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Lesley Mace - Senior Economic and Financial Education Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta | Jacksonville Branch

Lesley Mace joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta-Jacksonville Branch as an Economic and Financial Education Specialist in June of 2010 and was promoted to Senior Specialist in 2014. Lesley currently serves as Lead for the District’s Educational Technology Workgroup and is a member of the Federal Reserve’s System Economic Education Technology Workgroup. Lesley is a frequent contributor to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Extra Credit newsletter for educators, and as Technology Workgroup Lead was responsible for overseeing the production of the Classroom Economist. She serves as Board Chair for Duval County School’s Academies of Finance Advisory Board, and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Gus A. Stavros Center for Free Enterprise and Economic Education at the University of South Florida. Lesley also currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Economics at Florida State College at Jacksonville.

Lesley has taught college level Economics and Business classes at both Auburn University’s Montgomery and Auburn campuses, including Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Global Trade and Finance, Cornerstone of Business, and Women and the Economy. Lesley also taught Dual Enrollment Economics to students in three Alabama counties and was a high school Economics teacher. In her role as Director of Auburn University Montgomery’s Center for Economic Education, Lesley conducted numerous workshops for local teachers, students, and community groups, working in partnership with both the Alabama Council for Economic Education and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta-Birmingham Branch.

Lesley has presented at several national and regional conferences, including the CEE, NCSS, NCEA and FCSS Annual Conferences, and had her economic research published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Southern Business and Economic Journal, the Florida Historical Quarterly, and the International Review of Economics Education.

A native of Auburn, Alabama, Lesley holds a B.A. in Economics and Foreign Language and a M.S. in Economics from Auburn University.