Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President to Lead Town Hall Discussion at UM

October 04, 2016

MISSOULA – Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari will host a town hall discussion about the economy and the role of the Federal Reserve at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in the University Center North Ballroom at the University of Montana.

After opening remarks by UM President Royce Engstrom, Kashkari will ask questions about the risks big banks pose, investigate the role of the Federal Reserve and detail his major initiative to address the “Too Big to Fail” issue in the current economic climate. The discussion will be moderated by Washington Companies President and CEO Lawrence Simkins.

As president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Kashkari serves on the Federal Open Market Committee, bringing the bank's Ninth District’s perspective to monetary policy discussions in Washington, D.C.

In addition to his responsibilities as a monetary policymaker, Kashkari oversees bank operations, including supervision and regulation, and payments services. He previously worked as an aerospace engineer, served as assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and ran as a gubernatorial candidate in the state of California in 2014. In 2009, he received the Alexander Hamilton Award, the Treasury Department’s highest honor for distinguished service.

The town hall discussion at UM is free and open to the public, and a light reception will precede the event. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP for the event by filling out the online registration form at http://hs.umt.edu/hs/rsvp/default.php.

For more information contact Ian Withrow, media and information coordinator with the College of Humanities and Sciences, at 406-243-2683 or email ian.withrow@mso.umt.edu.

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Contact: Ian Withrow, media and information coordinator, College of Humanities and Sciences, 406-243-2683, ian.withrow@mso.umt.edu.