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March 6, 2019

Richmond Fed Announces Officer Appointments

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond announces the following appointments in its Supervision, Regulation and Credit department:

Brent Hassell has been appointed assistant vice president with responsibility for consumer affairs supervision. He leads a team that ensures compliance with consumer protection laws, including fair lending practices and access to credit. The appointment was effective March 1.

Hassell joined the Richmond Fed in 1998 and has worked in a variety of consumer affairs examination roles, most recently as a senior manager. He previously worked in retail banking.

Hassell received a bachelor’s degree from Randolph-Macon College with a major in economics and business and a minor in accounting, and an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Mark Dickerson was named assistant vice president and will lead the monitoring and analysis program for the Federal Reserve System’s Large Institution Supervision Coordinating Committee, which focuses on the nation’s largest and most systemically important financial institutions. The appointment is effective April 1.

Dickerson, who joined the Richmond Fed in 2005 and moved to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta in 2010, has worked in examination roles for community and regional banks, large banks and systemically important firms. He returned to the Richmond Fed in 2016.

Dickerson earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Radford University.


As part of our nation’s central bank, the Richmond Fed is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks working together with the Board of Governors to support a healthy economy and deliver on our mission to foster economic stability and strength. We connect with community and business leaders across the Fifth Federal Reserve District—including the Carolinas, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and most of West Virginia—to monitor economic conditions, address issues facing our communities, and share this information with monetary and financial policymakers. We also work with banks to ensure they are operating safely and soundly, supply financial institutions with currency that’s fit for distribution, and provide a safe and efficient way to transfer funds through our nation’s payments system.

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