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Federal Reserve Board member to address bankers

Elizabeth A. Duke, a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, will deliver the keynote address at the 17th annual Southeastern Bank Management and Directors Conference on Feb. 5 at the Gwinnett Center at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway #100 in Duluth.

Hosted by the Terry College of Business, the conference is a one-day professional forum focused on community banking in the Southeast. It comes just as banks are beginning to recover from the financial crisis and deal with new regulations.

The conference will include bank managers and directors from a large variety of financial institutions.

Since 2008 Duke has served on the Federal Reserve Board, where she helps formulate monetary policy and ensure a safe and stable financial system.

Prior to her appointment, Duke had been a senior executive vice president and chief operating officer of TowneBank, an executive vice president at Wachovia and chairwoman of the American Bankers Association.

In addition to Duke, the conference will feature talks from Robert Braswell, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance; Ron Samuels, CEO of Avenue Bank; and a panel of CEOs from various Georgia banks.