FDIC Chair Sheila Bair to Give Leaders & Legends
By Andrew Blumberg
Sheila C. Bair, chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance
Corp., is the scheduled speaker for the
November installment of the
Carey Business School's Leaders & Legends breakfast
speaker series, to
be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20, at the
Renaissance Harborplace Hotel.
Named No. 1 in the Wall Street Journal's 2008 Women
to Watch list and recently selected by
Forbes magazine as the second most powerful woman in
the world, Bair is the 19th head of the FDIC,
which insures deposits in U.S. banks and thrift
institutions. It also addresses risks and limits financial
repercussions to the economy and the financial system when
a bank or thrift institution fails.
Bair, whose remarks are titled "Today's Credit Crisis
and the Involvement of the FDIC," has
served on the FDIC's Advisory Committee on Banking Policy
and as assistant secretary for financial
institutions at the U.S. Treasury, where she helped
formulate the administration's positions on banking
policy issues. She worked closely with Treasury's own
banking regulatory bureaus, the Office of the
Comptroller of the Currency and the Office of Thrift
Supervision, as well as the Federal Reserve
Board and the FDIC.
Leaders & Legends, a monthly breakfast series,
features influential business and public policy
leaders and is designed to engage business and community
professionals in an examination of the most
compelling issues and challenges facing society.
Admission to the event, which includes breakfast, is
$35. To register and for more information,
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