This conference is for independent directors at firms with assets above $50 billion that are not designated among the most systemically important. Directors will have the opportunity to network with their peers and senior Federal Reserve System supervisors and to discuss current hot topics. Specifically topics related to governance, cyber security, capital planning and other topics relevant to directors and the industry. Speakers will include experts from across the Federal Reserve System and the financial services industry.
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Ralph Adkins is a Lead Risk Management specialist on the Data, Operational, and Technology Risk team at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He began his career with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in 1990, and transferred to Chicago in 2009.
In his current role, Adkins focuses primarily on internal audit and operational risk management at large financial institutions.
Aiken is the Senior Associate Director over the Supervisory Oversight area in the Division of Supervision and Regulation at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. In this role, Aiken provides senior management oversight to the development of the Board’s supervisory programs and policies for portfolios that include large and foreign banking organizations (excluding LISCC firms), regional and community banking organizations, and savings and loan holding companies. She is also a member of the divisions’ senior leadership team.
Prior to joining Supervisory Oversight Aiken led the risk function, which directs and coordinates Federal Reserve System activities around risk identification and risk monitoring in the banking system. She also previously held leadership roles supporting the LISCC Supervisory portfolio by serving as the co-chair of the monitoring and analysis program and as the co-chair of the Comprehensive Liquidity Analysis and Review (CLAR) Steering Committee. Aiken began her career with the Board in the Risk Policy section, focusing on liquidity policy.
Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in August 2008, Aiken spent 13 years with Bank of America. In her final role with Bank of America she served as a Senior Vice President and Term Funding Desk Manager for the Corporate Treasury area.
Baram is a Director over the Financial Resiliency team within the Risk, Policy and Analysis group at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. She leads a team of risk specialists who conduct assessments of liquidity and capital planning, stress testing, and model risk management practices at large and regional banking organizations. Baram also has lead roles in Federal Reserve System projects and initiatives, including currently co-leading the Horizontal Capital Review for large and noncomplex banking organizations and previously leading the Horizontal Liquidity Review at large banking organizations. Baram is active in outreach activities, presents at industry events and serves as instructor in various Federal Reserve training initiatives.
Baram joined the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in 2011. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, she was a Manager in the Risk Management Advisory practice at Ernst & Young, where she advised a number of large bank clients on meeting regulatory requirements related to Basel II, capital planning and stress testing, recovery and resolution planning, and derivatives reform.
Baram has a MS in Business Administration and has earned the Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Financial Analyst, and Certified Financial Risk Manager designations.
Warner Baxter is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation. During his more than 20-year tenure at Ameren, Baxter has also served in a variety of leadership roles, including Chief Financial Officer and President of Ameren Missouri.
Before joining Ameren in 1995, Baxter served as Senior Manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP national office in New York City, serving as one of the firm’s liaisons with the major accounting standard setting bodies in the United States. From 1983 to 1993, Baxter worked in the firm’s St. Louis office, where he provided auditing and consulting services to clients in a variety of industries, including the energy industry.
Baxter sits on several industry boards including the Edison Electric Institute; he is Chair of the Electric Power Research Institute and serves on the Management Committee of The Edison Foundation's Institute for Electric Innovation. He is Chairman of the Board of the St. Louis Regional Chamber and sits on the Executive Committee of Civic Progress St. Louis. Baxter also serves on the board of U.S. Bancorp. Additional boards he serves include Barnes Jewish Hospital, The Muny, the University of Missouri 100 Board and the University of Missouri–St. Louis Chancellors Council.
Dr. Eric S. Belsky, Ph.D., has served as Director of the Division of Consumer and Community Affairs at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors since August 2014. A specialist in housing finance, economics and policy, Dr. Belsky brings 20 years of experience to the division. He oversees the Federal Reserve’s work in consumer-focused supervision, research and policy analysis, with the aim of promoting a fair and transparent consumer financial services marketplace and effective community development.
Before joining the Federal Reserve Board, he served as Managing Director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Dr. Belsky also held the positions of Director of Housing Finance Research at Fannie Mae, Senior Economist at the National Association of Home Builders, and taught at both Harvard University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. In addition, in 2001 and 2002, Belsky served as Research Director for the bipartisan Millennial Housing Commission established by the Congress of the United States.
