Sheila Bair

Sheila Bair

Chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corportation

Sheila Bair was sworn in as chair of FDIC in June 2006. Before her appointment, Bair was the Dean's Professor of Financial Regulatory Policy for the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Other career experience includes serving as assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, senior vice president for government relations of the New York Stock Exchange, commissioner and acting chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and as an aide to former Sen. Robert Dole. Bair was named to the Wall Street Journal magazine Smart Money's "Power 30" list and Forbes magazine honored her as No. 2 among the world's 100 most powerful women. Bair has received several honors for her published work on financial issues, including a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Education Publishers. Her first children's book, "Rock, Brock and the Savings Shock," was published in 2006. Bair received a bachelor's degree in philosophy and law degree from KU.

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