Atlanta Fed Names Eubanks and Johnston Vice Presidents and Burns and Dierberger Assistant Vice Presidents

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Russell Eubanks has been named vice president and chief information security officer and Gregory Johnston has been named vice president in the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's technology solutions services organization, announced Dennis Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Atlanta Fed. Lockhart also announced that Jonathan Burns has been named assistant vice president in the supervision and regulation division and Patrick Dierberger has been named assistant vice president in the financial management and planning department.

Eubanks joined the Atlanta Fed in February 2015 and quickly made strides to build relationships and establish a position of leadership in the District and System. Eubanks has worked to advance staff and business understanding of each individual's role in protecting the Bank and has strengthened reporting on the Bank's security posture.

Additionally, he has served as acting chief information security officer for the Retail Payments Office. Eubanks came to the Bank with more than 16 years of information security experience in industries such as health care, payments and communications. Formerly, he was director of security architecture, risk and compliance at Cox Communications.

Eubanks holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a master of science in information security engineering from the SANS Technology Institute.

Johnston has more than 25 years of leadership experience in information technology operations and consulting. He joined the bank from Gartner Inc., where he consulted with senior IT executives and chief information officers from global Fortune 2000 organizations and large government agencies. He assisted clients with implementing their key IT initiatives as well as driving improvements in operational efficiency and effectiveness.

Johnston has held a variety of leadership positions with companies such as Microsoft, Intuit and EADS, where he acquired broad expertise in technical operations and management for numerous IT functions such as global networking, applications management and infrastructure and operations.

Johnston holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Seneca College in North York, Ontario, and a master of business administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Burns has more than 18 years of experience in S&R, serving most recently as a director of capital markets, supervising teams responsible for capital assessment, model risk management and quantitative analysis. He has also served in key roles in System comprehensive capital analysis and review work.

Burns' prior roles include case manager, senior examiner and risk specialist at both small community institutions and at some of the largest and most complex institutions in the country. He has served as a System instructor and developed course curricula. Burns is a William Taylor award winner for excellence in bank supervision, the premier System honor for S&R professionals. He also received the S&R division key player award.

Before joining the Bank, Burns worked as an actuarial assistant. He holds a bachelor's degree in math and economics from Lafayette College, Easton, Penn.

Dierberger is responsible for FM&P's budget and reporting, as well as District PACS compliance. In this role, he works closely with District senior management, System clients, the Board of Governors, and the Financial Support Office.

Dierberger assumes responsibility for general ledger, financial statements, accrual accounting, asset management, procurement, travel and discretionary expenditures. He serves as the District representative on the System PACS Advisory Group and regularly leads the PACS and budget sessions at the System Professional Education Program sponsored by the FSO. Dierberger will also serve as the District representative on the Financial Information and Reporting Standards group.

Prior to working in FM&P, Dierberger held positions of increasing responsibility in the Atlanta Fed's Payor Bank Services, Treasury Check Processing, Check Administration and Unisys Information Security departments. He holds a bachelor's degree in aviation management from Auburn University.