Michael Brosnan has been CIT director since November 2016, and also a member of the CIT Bank, N.A. Board of Directors. He previously served as the Examiner-in-Charge for midsize bank supervision in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) from May 2013 to May 2016. Prior to that he was Senior Deputy Comptroller for large bank supervision from December 2010 to April 2013. In addition, he served as a member of the OCC's Executive Committee and the Committee on Bank Supervision.
From 2004 to 2008, Brosnan served in executive management roles at MBNA and Bank of America, including enterprise operational risk executive, global technology and operations, chief administrative office, and supplier risk management organizations of the bank. Brosnan previously served as a compliance executive for Bank of America Card Services, and he oversaw the Operational Risk Management division of MBNA America. Prior to his tenure with MBNA and Bank of America, Brosnan spent 21 years with the OCC. In 2003, he was named Senior National Bank Examiner, the highest honor and designation available to bank examiners.
Mike Coleman is Banking Supervisor of the Corporate Compliance Risk team in the Supervision, Credit and Statistics Administration of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Coleman manages a team of examiners responsible for assessing legal and compliance risk at large and regional banking organizations and examiners responsible for assessing BSA/AML compliance at banking organizations of all sizes in the Fourth District. He served as a Senior Examiner on the team prior to taking on his current role in May 2015.
Coleman returned to the FRB Cleveland in November 2011 after serving as the Director of Regulatory Risk at a regional community bank based in Cincinnati. In this role he was responsible for the execution of the regulatory risk program, including the oversight of AML/BSA, CRA, fraud, regulatory compliance, security, and supporting the evolution and implementation of the bank's enterprise risk management program. These responsibilities included collaborating with senior management to achieve their enterprise risk management responsibilities and participating in the board and management level risk committees.
Prior to joining the FRB Cleveland in 2007, Coleman served in compliance management positions of increasing responsibility at large banks in Cincinnati and Chicago over a 10-year period. These included roles within internal audit, risk management and compliance management. Additionally, he has held positions as an Assistant Examiner in the Community Affairs Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, as well as Loan Officer and Manager of the teller staff at a community bank in Chicago’s west suburbs.
Mike Collins is a Director and member of the Risk Management committee at Comerica Inc. Now retired, he is a former executive with a diverse background in banking, finance and corporate governance who currently serves on public and nonpublic boards of directors. Collins has an extensive history as a banking regulator and leader with a strong background in bank supervision, risk management and controls, and credit management.
Collins began his career with the Federal Reserve System at the Philadelphia Fed in 1974, where he eventually retired as Executive Vice President and Lending Officer in 2011. During his tenure at the bank, he articulated and implemented a strategic vision for the Supervision, Regulation and Credit department. After leaving the Philadelphia Fed, he served in executive leadership roles at TD Bank for two years prior to a series of consulting, advisory and director positions at a variety of institutions, including Higher One Holdings, Bancorp, Blake Collins Group, Lourdes Health System and the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
Neha Contractor is a Supervisory Financial Analyst at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She has over 10 years of experience in information technology and operational risk. Contractor has been with the Board of Governors for six years focused on operational risk within bank supervision. Previously, she was at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago where she was a Risk Specialist Examiner with a primary focus on information technology. Prior to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Contractor spent five years with PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Systems and Process Assurance area focused on internal controls of information technology systems.
At the Board of Governors, Contractor’s primary responsibilities include contributing to a systematic and consistent process for developing, gathering, synthesizing, discussing and responding to System risk information, specifically, operational and information technology risk. In addition, she provides subject matter expertise to System supervisory groups to assist with the evaluation of risk management practices at supervised institutions.
Tom Cunningham serves as a Senior Risk & Policy Advisor and is a member of the Financial Institution Supervision and Credit (FISC) division’s senior leadership team (SLT). In this role, Cunningham works on key System initiatives related to our Large Bank and SIFI portfolios, acts as the FISC representative in our Reserve Bank FOMC preparations, and is a member and key contributor to System Risk Governance & Management Committees. As a member of the Division’s SLT, he provides oversight and direction to the activities within the division, and assists in the establishment of strategic objectives and supervisory priorities.
