University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations
September 16, 2008
Contact: Jennifer Z. Ekman, Office of Public Relations, (251)460-6360
FDIC Chair Sheila Bair to Keynote Coastal Economy Outlook on Sept. 30
Credit Markets, Regulation Focus of Seminar
Sheila Bair
FDIC Chair Sheila Bair
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chair Sheila Bair will keynote the 2008 Coastal Economy Outlook, which will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at the Mobile Convention Center.

The event is sponsored by Envision Coastal Alabama, the University of South Alabama Center for Real Estate Studies, the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance.

Bair will discuss the current credit markets, federal regulations and restrictions and the impact on the Southeastern economy.

In addition to serving as the chair of the FDIC, she is also a member of the FDIC Board of Directors and the dean’s professor of financial regulatory policy for the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Her professional experience also includes service with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the New York Stock Exchange. Bair received a bachelor’s degree from Kansas University and a law degree from Kansas University School of Law.

Other speakers will include Tim Russell, Alabama revenue commissioner; Bill Sisson, vice-president of the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce; Robert Ingram, president and chief executive of the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance; and Dr. Donald Epley, USA distinguished professor of real estate and director of the USA Center for Real Estate Studies.

The registration deadline for the event is Tuesday, Sept. 23. Continuing Education credit is available for attendance.

For more information about the Coastal Economy Outlook visit or Or call (251) 431-6536.

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