Joe Davidson, as senior vice president over the Atlanta Fed's Supervision and Regulation (S&R) Division, oversees the Bank's supervision of state member banks, bank and financial holding companies, and US branches and agencies of foreign banking operations. He is a member of the Atlanta Fed's executive leadership committee and serves on the Federal Reserve System's Supervision Committee.
Davidson came to the Atlanta Fed in February 2023 from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, where he had served as senior vice president of the Seventh District's S&R Division since 2018. In that role, he reported to S&R's executive vice president and oversaw the division's talent management, finance, business operations and analytics, quality management, conflicts of interest, applications and enforcement, and technology and records management functions.
He joined the Federal Reserve in 1999 as a retail payments analyst in Chicago and later served as a compliance and Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) examiner and managing examiner. He was promoted to assistant vice president of consumer compliance and CRA in 2010, and then to vice president in 2012.
Davidson holds a bachelor's degree in in economics from Kalamazoo College in Michigan.