For immediate release: July 31, 2023

Michelle Dennard has been named vice president and regional executive for the Jacksonville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, effective July 31. Most recently, Dennard served as president and chief executive officer of CareerSource Florida. She will replace Chris Oakley, who plans to retire in early 2024 after 36 years with the Atlanta Fed.

Dennard will provide strategic support for the Regional Economic Information Network, with a focus on activities in the Branch's territory covering north and central Florida. She will work with the Bank's five other regional executives to collect targeted economic intelligence to support our District's contributions to the monetary policy process. She will also contribute to the Bank's community and economic development outreach activities in the Jacksonville region.

Before serving six years as president and CEO of CareerSource Florida, Dennard was the organization's vice president of policy. She has also held roles at the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and the state's Office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development.

She holds a bachelor's degree in business management and a juris doctor degree, both from Florida State 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 US government.