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Our Leadership Team

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Executive Officers

Kirk Malmberg

Kirk Malmberg

President and Chief Executive Officer

Kirk Malmberg was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer on May 28, 2021.

Malmberg joined the Bank in 2001 as Senior Vice President of Asset/Liability Management and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2011. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing Accounting, Community Investment Services, Financial Operations, Information Technology, Sales and Trading, and Treasury. Formerly, Malmberg was Senior Vice President, Treasury for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. Prior to joining the Chicago Bank’s staff, Malmberg worked with SunTrust Capital Markets, Inc. in Atlanta as well as with Lehman Brothers, Southwest Corporate Federal Credit Union, and Gill Savings Association. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity University in San Antonio and a Master of Business Administration from Rice University in Houston.

Kirk Malmberg was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer on May 28, 2021.

Malmberg joined the Bank in 2001 as Senior Vice President of Asset/Liability Management and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2011. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing Accounting, Community Investment Services, Financial Operations, Information Technology, Sales and Trading, and Treasury. Formerly, Malmberg was Senior Vice President, Treasury for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. Prior to joining the Chicago Bank’s staff, Malmberg worked with SunTrust Capital Markets, Inc. in Atlanta as well as with Lehman Brothers, Southwest Corporate Federal Credit Union, and Gill Savings Association. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity University in San Antonio and a Master of Business Administration from Rice University in Houston.

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Alp Can

Alp Can

Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer

Alp Can oversees the Bank’s Enterprise Risk Management and Credit and Collateral Services.

Can joined the Bank in 2005 as an Asset Liability Analyst and earned promotions to Senior Financial Risk Analyst in 2007 and to Vice President and Manager of Financial Risk Modeling in May 2011. Can was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer in June 2017, and Executive Vice President in January 2020. He earned a Bachelor of Science in economics from the University of Istanbul, and a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Master of Science in mathematical risk management from Georgia State University.

Alp Can oversees the Bank’s Enterprise Risk Management and Credit and Collateral Services.

Can joined the Bank in 2005 as an Asset Liability Analyst and earned promotions to Senior Financial Risk Analyst in 2007 and to Vice President and Manager of Financial Risk Modeling in May 2011. Can was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer in June 2017, and Executive Vice President in January 2020. He earned a Bachelor of Science in economics from the University of Istanbul, and a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Master of Science in mathematical risk management from Georgia State University.

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Reggie O'Shields

Reggie O'Shields

Executive Vice President and Director of Enterprise Solutions, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Reggie O'Shields oversees Legal, Compliance, Strategic Planning, Corporate Communications, Marketing, Government and Industry Relations, and Community Investment Services for the Bank.

O'Shields joined FHLBank Atlanta as a senior attorney in May 2003. Prior to joining the Bank, he was in private legal practice with Eversheds Sutherland in Atlanta, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd in Greenville, South Carolina, and with Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett in New York. O'Shields holds a Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University Law School and earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Furman University.

Reggie O'Shields oversees Legal, Compliance, Strategic Planning, Corporate Communications, Marketing, Government and Industry Relations, and Community Investment Services for the Bank.

O'Shields joined FHLBank Atlanta as a senior attorney in May 2003. Prior to joining the Bank, he was in private legal practice with Eversheds Sutherland in Atlanta, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd in Greenville, South Carolina, and with Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett in New York. O'Shields holds a Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University Law School and earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Furman University.

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Senior Vice Presidents

Joel Badger

Joel Badger

Senior Vice President and Chief Audit Officer

Joel C. Badger was appointed Chief Audit Officer effective November 29, 2019 and promoted to Senior Vice President effective January 1, 2020. In his current role, he is responsible for providing an independent audit of the Bank by evaluating the internal control system and testing for compliance with internal policies and procedures as well as with applicable laws and directives from the Finance Agency. Mr. Badger reports directly to the audit committee of the board of directors.

Mr. Badger joined the Bank in 2004 as Vice President and Senior Financial Risk Auditor, was promoted to Audit Director of Capital Markets in 2006 and First Vice President in 2007. He gained audit responsibility for Information Technology in 2014 and has served as Deputy Chief Audit Officer since March of 2016. Mr. Badger earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management with concentrations in Accounting and Economics from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Mr. Badger is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Investments and Derivatives Auditor, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control, and a Certified Risk Management Auditor. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Badger was with Branch Banking and Trust, Wachovia Bank, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

Joel C. Badger was appointed Chief Audit Officer effective November 29, 2019 and promoted to Senior Vice President effective January 1, 2020. In his current role, he is responsible for providing an independent audit of the Bank by evaluating the internal control system and testing for compliance with internal policies and procedures as well as with applicable laws and directives from the Finance Agency. Mr. Badger reports directly to the audit committee of the board of directors.

