Regions Financial President and CEO Grayson Hall and the CEO of a Miami bank have been elected to the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

Hall and Guillermo Diaz-Rousselot, president and CEO of the $485 million-asset Continental National Bank in Miami, were appointed as class A directors, the Atlanta Fed said Tuesday. Their two-year terms start Jan. 1.

Class A directors generally are bankers elected by national and state-chartered bank members of the Federal Reserve System.

Hall joined Regions predecessor AmSouth Bank in 1980 and has been the Birmingham, Ala., company's president and CEO since 2010. He has been the $124 billion-asset company's chairman since 2013.

Mary Laschinger, chair and CEO of Veritiv, also was elected to the Atlanta Fed board, as a class B director. Mike Jackson, the president and CEO of AutoNation, was reappointed as a class C director.

Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart announced in September that he would step down on Feb. 28. Several Democrats in Congress support a movement to appoint a person of color as president of the bank.

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