Esther George, the new President and CEO of the Tenth Federal Reserve District in Kansas City will be coming to Wyoming to Speak in Cheyenne, Laramie, and Casper on Monday and Tuesday, May 7th- 8th. Ms. George became president on October 1st and this is her first official visit to Wyoming. Prior to her becoming president she was the bank's first vice-president and also served as the acting director of the Federal Reserve's Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation. She has been responsible for the District's 170 state-chartered member banks and nearly 1000 bank and financial holding companies.
"Esther George will be a great federal reserve bank president," said Mark Zaback, a board member of the Tenth Federal Reserve Bank and President of Jonan Bank of Wyoming. "She understands the region and is the right person in these challenging times. She also is very much looking forward to hearing comments from various Wyoming panel speakers regarding local economic conditions."
Ms. George will be speaking in Laramie at the University Of Wyoming College Of Business on Tuesday, May 7, 2012. Registration begins at 2:45 PM; the Program at 3:15 PM with a Reception at 4:30 PM. The cost is $25.00 per person. Register by going to www.wyomingbusinessalliance.com, click on the PayPal button. Please indicate Laramie Session when submitting payment.
According to Brent Hathaway, Dean of the College of Business, "Having Esther George speaking at the University/Business Alliance May 7th program is a tremendous opportunity for Laramie and the University of Wyoming. We are especially grateful for her visit to Wyoming."
Following Esther George's presentation will be an Economic Indicators Panel involving overviews of the Laramie and Southeast Wyoming economy. These panelists will include Gary Negich, First Interstate Bank; Carol Dozier, Ivinson Memorial Hospital; and Kermit Brown, State Representative. The moderator will be Dr. Brent Hathaway, Dean of the College of Business of the University of Wyoming. The Wyoming Business Alliance Steering Committee Host is Robert Aylward, University of Wyoming. Sponsors for the program include Ivinson Memorial Hospital, Rocky Mountain Power, University of Wyoming College of Business, Wyoming State Bank, and the Wyoming Business Council. Supporting organizations include the Laramie Chamber of Commerce and Laramie Economic Development Corporation, as well as the Wyoming Business Report.
The three speaking events in Wyoming represent the Wyoming Business Alliance's first of three 2012 Economic Indicator Tours. Tours Two and Three will feature Lori Cameron, President of the US Energy Council on May 15th-16th (Gillette, Sheridan, Worland and Cody) and Ernie Goss, Ph.D., Creighton University on May 21st-23rd (Riverton, Jackson, Pinedale, Rock Springs, and Saratoga