry Company Inc.
Birmingham, Alabama
Term expires 12/31/2022
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Larry D. Thornton Sr.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Thornton Enterprises
Birmingham, Alabama
Term expires 12/31/2023

Jacksonville

By-Laws
Photo of Edward A. Moratin
Edward A. Moratin (Chair)
President
Lift Orlando
Orlando, Florida
Term expires 12/31/2023
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Paul G. Boynton
Vice Chairman
Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc.
Jacksonville, Florida
Term expires 12/31/2022
Photo of Monesia Brown
Monesia Brown
Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations
Walmart Inc.
Tallahassee, Florida
Term expires 12/31/2024
Photo of Timothy P. Cost
Timothy P. Cost
President
Jacksonville University
Jacksonville, Florida
Term expires 12/31/2024
Photo of Lisa Palmer
Lisa Palmer
President and Chief Executive Officer
Regency Centers Corporation
Jacksonville, Florida
Term expires 12/31/2022
Photo of William West
William O. West
Vice Chair
The Bank of Tampa
Chief Executive Officer
Tampa Bay Banking Company
Tampa, Florida
Term expires 12/31/2023
Photo of Brian Wolfburg
Brian Wolfburg
President and Chief Executive Officer
VyStar Credit Union
Jacksonville, Florida
Term expires 12/31/2024

Miami

By-Laws
Photo of Ana Menendez
Ana M. Menendez (Chair)
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Watsco Inc.
Coconut Grove, Florida
Term expires 12/31/2022
Photo of Eduardo Arriola
Eduardo Arriola
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Apollo Bank
Miami, Florida
Term expires 12/31/2022
Photo of Keith Koenig
Keith T. Koenig
Chief Executive Officer
City Furniture
Tamarac, Florida
Term expires 12/31/2023
Photo of Daniel Lavender
Daniel Lavender
Chief Executive Officer
Moorings Park Institute
Naples, Florida
Term expires 12/31/2023
Photo of Ginger Martin
Ginger Martin
President and Chief Executive Officer
American National Bank
Oakland Park, Florida
Term expires 12/31/2024
Photo of N. Maria Menendez
N. Maria Menendez
Chief Financial Officer
GL Homes of Florida Holding Corporation
Sunrise, Florida
Term expires 12/31/2023
Vacant
Vacant

Nashville

By-Laws
Photo of Thomas Zacharia
Thomas Zacharia (Chair)
Laboratory Director
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
President and Chief Executive Officer
UT–Battelle LLC
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Term expires 12/31/2024
Photo of Matthew Bourlakas
Matthew S. Bourlakas
President and Chief Executive Officer
Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee Inc.
Nashville, Tennessee
Term expires 12/31/2022
Photo of Marshall E. Crawford Jr
Marshall E. Crawford Jr
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Housing Fund Inc.
Nashville, Tennessee
Term expires 12/31/2023
Photo of Amanda Hite
Amanda W. Hite
President
Smith Travel Research
Hendersonville, Tennessee
Term expires 12/31/2024
Photo of Amber Krupacs
Amber W. Krupacs
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Clayton Homes
Maryville, Tennessee
Term expires 12/31/2022
Photo of Amanda Mathis
Amanda Mathis
Chief Financial Officer
Bridgestone Americas Inc.
Nashville, Tennessee
Term expires 12/31/2023
Photo of Leif Murphy
Leif M. Murphy
Chief Executive Officer
TeamHealth Holdings Inc.
Knoxville, Tennessee
Term expires 12/31/2024

New Orleans

By-Laws
Photo of G. Janelle Frost
G. Janelle Frost (Chair)
President and Chief Executive Officer
AMERISAFE Inc.
DeRidder, Louisiana
Term expires 12/31/2022
William J. (Bill) Bynum
William J. Bynum
Chief Executive Officer
Hope Credit Union, Hope Enterprise Corporation, and Hope Policy Institute
Jackson, Mississippi
Term expires 12/31/2022
Photo of Katherine Crosby
Katherine A. Crosby
Board Chair
Fidelity Bank
New Orleans, Louisiana
Term expires 12/31/2024
Photo of David Darragh
David T. Darragh
Chief Executive Officer
Pod Pack International
Operating Partner
LongueVue Capital
Metairie, Louisiana
Term expires 12/31/2024
Photo of John Driscoll
John C. Driscoll
Director and Chief Executive Officer
Alabama State Port Authority
Mobile, Alabama
Term expires 12/31/2024
Photo of Michael E. Hicks Jr.
Michael E. Hicks Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Hixardt Technologies Inc.
Pensacola, Florida
Term expires 12/31/2023
Photo of William G. Yates III
William G. Yates III
President and Chief Executive Officer
W. G. Yates & Sons Construction Company
Biloxi, Mississippi
Term expires 12/31/2023