Atlanta Fed Chief Diversity Officer Promoted to Senior Vice President
For immediate release: July 13, 2021
Chapelle Dabney Davis has been promoted to senior vice president, chief diversity officer, and director of Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, president and CEO Raphael Bostic announced recently. Davis was previously vice president and chief diversity officer for the Atlanta Fed.
"Chapelle's promotion recognizes her exceptional leadership and contributions leading the Bank's diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) journey," Bostic said. "Her promotion highlights the important work of ensuring an inclusive and equitable culture here at the Atlanta Fed." In this role, Davis will continue to serve as a member of the Bank's executive leadership committee. She will continue to report to Leah Davenport, senior vice president, Corporate Engagement.
Davis joined the Atlanta Fed in 1980 as an assistant examiner trainee in Supervision and Regulation and was promoted to examiner four years later. She was named assistant vice president in 1991, making her the Bank's first African American female officer. Davis joined the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODE&I), then named OMWI, in July 2017.
As chief diversity officer, Davis worked to rebrand OMWI to more accurately reflect the organization's inclusive and equitable culture. She plays an important role in driving DE&I efforts related to board of directors recruiting, supplier diversity, procurement, and financial literacy. She is involved in framing strategic objectives and monitoring progress of DE&I efforts, participating in risk assessment evaluations, and providing oversight for the Bank's DE&I performance reports, including the annual report to Congress.
Davis earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Emory University in Atlanta. She also completed an executive education program at Northwestern University and was formerly a certified public accountant in Georgia.
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.