Michael ChrisztVice President and Regional Engagement Officer
email :: 404-498-8847
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Michael Chriszt is vice president and regional engagement officer in the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Corporate Engagement Division. In this role, he serves as the Atlanta Fed’s lead public engagement officer focusing on smaller cities and towns, as well as rural areas, in the Sixth District, connecting directly with citizens to explain the Federal Reserve and its policy decisions, and he in turn learns how the economy is affecting their lives. He shares this information with the Bank’s senior leaders and other policy experts throughout the Atlanta Fed to deepen understanding of the District economy.
Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, Chriszt was a vice president and public affairs officer, where he led the Bank’s outreach and communications efforts. Before joining Public Affairs, he worked in the Atlanta Fed’s Research Department, where he held numerous positions, including leadership positions in the Bank’s Regional Economic Information Network.
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 is a member of the National Association of Business Economists and the Atlanta Economics Club, where he served as president from 2015 to 2017. He also serves on the advisory board of the Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University and the board of the Georgia Council on Economic Education. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Chriszt is married to Maxine, and they have five children and three grandchildren.