St. Louis Fed Promotes Batjer, Carroll, Garrett, Neely and Wheeler

2/20/2007

ST. LOUIS — The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis announced the following promotions.

Jane Anne Batjer was promoted to officer in the Legal division. Before joining the St. Louis Fed in 2003, she served as senior counsel with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. She has a bachelor's degree in honors studies from Texas Tech University and a law degree from Southern Methodist University. Batjer is a member of the Missouri and Texas Bar Associations.

Winchell S. Carroll, Jr., was promoted to supervisory officer in the St. Louis Fed's Banking Supervision, Credit and Center for Online Learning division. Carroll joined the St. Louis Fed in 1995 as a bank examiner. He has a bachelor of science degree in finance from Indiana University-Bloomington and a master's degree in accounting from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Thomas A. Garrett was promoted to assistant vice president in the Research division. Garrett joined the Reserve bank in 2002. He is part of the division's regional economics group and serves as editor of the publication Regional Economic Development. Garrett has a bachelor of science degree in economics from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, and master's and doctoral degrees in economics from West Virginia University.

Christopher J. Neely was promoted to assistant vice president in the Research division. His areas of research include national and international financial markets, and he serves as editor of the data publication International Economic Trends. Neely has a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and a doctorate in economics from the University of Iowa. He joined the St. Louis Fed in 1993.

Christopher H. Wheeler was promoted to officer in the Research division. He joined the division's regional economics group in 2004. Wheeler has a bachelor's degree in economics from Colby College, and master's and doctoral degrees in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

With branches in Little Rock, Louisville and Memphis, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis serves the Eighth Federal Reserve District, which includes all of Arkansas, eastern Missouri, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, western Kentucky, western Tennessee and northern Mississippi. The St. Louis Fed is one of 12 regional Reserve banks that, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., comprise the Federal Reserve System. As the nation's central bank, the Federal Reserve System formulates U.S. monetary policy, regulates state-chartered member banks and bank holding companies, and provides payment services to financial institutions and the U.S. government.

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