In 2010, Cunningham was promoted to Vice President and took over responsibility for the Risk Monitoring & Analysis Group, which was comprised of our risk units, and our offsite surveillance and risk analytics functions, and was assigned to his current role in 2015.
Cunningham started his career with the Reserve Bank in 1987 as an Assistant Examiner in the Bank Holding Company Inspections unit and was commissioned as a Federal Reserve Bank Examiner in 1991. He progressed to Senior Examiner and was assigned to the Reserve Bank’s first onsite resident examiner program at Bank of America Corporation after their acquisition of Security Pacific Corporation in the early 1990s. Cunningham left the Reserve Bank in 1993 for the private sector, and re-joined the Reserve Bank in 2006 as the director of the Risk Coordination unit.
Prior to his return to the Reserve Bank in 2006, Cunningham was Senior Vice President at Washington Mutual’s Card Services Division (formerly Providian Financial). There he was responsible for overseeing the Enterprise Risk Management department, and acted as the secretary for the Executive Risk Committee. Prior to Washington Mutual, he was Senior Manager in KPMG’s Financial Risk Management practice and was responsible for driving revenue and managing consulting engagements, specializing in ALLL, credit risk, regulatory risk, and enterprise-wide risk management practices for both domestic and international banking clients.
Joe Davidson is Vice President in the Supervision and Regulation department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Davidson is responsible for the supervision of 7th District state member banks for Consumer Compliance and Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). His responsibilities also include supervision of regional and large bank holding companies, savings and loan holding companies (SLHC) and foreign banking organizations for Consumer Compliance.
Prior to this role, Davidson was Assistant Vice President for Consumer Compliance directing teams responsible for the supervision of portfolios in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and SLHCs, as well as teams of newly hired examiners. He also served as a Managing Examiner over multiple teams, including the training and development of new hires and off-site examination planning and on-going monitoring, encompassing both Safety & Soundness and Compliance & CRA. Prior to joining the Supervision and Regulation department, he started his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago as a an Analyst in the retail payments area.
Christopher Dodds has served as a Senior Advisor at The Carlyle Group, a private equity firm, since 2008. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Charles Schwab Bank. From 1986 to 2007, Dodds held several key positions at The Charles Schwab Corp., including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Dodds brings leadership skills, knowledge of the financial services industry, and financial and accounting experience. He has deep knowledge of the Charles Schwab Corp. and its business, having served as its Chief Financial Officer from 1999 until 2007, and as a director of Charles Schwab Bank since 2007.
Charlie Evans is the ninth President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. In this capacity, he serves on the Federal Open Market Committee, the Federal Reserve System's monetary policymaking body.
Before becoming President in September of 2007, Evans served as Director of Research and Senior Vice President, supervising the Bank's research on monetary policy, banking, financial markets and regional economic conditions. Prior to that, Evans was a Vice President and Senior Economist with responsibility for the macroeconomics research group.
His personal research has focused on measuring the effects of monetary policy on U.S. economic activity, inflation and financial market prices. It has been published in the Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review, Journal of Monetary Economics, Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Handbook of Macroeconomics.
Evans is active in the civic community. He is a Trustee at Rush University Medical Center, a Director of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, a Governing Board member of Econ Illinois and a member of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago and the Kellogg School of Management Global Advisory Board.
Michael Gibson is Director of the Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation at the Federal Reserve Board. As Division Director, he oversees the Federal Reserve’s development of bank regulatory policy and its supervision of banking organizations. He works closely with officials from other U.S. and international government agencies on bank oversight issues.
He formerly served as Deputy Director in the Division of Research and Statistics at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, where he was responsible for overseeing the division’s financial functions. He has worked on research and policy issues related to financial stability, financial markets and derivatives. He has authored articles on value at risk, stress testing, and credit derivatives. He served on the faculty of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business for two years and as a visiting lecturer at Princeton University.
Gibson has a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University.
Dan Gonzalez is Vice President of industry relations for the Federal Reserve’s Customer Relations and Support Office. Gonzalez is responsible for collaborating and engaging with the industry to define and prioritize payments system improvements that advance the speed, efficiency and security of payments from end to end. His accounts include the top 25 financial institutions in the country, as well as payment networks and alternative payment providers.
