Federal Reserve Vice President Spoke to the GABB on June 26

Michael Chriszt is a vice president and public affairs officer in the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Public Affairs department.

ATLANTA–Mike Chriszt, Vice President of Public Affairs, of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, spoke about the Federal Reserve and its role in Georgia economy at the June 26 meeting of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB), the state’s only professional association of professionals who help in the sale and purchase of businesses and franchises.

His powerpoint presentation is here: GABB June 26

The GABB meets at the Atlanta Realtors Center at 5784 Lake Forrest Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30328. The monthly meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. and is preceded at 9:45 a.m. by a free light breakfast and networking session sponsored by Bob Smith, Health Insurance Advisor with North American Health Plans.

The GABB is composed of professionals who work with owners of Georgia businesses. Many of today’s business buyers are individuals who have decided not to re-enter corporate America, but are ready to control their own destiny by purchasing and operating a Georgia business.

In his role as a vice president and public affairs officer in the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Public Affairs department, he is responsible for the Bank’s communications, which include media relations, publications, websites, conferences, and outreach activities such as speeches, economic education, and corporate citizenship. He also oversees the Bank’s internal communications and the Knowledge and Information Management function.

Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, Chriszt was a vice president in the Research department. There, he was responsible for the Regional Economic Information Network and the Center for Real Estate Analytics. From 2008 to 2010, Chriszt served as assistant vice president in the Research department. He was director of international and regional analysis from 2004 to 2008. In these roles, he oversaw the analysis of economic conditions in the Sixth Federal Reserve District and of international economic developments. Chriszt joined the Bank in 1989 as a public information specialist and moved to the research department in 1990.

While at Miami University in Ohio, Chriszt earned two bachelor’s degrees, one in history and one in diplomacy and foreign affairs. He also earned a master’s degree there in political science with emphases on international economics and comparative politics. Chriszt received a certificate of study of the European Union and is a graduate of executive education programs at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.

Chriszt is a member of the National Association of Business Economists and the Atlanta Economics Club, where he served as the group’s president. He also serves on the board of the Georgia Council on Economic Education. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Chriszt is married to Maxine and they have five children.

For more information about the GABB, contact GABB President Mike Ramatowski at 770-634-0428 or rambizgroup@bellsouth.net call Diane Loupe at 404-374-3990 or email director@gabb.org.

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