Dennis Lockhart

Distinguished Professor of the Practice

Member Of:
  • School of International Affairs
  • School of Economics


Dennis Lockhart’s career includes time in the private sector, academia, and government.

He is currently a distinguished professor of the practice in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech.

In 2017, he stepped down after ten years from the position of president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. In this role, Lockhart served on the Federal Reserve’s chief monetary policy body, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC).

Before becoming a central banker, Lockhart was a member of the faculty of Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service where he chaired the Masters program concentrations in global commerce and finance and international business–government relations.  He also was an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. He was simultaneously chairman of the Small Enterprise Assistance Funds, a sponsor of emerging markets venture capital/private equity funds.

Earlier he was managing partner of a boutique private investment firm with activity in Africa and Latin America and president of Heller International Group, a financial firm with activities in commercial finance in Europe, Asia, and Latin America.  In 2000, he chaired the Advisory Committee of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. 

At the start of his career, Lockhart held various positions, both international and domestic, with Citicorp/Citibank (now Citigroup). He worked in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Greece, Iran, Latin America and the southeast United States.


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