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St. Louis Fed Names Nikki R. Jackson as New Regional Executive in Louisville


ST. LOUIS – The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has named Nikki R. Jackson as regional executive of its Louisville Branch. Jackson will join the Bank on Oct. 14 and will succeed Maria Hampton, who has led the branch as regional executive since 2005 and earlier this year announced her retirement effective Dec. 31.

“Maria has provided outstanding leadership and made significant contributions to the success of the Louisville Branch,” said St. Louis Fed President James Bullard. “With the transition to Nikki Jackson, we expect to continue providing dedicated service and outreach to Louisville and communities across Kentucky and Indiana that are part of the Eighth Federal Reserve District. Nikki brings a great deal of experience and energy to this role, and we are pleased to welcome her leadership.”

Jackson’s experience includes serving as personnel cabinet secretary for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, chief human resources officer for Charter Schools USA, vice chancellor of human resources for Maricopa Community Colleges, and other positions in both the health care and legal fields. She earned a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law and a B.A. in Journalism from Hampton University. Jackson is considerably involved in the Louisville community.   

“I am looking forward to getting to know everyone at the St. Louis Fed and working together to further the great work of the Louisville Branch as we connect with the people, organizations and economic issues of Kentucky and Indiana,” Jackson said.

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is one of the 12 Reserve banks that, together with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the nation’s central bank. The St. Louis Fed serves all or parts of seven states in the Eighth Federal Reserve District. In addition to Louisville, branch offices are located in Little Rock and Memphis.