Atlanta Fed Names O'Rourke-Robinson, Wheeler, and Young Assistant Vice Presidents

For immediate release: Nov. 2, 2012

Kerri O'Rourke-Robinson, Trey Wheeler and Ed Young have been named assistant vice presidents in the supervision and regulation (S&R) department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, announced Dennis Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Atlanta Fed.

O'Rourke-Robinson will serve as central point of contact for SunTrust Banks Inc., Wheeler will be responsible for community banking supervision, and Young assumes responsibility for risk supervision. Wheeler and Young assumed their duties on Nov. 1. O'Rourke-Robinson will assume her duties on Jan. 1, 2013.

Since 2008, O'Rourke-Robinson has served as the central point of contact for a large banking organization at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and she has been involved in the System's capital planning and assessment work since 2009. O'Rourke-Robinson was a senior credit risk specialist on one of the largest systemically important financial institution's (SIFI) supervisory teams and she served as the dedicated credit risk team leader responsible for assessing enterprise credit risk and credit risk management activities. While on the SIFI team, she served as a credit risk specialty officer designee responsible for commercial and industrial (C&I) credit risk and leveraged lending. In her designee role, she supported the Federal Reserve System's large institutions supervisory coordinating committee and monitored risk management and asset quality trends in C&I lending for 13 large financial institutions.

Prior to joining the Richmond Fed, O'Rourke-Robinson worked for 10 years as an examiner at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. She earned a bachelor's degree in finance from Marshall University in Huntington, W. Va.

Wheeler currently provides technical and managerial support in assessing credit risk across S&R business lines and previously served in various S&R roles, including several key leadership roles in the division. He joined the Atlanta Fed in 1996 as an examiner in community bank supervision and worked primarily in community and international supervision. In 2002, he joined the large bank group and held several leadership roles as the central point of contact for three regional companies and as the senior central point of contact for one of the largest state member banks in the Sixth District. Wheeler moved to the risk management and analysis group in 2010, assuming responsibility for developing and implementing the newly formed credit risk team, which leads key System credit initiatives, including the shared national credit program.

A Georgia native, Wheeler has a bachelor's degree in banking and finance from the University of Georgia and an MBA from Georgia State University.

Young currently provides technical and managerial support in assessing capital adequacy, stress testing and model risk management. In August 2005 he joined the Atlanta Fed S&R capital markets team as a capital markets specialist and assessed market and liquidity risk at multiple institutions. Young also played a major role in developing an interest rate risk model training course. Additionally, he participated in developing System examiner work programs for model risk management and the capital adequacy process.

At the System level, Young has served in key leadership roles in the Federal Reserve's high-priority capital assessment and modeling initiatives. He also contributed on multiple System capital adequacy initiatives, including the highly publicized initial supervisory capital assessment program in 2009, the comprehensive capital analysis and review and capital assessment program review.

Along with his Fed experience, Young has five years of industry experience, including roles at two regional banks where he served in the Treasury area as a balance sheet modeling analyst. A native of Alabama, he earned a bachelor's degree in finance and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta serves the Sixth Federal Reserve District, which encompasses Alabama, Florida, Georgia and sections of Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. As part of the nation's central banking system, the Atlanta Fed participates in setting national monetary policy, supervises numerous commercial banks and provides a variety of financial services to depository institutions and the U.S. government.