Augusta Tech President Dr. Jermaine Whirl appointed to Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Human Capital Advisory Council

by Kimberly Holden

Posted on Aug 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM


For Immediate Release

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Augusta Tech President Dr. Jermaine Whirl appointed to Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Human Capital Advisory Council

His appointment will take place on October 1, 2021

Augusta, GA, August 11, 2021

Smiling, African American man wearing a blue suite, green and blue striped tie, white collared shirt, gold lapel pin posing for a photo against a white and gray backgroundDr. Jermaine Whirl, Augusta Technical College’s president, has been tapped to serve a three-year term on Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Human Capital Advisory Council. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is part of the central bank of the United States. The Federal Reserve System—the Fed, as it is often called—consists of twelve Reserve Banks located around the country and the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. The Atlanta Fed territory covers the Sixth Federal Reserve District, which includes Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, and portions of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

The Human Capital Advisory Council assists in the Bank’s assessment of both shortterm fluctuations and long-term structural issues related to labor markets, as well as human capital development and its impact on economic vitality, and ultimately, its monetary policy deliberations. The Council also provides an important channel of communication between the Bank and key constituents in the Sixth Federal Reserve District business community.

The Human Capital Advisory Council is composed of 8-16 senior level executives with extensive industry knowledge and ability, selected from within the Sixth District and representing a variety of industries and human capital development.

“I’m honored to be selected to serve on this important council and bring insights from technical & community colleges whose mission is workforce development.” Dr. Whirl said. “The Sixth District’s ability to grow and prosper over the next decade is directly connected to our labor force participation rates, post-secondary credential attainment, and citizens who are committed to lifelong learning.”

Whirl, an Aspen Fellow, serves on numerous regional and national boards ranging from the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce to TD Bank’s New Market Tax Credit Board. His appointment to the Fed’s Human Capital Advisory Council begins October 1 and will continue through October 31, 2024.

About Augusta Technical College
Augusta Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is a public postsecondary institution that provides academic and technical education, customized business and industry training, continuing education, student support, economic development, and adult education services to its service area (Burke, Columbia, Lincoln, McDuffie, and Richmond Counties) at a competitive financial value. Associate of Science Degrees, Associate of Applied Science Degrees, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit are provided through traditional and distance delivery methods. For more information, visit

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