Alabama Port Authority Director and CEO John Driscoll has been appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s New Orleans Branch board of directors. He will serve a three-year term.
“Functional ports and supply chains are critical to the flow of raw materials and goods supporting this nation’s commerce. I look forward to this appointment and hope I can help broaden understanding on how ports and transportation systems impact the regional and national economy,” said Driscoll.
The Fed is the U.S. central bank responsible for overseeing the monetary system of the nation. Made up of 12 reserve banks, as well as the Washington, D.C.-based board of governors, the Atlanta Fed territory includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia and portions of Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. It has branches in Birmingham, Jacksonville, Miami, Nashville and New Orleans.
Driscoll was named the director and CEO of the Alabama Port Authority in April, 2020. Prior to then, he served as director of maritime at the Port of Oakland, one of the nation’s top 10 container seaports.
The Alabama Port Authority oversees the deep-water public port facilities at the Port of Mobile.