Gonzalez has spent the last several years working closely with financial institutions on their efforts to migrate payments to electronics and improve the efficiency of the payment system. He has over 25 years of experience in payments, sales, marketing and management in the financial services industry.
After teaching school for five years, Jewell Hoover enjoyed a 28-year career with the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). She retired in 2003 as a senior bank regulatory official. In this capacity, she was Deputy Comptroller for the OCC’s Western District where she was a senior level spokesperson for the agency and helped to develop policy, systems and programs to achieve agency goals. In addition to overseeing a multi-million dollar budget, her responsibilities included developing working relationships with banking officials, trade associations as well as FDIC and Federal Reserve Bank officials on a senior executive level.
After retirement, she was the Principal of Hoover and Associates LLC, a bank consulting firm. A broad array of services was provided by the firm including strategic planning, bank director education and expert opinions for litigated matters on banking law. She closed her bank consulting firm in 2014.
Hoover is a member of the Board of Directors for Fifth Third Bank, where she is Chair of the Risk Committee; board member and secretary/treasurer for AARP; board member and treasurer for The Foundation for the Carolinas; and on the Board of Advisors for the University of North Carolina Center for Banking and Finance and American Association for Bank.
Hoover is a graduate of West Virginia State College with a B.S. in Business Education and an M.A. from the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies in Educational Administration and Supervision.
Chris Inglis is currently a distinguished visiting professor of cyber studies at the U.S. Naval Academy. He previously served for 28 years at the National Security Agency (NSA) as a Computer Scientist and Operational Manager, retiring in 2014 as the Agency’s Deputy Director and Senior Civilian Leader. In this role, he acted as the NSA’s Chief Operating Officer responsible for guiding and directing strategies, operations and policy.
Prior to joining the NSA, Inglis had nine years of active duty service as an officer and pilot in the U.S. Air Force, followed by 21 years with the Air National Guard, from which he retired as a Brigadier General. His military service included command at the squadron, group and joint force headquarters and he holds a command pilot rating. He currently co-chairs a Department of Defense Science Board study on strategic cyber capabilities. He is a member of the U.S. Strategic Command’s Strategic Advisory Group and leads its Intelligence Panel. He is member of the National Intelligence University’s Board of Visitors and is a director of FedEx Inc. and KEYW Corp.
Michael Johnson is an Executive Vice President in the Supervision and Regulation Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. In this role, he oversees the Sixth District’s supervision of state member banks, bank and financial holding companies, and U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banking operations. Johnson has spent his entire career with the Federal Reserve System and served in a number of leadership roles within banking supervision, including Senior Vice President at the Atlanta Fed and Vice President and Managing Director of the large institutions group at the San Francisco Fed. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Vice President and Director of the risk monitoring and analysis group. He began his career at the Dallas Fed, where he spent 10 years in bank supervision.
A collaborative leader, Johnson’s experience in nearly all business lines and support functions in supervision and regulation has afforded him a broad perspective and continues to inform his belief that there are many different approaches to reach a common goal.
In addition to his Atlanta Fed responsibilities, Johnson serves on the System’s Supervision Committee and as co-chair of the Large Banking Organizations Management Group.
Cathy Langlois is Vice President in the Risk Specialist Division at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. In this role, she is in charge of risk teams with responsibility for district oversight of Market and Liquidity, Operational and IT, BSA/AML, Data, Controls & Fraud, Corporate Governance, Policy, and Technology Training. She has served in this role since April 2017.
Prior to that, she was Vice President in the Large, Regional, and Specialized Institutions Division where she was responsible for developing and implementing operational and supervisory efficiencies, essentially serving as the division’s chief operating officer.
Langlois previously served as Assistant Vice President of the Talent Management group in Supervision and Regulation at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. In this role, Langlois was responsible for oversight of business operations (performance management, compensation, employee relations, onboarding/offboarding, space planning, succession planning, business continuity), training and development, and department communications.
Prior to that, Langlois held several roles in large bank supervision and risk specialist divisions within Supervision and Regulation. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2003, Langlois worked in International Tax and Transfer Pricing consulting for PricewaterhouseCoopers for six years. She started her career with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in 1994 in the Supervision and Regulation department as an examiner.
