Tim R. Smith is vice president and regional executive at the Miami Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He is responsible for the branch's board of directors, leads its community outreach and development activities, and oversees its economic and financial education programs. He also provides regional input into the Atlanta Fed's monetary policy process.
Previously, Dr. Smith was assistant vice president and community relations officer at the Bank's Atlanta headquarters. In that role, he was responsible for the strategic direction and operations of the Sixth Federal Reserve District's community relations programs. He also oversaw the Bank's broader corporate citizenship efforts and had day-to-day operational responsibility for its public information programs, knowledge and information management (including the corporate intranet), and internal communications. From 2001 to 2011, Dr. Smith served as the Bank's diversity outreach officer and in various leadership roles for its ongoing diversity and inclusion efforts.
Dr. Smith began his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in 1984 as an economist. He was later promoted to assistant vice president in public affairs, where he managed corporate communications and a range of public information programs. He served in that role until moving to the Atlanta Fed in 1999.
During his tenure at the Atlanta headquarters, Dr. Smith chaired the Bank's Volunteer Advisory Committee and was a trustee of Charity Parity Plan Inc., an employee-led nonprofit organization designed to raise money and promote involvement with charitable causes. He is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta, the Midtown Leadership Program, the AIMD/Coca-Cola Diversity Leadership Academy, and the United Way VIP nonprofit board development program.
Dr. Smith earned a bachelor of arts in economics and business administration from the University of North Dakota. He received his master's degree and doctorate, both in economics, from the University of Washington. He has completed executive development programs at Harvard University and University of California, Los Angeles.