Mr. Badger joined the Bank in 2004 as Vice President and Senior Financial Risk Auditor, was promoted to Audit Director of Capital Markets in 2006 and First Vice President in 2007. He gained audit responsibility for Information Technology in 2014 and has served as Deputy Chief Audit Officer since March of 2016. Mr. Badger earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management with concentrations in Accounting and Economics from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Mr. Badger is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Investments and Derivatives Auditor, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control, and a Certified Risk Management Auditor. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Badger was with Branch Banking and Trust, Wachovia Bank, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

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Scott Brennan

Scott Brennan

Senior Vice President and Director of Sales

Scott Brennan manages the sales and funding teams, and directs the execution of the corresponding business strategies. Brennan leads the Bank’s resources and strategies related to shareholder business development.

Brennan joined FHLBank Atlanta in 2001 as a relationship manager, providing customized funding solutions to shareholder financial institutions in North Carolina and South Carolina. He was promoted to regional sales coordinator with responsibility for financial institutions in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. in 2005. Prior to joining FHLBank Atlanta, Brennan worked for Fleet Boston Financial Corporation in Horsham, Pennsylvania. He earned a bachelor of science in business administration from Franklin and Marshall College.

Scott Brennan manages the sales and funding teams, and directs the execution of the corresponding business strategies. Brennan leads the Bank’s resources and strategies related to shareholder business development.

Brennan joined FHLBank Atlanta in 2001 as a relationship manager, providing customized funding solutions to shareholder financial institutions in North Carolina and South Carolina. He was promoted to regional sales coordinator with responsibility for financial institutions in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. in 2005. Prior to joining FHLBank Atlanta, Brennan worked for Fleet Boston Financial Corporation in Horsham, Pennsylvania. He earned a bachelor of science in business administration from Franklin and Marshall College.

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Julia Brown

Julia Brown

Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary

Julia Brown serves as Corporate Secretary and assists the board of directors and executive management team with governance matters and the discharge of their fiduciary duties to shareholders.

Brown joined the Bank as a senior attorney in August 2001. Prior to joining the Bank, she was in private legal practice with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan in Atlanta. Ms. Brown earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Anthropology from Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.

Julia Brown serves as Corporate Secretary and assists the board of directors and executive management team with governance matters and the discharge of their fiduciary duties to shareholders.

Brown joined the Bank as a senior attorney in August 2001. Prior to joining the Bank, she was in private legal practice with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan in Atlanta. Ms. Brown earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Anthropology from Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.

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Sharon Cook

Sharon Cook

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Sharon Cook oversees the Bank’s external affairs including Corporate Communications, Marketing, Government and Industry Relations, and Strategic Planning. In her role, Cook leads the Bank’s marketing, external and internal communications, stakeholder and media relations, and governmental affairs.

Cook joined FHLBank Atlanta in 2008 as Senior Marketing Communications Manager and was promoted to Vice President and Director of Corporate Communications in 2011, and then First Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer in 2015. Previously, Cook was Vice President of Marketing Services for CDC Credit Union in Atlanta. Cook earned a Bachelor of Arts and Science in communications and marketing from Georgia State University and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Organizational Leadership from Brenau University.

Sharon Cook oversees the Bank’s external affairs including Corporate Communications, Marketing, Government and Industry Relations, and Strategic Planning. In her role, Cook leads the Bank’s marketing, external and internal communications, stakeholder and media relations, and governmental affairs.

Cook joined FHLBank Atlanta in 2008 as Senior Marketing Communications Manager and was promoted to Vice President and Director of Corporate Communications in 2011, and then First Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer in 2015. Previously, Cook was Vice President of Marketing Services for CDC Credit Union in Atlanta. Cook earned a Bachelor of Arts and Science in communications and marketing from Georgia State University and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Organizational Leadership from Brenau University.

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Arthur Fleming

Arthur Fleming

Senior Vice President and Director of Community Investment Services

Arthur Fleming directs the Bank's community investment, economic development, and affordable housing products and services.

Fleming has experience in a variety of financial services, legal, housing development, and academic roles. Before joining the Bank, Fleming was Chief Lending and Investment Officer for the Opportunity Finance Network, Inc., a national community development financial institution. He also served as Senior Director for the Southeast Region and Director of Housing Finance for the Fannie Mae Foundation; Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Housing Initiatives at GMAC; founder and Executive Director of the Community Financing Consortium, Inc.; and an attorney/senior associate for the FAU/FIU Joint Center for Environmental and Urban Problems.

Fleming earned his undergraduate degree from Florida State University and a master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning and Juris Doctor from the University of Florida.

Arthur Fleming directs the Bank's community investment, economic development, and affordable housing products and services.

Fleming has experience in a variety of financial services, legal, housing development, and academic roles. Before joining the Bank, Fleming was Chief Lending and Investment Officer for the Opportunity Finance Network, Inc., a national community development financial institution. He also served as Senior Director for the Southeast Region and Director of Housing Finance for the Fannie Mae Foundation; Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Housing Initiatives at GMAC; founder and Executive Director of the Community Financing Consortium, Inc.; and an attorney/senior associate for the FAU/FIU Joint Center for Environmental and Urban Problems.