Langlois holds an MA in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University and a BA in French and Economics from the University of Illinois.
Jean-Marc Moriani is the founding partner and CEO of JM Conseil, an independent consulting firm providing expert advice to banks, asset managers and financial institutions. He was previously deputy Chief Executive Officer and Global Head of Corporate and Investment Banking for Natixis.
Moriani began his banking career with Crédit Lyonnais where he held various management positions including, U.S. head for the Structured Finance and Financial Institutions group, Head of Risk, Finance, Audit and Administration for the International division, Global Head of Worldwide Business Lines, Chief Executive Officer of Crédit Lyonnais Americas, and then Chief Executive Officer of Calyon (now CACIB – Americas) following the merger of Crédit Lyonnais and Crédit Agricole.
Moriani holds a degree in Economics from the University of Paris, Pantheon Sorbonne, and an engineering degree from Ecole Centrale de Paris.
Michael Moskow is the Vice Chair and Distinguished Fellow, Global Economy at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. From 1994-2007, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. In that capacity, he was a member of the Federal Open Market Committee.
Since leaving the Federal Reserve, Moskow joined the boards of directors of Discover Financial Services, CityBase, Commonwealth Edison, the National Futures Association, Northern Funds, Taylor Capital Group, and Diamond Management & Technology Consultants. He is a member of the advisory boards to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Edgewater Funds, and Promontory Financial Group.
He began his career teaching economics, labor relations, and management at Temple University, Lafayette College, and Drexel University. From 1969 to 1977, he held a number of senior positions with the U.S. government, including Undersecretary of Labor at the U.S. Department of Labor, Director of the Council on Wage and Price Stability, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Senior Staff Economist with the Council of Economic Advisers.
Moskow is active in numerous professional and civic organizations. He is Chairman of the Japan America Society of Chicago, former Chairman of the Economic Club of Chicago, and serves as a Director of World Business Chicago. He is a board member and former Chairman of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He is also an Emeritus Trustee of Lafayette College.
Chris Owen was appointed in January 2016 as the executive responsible for managing TD's interests and activities related to blockchain. This is a new role specifically created to bring focus and executive attention to the opportunities enabled by blockchain technology and distributed ledgers. Owen watches over TD's blockchain investment portfolio, which includes a wide variety of transformative business and technical initiatives.
During his 30-plus year career in IT, Owen has spent much of his time operating as a consultant and executive, representing firms such as IBM, Mutual of New York, and KPMG/BearingPoint. He's developed deep competency in a wide variety of disciplines and domains, ranging from systems engineering and technical sales to strategy consulting and business architecture. He was exposed to many industries early in his career, but chose to focus on financial services, specifically banking and insurance.
Owen first joined TD in 2008 to lead an initiative within TD's U.S. M&A program. He went on to play a leadership role in creating TD's Direct Channels TS organization, which delivers electronic channel solutions shared across all of TD's business divisions and customers. He's provided executive oversight for a number of large IT programs. Most recently, he held the position as Vice President and Head of the Office of the CIO, where he championed TD's IT strategy refresh and launched the follow-on program designed specifically to accelerate the transition from strategy to execution.
John Plazek is a Principal Examiner in the Supervision and Regulation Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. He joined the Federal Reserve in 1996 and has served in a number of roles within the Federal Reserve System, primarily focused on information technology and operational risk. Plazek has been an IT and operational Risk Specialist Examiner for multiple large banking organization, and has led examinations both domestically and internationally.
Plazek has served on multiple Federal Reserve and Federal Financial Institution Examination Council (FFIEC) initiatives including the development of the FFIEC Business Continuity Booklet. In 2014 he worked with the FFIEC’s Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Working Group, which developed the FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment Tool.
Plazek holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA in Accounting and Finance from Duquesne University. Plazek is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor.
Jerome Powell took office as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on May 25, 2012, to fill an unexpired term. He was reappointed and sworn in on June 16, 2014, for a term ending January 31, 2028.
Prior to his appointment to the Board, Powell was a visiting scholar at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C., where he focused on federal and state fiscal issues. From 1997 through 2005, he was a partner at The Carlyle Group.
