Thursday, March 27, 2014

Former FDIC chair to speak at April 6 Saint Mary’s event

WINONA, Minn. — Each year, the Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership sponsors a forum that brings an internationally renowned leader to Saint Mary’s University’s Twin Cities campus for a keynote address. This year, the keynote address will be live-streamed to Saint Mary’s Winona campus on Tuesday, April 8.

The public is invited to hear the Honorable Sheila Bair, former chair of the FDIC during the Great Recession. Bair is an exceptional leader, speaker and commentator on the fiscal health of the United States and beyond, and was named the second most powerful woman in the World by Forbes magazine in 2008. Her address is titled “Main Street vs. Wall Street and the New Financial Paradigm.”

In addition, Chris Policinski, CEO of Land O’Lakes, will be awarded the Hendrickson Medal for Ethical Leadership. The event will be moderated by Fred de Sam Lazaro, director of SMU’s Under-Told Stories Project and a correspondent for PBS NewsHour.

The community is invited to watch the event live in three locations at SMU: Page Theatre, Room 9 of the Toner Student Center, or the Common Room, located on the third floor of Saint Mary’s Hall.
The full event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The welcoming remarks and presentation of the Hendrickson Medal for Ethical Leadership will occur between 11:30 and 11:50 a.m. Bair’s remarks will take place from approximately 12:10-1:15 p.m. (There is a break in the event from 11:50 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.)

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