Dennis P. Lockhart

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Dennis P. Lockhart
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14th President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Assumed office
March 1, 2007
Preceded by Jack Guynn
Personal details
Born (1947-02-01) February 1, 1947 (age 68)
Bakersfield, California
Nationality  United States
Alma mater Stanford University (B.A.)
Johns Hopkins University (M.A.)

Dennis P. Lockhart (born February 1, 1947)[1] is the 14th President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He assumed office on March 1, 2007.[2]


Education and Early Career[edit]

Lockhart earned a B.A. in political science and economics from Stanford University in 1968 and an M.A. in international economics and U.S. foreign policy from Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies in 1971.[3] He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve from 1968 to 1974.[4]

Lockhart held various positions, both domestic and international, with Citicorp/Citibank (now Citigroup) between 1971 and 1988.[5] Early in his career with Citibank, he served in Saudi Arabia, Greece and Iran.[6] From 1978 to 1986, he served in Atlanta as senior corporate officer of the Southeast office of Citibank.[7] From 1987 to 1988, he was head of the firm's Latin American debt-to-equity swap investment program, designed to restructure sovereign debt.[8] He worked for thirteen years (1988-2001) at Heller Financial,[9] where he served as executive vice president and director of the parent company and as president of Heller International Group until Heller was purchased by General Electric in 2001.[10] From 2001 to 2003, he was managing partner at the private equity firm Zephyr Management, L.P., based in New York with activity in Africa and Latin America.[11] From 2002 to 2007, he served as chairman of the Small Enterprise Assistance Funds, a sponsor/operator of emerging markets venture capital/private equity funds.[12] In 2000, he served as chairman of the advisory committee of the U.S. Export-Import Bank.[13]

Academic career[edit]

From 2003 to 2007, Lockhart served on the faculty of the Master of Science in Foreign Service Program at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service.[14] In this role, Lockhart was chairman of the program's concentrations in international business-government relations and global commerce and finance, while teaching courses in international investment, global business strategy, and other subjects.[15] He also was an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.[16]

Community Service[edit]

Lockhart serves on the board of directors and executive committee of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, on the board of directors of St. Joseph's Health System, and is a trustee of Agnes Scott College and the Atlanta International School.[17] He also chairs the World Affairs Council of Atlanta and the Midtown Alliance.[18]

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