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Oct. 28, 2020

Richmond Fed Announces Officer Appointments

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond announces the following officer appointments:

Sonya Mills-Harvey has been promoted to vice president of the Currency Technology Office and the Cash Product Office’s NextGen development function. She leads the team responsible for the development and testing of the Federal Reserve System’s next generation of high-speed currency processing equipment.

Mills-Harvey joined the Richmond Fed in 2010 as a project manager and served in other management roles before being promoted to assistant vice president in 2018. She previously worked for the Virginia Department of Social Services.

Mills-Harvey earned a bachelor’s degree in information systems and sciences from Morgan State University. Her appointment was effective September 16.

Mike Seifert has been appointed as an assistant vice president of the Currency Technology Office and the Cash Product Office’s NextGen facilities function, leading efforts across the Federal Reserve System to ensure readiness for the installation of NextGen equipment.

Seifert joined the Richmond Fed in 2014 as assistant vice president of Facilities Management. He previously worked for Rubbermaid, Pfizer and Fareva USA.

Seifert received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the U.S. Military Academy, a master’s degree in mathematical sciences from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MBA from Ashland University. His appointment was effective October 16.


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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