Powell served as an Assistant Secretary and as Undersecretary of the Treasury under President George H.W. Bush, with responsibility for policy on financial institutions, the Treasury debt market, and related areas. Prior to joining the administration, he worked as a lawyer and investment banker in New York City.
In addition to service on corporate boards, Powell has served on the boards of charitable and educational institutions, including the Bendheim Center for Finance at Princeton University and The Nature Conservancy of Washington, D.C., and Maryland.
David Ratcliffe has been a director since 2011. Ratcliffe retired in December 2010 as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Company, one of America’s largest producers of electricity, a position he held since 2004.
From 1999 until 2004, Ratcliffe was President and Chief Executive Officer of Georgia Power, Southern Company’s largest subsidiary. Prior to becoming President and Chief Executive Officer of Georgia Power in 1999, Ratcliffe served as Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer.
Jay Song is a Senior Analyst in the Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) Compliance section at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Song works on policy issues involving BSA/AML and Office of Foreign Assets (OFAC) compliance, provides oversight for the BSA/AML and OFAC supervision programs of Federal Reserve Banks and assists with interagency coordination.
Previously, Song was a Senior Bank Examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He has also worked at large financial institutions where he helped prepare reports to the bank’s board of directors. He is a graduate of Brown University.
Richard Spillenkothen joined the Santander Holdings USA, Inc. Board in June 2015, where he is the Chairman of the Risk Committee and a member of the Compensation and Executive committees. He is also a Director of Santander Bank, N.A., and a member of the Risk and Audit committees. He served from 2013 to 2015 as a member of the Board, Risk, and Audit committees of Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), and from 2007 to 2011 as a Director and Senior Adviser in Deloitte and Touche's Regulatory, Risk Management, and Capital Markets consulting practices.
Prior to entering the private sector, Spillenkothen had a career of over 30 years at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and served as Director of the Federal Reserve Board’s Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation from 1991 to 2006. In this capacity, Spillenkothen was the senior Federal Reserve Board staff official with responsibility for banking supervision and regulation policy. He also coordinated financial institution supervisory policy with other federal, state and foreign banking authorities, and with the international supervisory coordinating bodies.
Previously, Spillekothen served on the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision from 1992 to 2006, and he was the Chairman of the Board of the Association of Supervisors of Banks of the Americas from 2003 until 2006.
Julie Williams is Senior Vice President in the Supervision and Regulation department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Williams is responsible for the Large, Specialized, and Regional Institutions division, which includes the Seventh District’s largest bank holding companies, foreign banking organizations, savings and loan holding companies and financial market utilities. She is involved in multiple Federal Reserve System initiatives. Currently, she is serving on several committees and work groups, including the System’s financial market utilities supervision committee and the large and regional banking organization management groups.
Prior to joining the Large, Specialized and Regional Institutions division, Williams was responsible for the supervision of community banks. Her responsibilities also included supervision of regional and large banking organizations for Consumer Compliance. During her tenure at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Williams also served as Assistant Vice President directing examiner teams responsible for safety and soundness, foreign banking organization supervision, and country analyses focusing on Canada and the Nordic countries. Williams began her career at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago as the manager of the Bank Secrecy/Anti-Money Laundering Examination team in 2003.
Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Williams worked as an Associate with the bank consulting firm of Regulatory Compliance Associates, Inc., served as a National Bank Examiner with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and held various positions within a regional financial institution including Loan Officer, Commercial Credit Analyst, and Marketing Director.
Dean Yoost is a board member of both MUFG Union Bank and Pacific Life Insurance Company. He is also one of three members of the advisory board of American Honda Finance Corporation. He previously served as a board member of two NYSE-listed companies.
Yoost is a founder and serves as the Chairman of the Corporate Directors Roundtable of Orange County. He also is a board member of the National Association of Corporate Directors in Southern California. Additionally, he is a trustee and a member of the Executive Committee of the University of California Irvine's Foundation.
