André Anderson: First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
André Anderson is first vice president and chief operating officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, a position he assumed in July 2018. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the Atlanta Fed, including all operating and support activities at the corporate headquarters in Atlanta and at the branch offices in Birmingham, Jacksonville, Miami, Nashville, and New Orleans. He is also vice chair of the Bank's Management Committee and a member of the Discount Committee that reviews district discount window lending, and is backup to the Atlanta Fed president in the execution of his monetary policy responsibilities.
In addition to his responsibilities at the Atlanta Fed, Anderson is the retail payments product director for the Federal Reserve System. His responsibilities in this area include the management and direction of check collection and automated clearinghouse products and services that the Federal Reserve System provides. He is also a member of the Conference of First Vice Presidents and is involved in various projects and initiatives to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the Federal Reserve's System-wide operations.
Anderson began his career at the Atlanta Fed in 1984 at the Birmingham Branch of the Atlanta Fed as a management intern in the data processing department. Prior to that, he was an assistant national bank examiner for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. He was promoted to assistant vice president in Birmingham in January 1993 and assistant branch manager in May 1995. As assistant vice president, he was directly responsible for the Personnel and Payment Services departments. He has also had responsibilities in data processing, check collection, personnel, automation support, and business development. He was promoted to vice president and branch manager in 1997. During that time, Anderson led the relocation of all branch operations to a new branch facility. In January 2002, he transferred to the Atlanta office and became vice president over community affairs in the Supervision and Regulation Division. He later assumed responsibility for consumer affairs and for the division's quality assurance program for all supervision. He subsequently served as senior officer responsible for bank applications, staff professional development, and division administration. In January 2007, he assumed responsibility for all district community bank supervision. In January 2010, he was promoted to senior vice president and member of the Management Committee, responsible for the Corporate Engagement Division.
Over his career, Anderson has served in numerous leadership roles, both in the Sixth District and at the Federal Reserve System level. Locally, he has served as a member of the district's subcommittees on automation, information security, and personnel and has chaired the district's subcommittee on check collection. He also served as the Sixth District's product director for Protection Services. At the System level, he has or is serving on groups such as the Savings Bonds Task Force, Securities Services Advisory Group, Community Banking Organization Management Group, Staff Development Subcommittee, Information Security Council, and Business Technology Council. He is currently serving as a member of the Committee on Plan Administration. He previously served as chair for the System's Subcommittee on Human Resources. In August 2014, he completed an 11-month interchange assignment with the Board of Governors, where he served as deputy director of the Reserve Bank Operations and Payment Systems Division.
Outside of the Bank, Anderson currently serves on the board of directors of the Atlanta Police Foundation, the Midtown Alliance, and Leadership Atlanta.
A native of Mobile, Alabama, Anderson holds a bachelor's degree in corporate finance from the University of Alabama. He also completed the executive development program at Cornell University.Updated June 29, 2018