Fleming earned his undergraduate degree from Florida State University and a master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning and Juris Doctor from the University of Florida.

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Dawn Gehring

Dawn Gehring

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Dawn Gehring is responsible for developing and executing the Bank's human resources, total rewards, and diversity and inclusion strategies. She also leads the Bank's staff services functions, which include facilities operations, print and mail services, and procurement.

Gehring joined the Bank in 2016 as Director of Human Resources, managing a human resources team responsible for a broad range of programs, including talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, payroll, human resources information systems, employee relations, policy administration, and regulatory compliance. Previously, Gehring served as Vice President of Global Human Resources for a multi-national service provider in the power and energy industry. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa.

Dawn Gehring is responsible for developing and executing the Bank's human resources, total rewards, and diversity and inclusion strategies. She also leads the Bank's staff services functions, which include facilities operations, print and mail services, and procurement.

Gehring joined the Bank in 2016 as Director of Human Resources, managing a human resources team responsible for a broad range of programs, including talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, payroll, human resources information systems, employee relations, policy administration, and regulatory compliance. Previously, Gehring served as Vice President of Global Human Resources for a multi-national service provider in the power and energy industry. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa.

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Annette Hunter

Annette Hunter

Senior Vice President and Director of Business Operations

Annette Hunter oversees Financial Operations Management and is also responsible for leading the Bank’s Accounting Operations department, which includes the oversight of derivative management, consolidated obligations, short/long-term investments, advances, letters of credit, mortgage purchase programs, and general ledger operations.

In 2002, Hunter joined the Bank as Manager of Derivative Operations and has earned promotions that led to her appointment as Director of Accounting Operations in 2006. Hunter’s previous experience was in the energy sector, where she served as Manager of Commodities and Accounting Systems at Mirant Energy, an energy trading company. Hunter earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration from Kennesaw State University. Hunter is a Certified Public Accountant.

Annette Hunter oversees Financial Operations Management and is also responsible for leading the Bank’s Accounting Operations department, which includes the oversight of derivative management, consolidated obligations, short/long-term investments, advances, letters of credit, mortgage purchase programs, and general ledger operations.

In 2002, Hunter joined the Bank as Manager of Derivative Operations and has earned promotions that led to her appointment as Director of Accounting Operations in 2006. Hunter’s previous experience was in the energy sector, where she served as Manager of Commodities and Accounting Systems at Mirant Energy, an energy trading company. Hunter earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration from Kennesaw State University. Hunter is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Haig Kazazian III

Haig Kazazian III

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Haig Kazazian directs the Bank's treasury functions including balance sheet management, funding, liquidity, and investments, and also oversees the Bank’s accounting, financial operations, and sales and trading functions. 

Kazazian joined the Bank in 1992 as a credit analyst and earned promotions to Manager of National Accounts and Product Development in 2001, Manager of National Accounts and Capital Markets Trading in 2009, Manager of Treasury Analysis and National Accounts Sales and Trading in 2011, and Treasurer in 2013. Kazazian earned his Bachelor of Arts in economics and a Master of Business Administration from Emory University in Atlanta. Kazazian was an M.B.A. Fellowship recipient and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Haig Kazazian directs the Bank's treasury functions including balance sheet management, funding, liquidity, and investments, and also oversees the Bank’s accounting, financial operations, and sales and trading functions. 

Kazazian joined the Bank in 1992 as a credit analyst and earned promotions to Manager of National Accounts and Product Development in 2001, Manager of National Accounts and Capital Markets Trading in 2009, Manager of Treasury Analysis and National Accounts Sales and Trading in 2011, and Treasurer in 2013. Kazazian earned his Bachelor of Arts in economics and a Master of Business Administration from Emory University in Atlanta. Kazazian was an M.B.A. Fellowship recipient and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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William Shaw

William Shaw

Senior Vice President and Controller

William Shaw is responsible for leading the Bank’s Accounting Services department, which includes overseeing the Bank’s financial reporting, accounting policy, derivatives and hedge accounting, budgeting, and accounts payable.

Shaw joined the Bank in 2008 as Director of Accounting Policy, and has earned subsequent promotions that led to his appointment as Controller in 2014. Prior to joining the Bank, Shaw served as assistant controller for First Charter Bank, manager of inspections at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting and a Master’s degree in accounting from Brigham Young University. Shaw is a certified public accountant.

William Shaw is responsible for leading the Bank’s Accounting Services department, which includes overseeing the Bank’s financial reporting, accounting policy, derivatives and hedge accounting, budgeting, and accounts payable.

Shaw joined the Bank in 2008 as Director of Accounting Policy, and has earned subsequent promotions that led to his appointment as Controller in 2014. Prior to joining the Bank, Shaw served as assistant controller for First Charter Bank, manager of inspections at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting and a Master’s degree in accounting from Brigham Young University. Shaw is a certified public accountant.

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