Washington College President Sheila Bair Keynote Speaker at 2015 Rural Summit

A November 11, 2015, Rural Maryland Council press release announced that Washington College President Sheila Bair will be keynote speaker at the Council’s 2015 Rural Summit. The summit, titled “ASPIRE Rural Maryland” will be held on December 3 at the Double Tree Hotel in Annapolis. From the press release:

The Rural Maryland Council is pleased to announce Ms. Sheila C. Bair as the Keynote Speaker for the 2015 Rural Summit.  Ms. Bair who was named the 28th president of Washington College, the historic liberal arts college on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, is the former chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and a renowned advocate for financial reform.  Forbes twice named her the second most powerful woman in the world, behind Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel. 

A prolific writer, Bair has written several books.  Her most recent being, “Bullies of Wall Street,” explains how the Great Recession impacted families on a personal level.  Her previous title, “Bull by the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from Itself” became a New York Times bestseller.  Bair is a regular contributor to Fortune and has written three books for children that offer lessons in financial literacy.

 Since stepping down from the FDIC at the end of her term in 2011, Bair has served as a senior advisor to the Pew Charitable Trusts and chaired the Systemic Risk Council, a private sector, non-partisan body of former government officials and financial and legal experts committed to addressing regulatory and structural issues relating to systemic risk in the United States.

The summit’s attendance fee is $50 (includes a plated lunch and evening networking reception). The summit runs from 8:45 AM to 6:00 PM and features a variety of agricultural and rural community development topics.

2015 Rural Summit Agenda

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