For immediate release: December 1, 2023

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta announces that Blake Lyons has been named executive vice president of its Operations and Administrative Services Division, effective December 1. He will report to Atlanta Fed first vice president André Anderson and serve as a member of the Bank's executive leadership committee.

In this position, Lyons will oversee the Atlanta Fed's financial services and all Branch operations, including the Sixth District's Cash Function Office, Facilities Management, Event Management, Law Enforcement, Records and Information Management, and Business Continuity.

Lyons previously served as executive vice president and chief people officer for Federal Reserve Financial Services, a role he held since 2021. He began his Atlanta Fed career in 2000 as a financial services analyst. In 2003, he joined Cash Services as a section manager and became a director in 2006. He joined the Human Resources Department as a business liaison in 2008 and was later promoted to assistant vice president with responsibility for Facilities, Records and Information Management, and Event Management. Lyons was appointed vice president of Human Resources in 2013 and senior vice president in the Retail Payments Office in 2018.

Lyons earned a bachelor's degree in economics and finance from Mercer University in Macon, 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 Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta participates in setting national monetary policy, supervises numerous commercial banks, and provides a variety of financial services to depository institutions and the US government.