The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond announces the following officer promotions effective Aug. 1, 2009.
Stephen J. Griffith was named assistant vice president of talent management, with responsibility for recruiting, learning and development and diversity and inclusion in the Human Resources Department. Griffith joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond's Human Resources Department as the talent and organization development team leader in 2006. A native of Rochester, Minn., he earned a B.S. degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse and a M.S. degree in I/O psychology and organization development from the University of West Florida.
Wendi L. Homza was named assistant vice president, HR Customer Solutions, with responsibility for business partners, work force planning and HR communications divisions in the Human Resources Department. Homza joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond's Human Resources Department as a relationship manager in 2008. A native of Richmond, Va., she earned a B.S. degree in mass communications from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Hattie Barley was reassigned as assistant vice president with responsibility for total compensation, staff relations and shared/self-services in the Human Resources Department. In 2006, she moved to a new leadership role as assistant vice president for HR Relationship Management consulting with internal business leaders to provide strategic HR solutions addressing the human capital and HR needs of the business functions. She previously led the District's HR function and has had a range of HR responsibilities since joining the Bank in 1978.
Margaretta C. Blackwell was named assistant vice president of the Payments Studies Group, with responsibility for the Payments Services division's Payment Analytics Group. Blackwell joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond's Cash Department in the Charlotte Office as the Districts' Cash Policy Advisor in 2005. A native of Greensboro, N.C., she earned a B.S. degree in accounting and business from Methodist University in Fayetteville, N.C., graduating summa cum laude.
Kelly J. Stewart was reassigned as assistant vice president of the Charlotte Office's Cash Operations and the Regional Check Adjustment site. Stewart joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in 1992 and transferred to the Charlotte Office in 1999. A native of Illinois, she earned a B.A. degree in business administration from William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo.
The Richmond Fed serves the Fifth Federal Reserve District, which includes the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and most of West Virginia. As part of the nation's central bank, we're one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that work together with the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors to strengthen the economy and our communities. We manage the nation's money supply to keep inflation low and help the economy grow. We also supervise and regulate financial institutions to help safeguard our nation's financial system and protect the integrity and efficiency of our payments system.
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