LaVaughn M. Henry, PhD, Vice President and Senior Regional Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Cincinnati Branch will speak at Xavier University on Wednesday, October 19 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in Duff Banquet Hall located in Xavier’s Cintas Center. This is the first presentation for the Williams College of Business Distinguished Speakers Series for the 2011-2012 academic year. Dr. Henry will speak on “Lessons Learned: Monetary Policy and its Role in Addressing the Financial Crisis of 2008 and the Recovery from the Great Recession.” The Distinguished Speakers Series is presented by PNC.
Attendance for this event is limited and made available through PNC’s sponsorship, which also provides funding for student and faculty development. Registration is available online through October 7th at www.xavier.edu/dss. For more information please call 513-745-4272.
Dr. LaVaughn M. Henry joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland as vice president and senior regional officer for the Bank’s Cincinnati Branch Office, in August of 2009. He builds and maintains a strong presence and reputation for the Bank throughout central and southern Ohio and eastern Kentucky. He has diverse experience in the private and public sectors. Prior to joining the Fed, he was senior director of market economics and risk analysis at PMI Group, one of the nation’s largest mortgage insurers. He has held positions as director of regional communications at Fannie Mae and assistant regional manager for government affairs at Ford Motor Company. Henry served in senior economic positions with the Budget Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the FDIC’s Resolution Trust Corporation, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he led consulting engagements with the Federal Housing Administration. Active in the community, he is a member of the board of directors of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, the Homeownership Center of Greater Cincinnati, and the Brighton Center Project of Northern Kentucky. He is a member of the Economic Advisory Panel of Xavier University, the Regional Stewardship Council of Northern Kentucky, the Leadership Council of Kentucky State University, and the Harvard Club of Cincinnati. His professional memberships include the National Association for Business Economics, the American Economic Association, and the International Association of Business Communicators. He earned doctoral and master’s degrees in economics from Harvard University, and a bachelor’s degree from Rockhurst University, in his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri.
Xavier’s Distinguished Speakers Series brings top-level business, academic and political leaders to campus to discuss world issues, introduce new ideas, generate discussion and further the education mission of Xavier. Students, faculty, alumni and members of the community have the opportunity to interact with each speaker. Previous Distinguished Speakers include: Robert Castellini, chairman of Castellini Co. and CEO of the Cincinnati Reds, former Procter & Gamble President and CEO A.G. Lafley, E.W. Scripps President and CEO Kenneth Lowe, Ellyn McColgan, president of Fidelity Brokerage Company, Sara Mathew, president and COO of Dun & Bradstreet, and current Procter & Gamble president and CEO Bob McDonald.