Yoost retired as a Partner after 33 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he held numerous client service and firm leadership positions. During this period, he lived and worked in Tokyo and Beijing for 16 years serving the needs of global clients and establishing and building the firm's businesses. He was elected as a Director for four years to the 18-partner global oversight board of PwC International Limited, the top governing body of the global network of firms. At his retirement, Yoost was the firm's Managing Partner in Orange County, Calif., and the Regional Leader of its advisory services practice.
The dress code for the conference is business casual. Please note, the temperature in the conference center varies but tends to be cooler.
From Midway Airport?
Take Cicero Avenue North to the Stevenson Expressway (I-55 East) to exit 292A for I-90 W/I-94 W toward W Ryan Expressway/Wisconsin. Merge onto I-90W/I-94W. Take exit 51H for I-290W toward W Eisenhower Expressway/Western Suburbs. Keep right and follow signs for Congress Parkway/Chicago Loop and merge onto I-290E. Keep to the right and exit Franklin Street (Wacker Drive and Franklin Street share the exit, stay right). Continue North on Franklin for two blocks and turn right onto Jackson Blvd. Continue on Jackson Blvd two blocks to LaSalle Street. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is on the Northwest corner of the LaSalle Street and Jackson Boulevard intersection.
From O’Hare Airport
Take the Kennedy Expressway (I-90 East) to Downtown Chicago (I-90 East will turn into I90/94). Exit at Monroe Street. Turn left onto Monroe Street and travel 9 blocks to LaSalle Street. Turn right onto LaSalle Street and continue to Jackson Boulevard. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is on the Northwest corner of the LaSalle Street and Jackson Boulevard intersection.
From the South
Take the Dan Ryan Expressway to I-94W. Keep right and follow signs for Congress Parkway/Chicago Loop and merge onto I-290E. Keep to the right and exit Franklin Street (Wacker Drive and Franklin Street share the exit, stay right). Continue North on Franklin for two blocks and turn right onto Jackson Blvd. Continue on Jackson Blvd two blocks to LaSalle Street. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is on the Northwest corner of the LaSalle Street and Jackson Boulevard intersection.
From the North
Take the Edens Expressway (I-94) to the Kennedy Expressway (I-90 East) to Downtown Chicago (I-90 East will turn into I90/94). Exit at Monroe Street. Turn left onto Monroe Street and travel 9 blocks to LaSalle Street. Turn right onto LaSalle Street and continue to Jackson Boulevard. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is on the Northwest corner of the LaSalle Street and Jackson Boulevard intersection.
Public Transportation Options
Chicago CTA – The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates the nation's second largest public transportation system, and provides both rail and bus service.
From O’Hare Airport
The travel time is approximately 40-45 minutes, and costs $5.00 from O’Hare to Downtown, $2.25 from Downtown to O’Hare. While in the airport, follow the signs "CTA Trains" or "Trains to City." Take the Blue Line towards Forest Park, and exit at the Jackson stop. Walk two blocks West on Jackson Boulevard to LaSalle Street. FRBC is located on the Northwest corner of the LaSalle and Jackson intersection.
From Midway Airport
The travel time is approximately 40-45 minutes, and costs $2.25 each way. While in the airport follow the signs to “CTA Trains” or “Trains to City.” An Orange Line painted on the ground will act as a guide. Take the Orange Line towards Loop/Downtown, and exit at the Quincy stop. Walk South on Wells Street to Jackson Boulevard and turn left on Jackson Boulevard. FRBC spans the entire block of Jackson Boulevard between Wells and LaSalle Streets, with the main entrance on LaSalle Street.
Metra Commuter Rail
Metra provides commuter rail service to the suburbs of Chicago.
Other Transportation Resources
GO Airport Express provides shuttle service to/from O’Hare and Midway International Airports. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance. The price range is $25-$30 one way and $48-$58 roundtrip and can take anywhere from 30-60 minutes depending on traffic.
All major car rental companies are available at O’Hare and Midway airports. Following are car rental companies with locations nearby the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
201 West Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60606
714 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
181 West Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602
Parking is available at the Tower Self Park Garage located at 211 W. Adams Street (corner of Wells and Adams Streets).
Chicago Visitor Information
For detailed visitor information on Chicago’s hotels, restaurants, local attractions, and sightseeing opportunities, guests may use the iPad kiosks in the conference center while on-site or visit ChooseChicago.