SOURCE: Town Hall Los Angeles

TOWN HALL Los Angeles

October 22, 2009 16:31 ET

FDIC Chairman Sheila C. Bair to Address TOWN HALL Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 22, 2009) - An "Industry Outlook Briefing and Conversation with Chairman Bair" will be the focus of a TOWN HALL Los Angeles event hosting Sheila C. Bair, Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) on Wednesday, October 28, 2009, at The Regency Club. Bair will shed light on the present economy and financial system and take questions from the audience of Angelenos.

Among the FDIC's current priorities, Bair has stated, "Resolution authority is clearly at the top of our list. Too big to fail needs to end." Bair was sworn in as the 19th Chairman of the FDIC on June 26, 2006. She was appointed Chairman for a five-year term, and as a member of the FDIC Board of Directors through July 2013.

Prior to joining the FDIC, she was the Dean's Professor of Financial Regulatory Policy for the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. While there, Bair served on the FDIC's Advisory Committee on Banking Policy. In 2009 she was named one of TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people. In 2008, Chairman Bair topped The Wall Street Journal's annual "50 Women to Watch List." That same year, Forbes Magazine named Ms. Bair as the second most powerful woman in the world after Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Throughout its history, TOWN HALL has hosted numerous leaders in the world of finance, including Christopher Cox, Chairman, US Securities and Exchange Commission; Janet Yellen, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; Comptroller General of the United States David Walker; and NASDAQ CEO Bob Greifeld.

One the Top 10 Leadership Forums in the nation, TOWN HALL Los Angeles has been a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization since 1937, supported by Angelenos, foundations and corporations who believe in open public discussion. We advocate for no side, represent no particular ideology and stand solidly in support of free speech, civility and a belief that knowledge is a priceless commodity. To learn more, visit

All accredited members of the media are invited to cover this event.

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When:     Wednesday, October 28, 2009
          8:00 AM Breakfast; 8:30 AM Program

Where:    The Regency Club
          10900 Wilshire Blvd.
          Los Angeles, CA 90024

Tickets $35-50, call 213.628.8141 or

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