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Federal Reserve Bank officer addresses the financial crisis to kick off Distinguished Speaker Series

LaVaughn Henry is vice president and senior regional officer for Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

10/06/11

The Williams College of Business launches its Distinguished Speaker Series with a presentation by LaVaughn M. Henry, PhD, vice president and senior regional officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Cincinnati Branch. Henry’s topic is “Lessons Learned: Monetary Policy and its Role in Addressing the Financial Crisis of 2008 and the Recovery from the Great Recession."

Henry is speaking on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Duff Banquet Hall in the Cintas Center.
Attendance for this event is limited and made available through the sponsorship of PNC Bank, which also provides funding for student and faculty development. Registration is available online through Oct. 7 at www.xavier.edu/dss. For more information please call 513-745-4272.

Henry joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland as vice president and senior regional officer for the bank’s Cincinnati Branch Office in August 2009. Prior to joining the Fed, he was director of regional communications at Fannie Mae and assistant regional manager for government affairs at Ford Motor Company. Henry has served in senior economic positions with the Budget Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Federal Housing Finance Agency. He is also active in the community, participating in numerous organizations including the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, serving as a member the board of directors.

Henry is a member of the Economic Advisory Panel of Xavier University and the Harvard Club of Cincinnati. He has several professional memberships including the National Association for Business Economics. 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, Mo.

Xavier’s Distinguished Speaker Series, presented by PNC Bank, brings top-level business, academic and political leaders to campus to discuss world issues, introduce new ideas, generate discussion and further the educational mission of Xavier. Previous distinguished speakers include: Robert Castellini, chairman of Castellini Co. and CEO of the Cincinnati Reds; A.G. Lafley, former president and CEO of Procter & Gamble; 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.