Vice President for Supervision, Regulation, and Credit Named
For immediate release: March 28, 2022
Maria Smith has been promoted to vice president, Supervision, Regulation, and Credit (SRC) for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Smith held the position of assistant vice president for SRC since 2007.
In her new role, she will lead SRC's shared services functions, which include business continuity, communications, facilities, information technology client services, information security, and reports and records management. Smith will continue overseeing the division's significant service providers (SSPs), operational resiliency, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies teams.
Smith joined the Atlanta Fed's Miami Branch in 1992 as an associate examiner. She later held roles of increasing responsibility that focused on asset quality, internal controls, risk management, and other areas. She helped lead SRC's large and regional bank teams, as well as various risk functions during the Great Recession. She received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Florida International University.
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 US government.