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Federal Reserve District President to Speak at UW May 7


May 2, 2012 — Esther George, the new president and CEO of the 10th Federal Reserve District in Kansas City, Mo., will speak at 3:15 p.m. Monday, May 7, in the University of Wyoming College of Business.

Registration, which begins at 2:45 p.m., is required. Cost is $25 per person. People may also register by visiting the website at www.wyomingbusinessalliance.com. Click on the PayPal button and indicate "Laramie Session" when submitting payment. A reception, at 4:30 p.m., follows George's presentation.

This will be one of three speaking events in Wyoming for George, who is making her first trip to the Cowboy State.  She will be in Cheyenne earlier in the day, and she will visit Casper May 8. The events are part of the Wyoming Business Alliance's first of three 2012 Economic Indicator Tours.

"Having Esther George speaking at the College of Business/Business Alliance May 7 program is a tremendous opportunity for Laramie and the University of Wyoming. We are especially grateful for her visit to Wyoming," says Brent Hathaway, UW College of Business dean.

An economic indicators panel, involving overviews of the Laramie and southeast Wyoming economy, will follow George's presentation. Panelists include Gary Negich, First Interstate Bank; Carol Dozier, Ivinson Memorial Hospital; and Kermit Brown, Albany County state representative. Hathaway will be the panel's moderator.

George became the 10th Federal Reserve District president last October and, before that, was the bank's first vice president. She also served as the acting director of the Federal Reserve's Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation. George has been responsible for the district's 170 state-chartered member banks and nearly 1,000 bank and financial holding companies.

"Esther George will be a great federal reserve bank president," says Mark Zaback, a board member of the 10th Federal Reserve Bank and president of Jonah 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."

Program sponsors include Ivinson Memorial Hospital, Rocky Mountain Power, UW College of Business, Wyoming State Bank and the Wyoming Business Council. Supporting organizations include the Laramie Chamber of Commerce, Laramie Economic Development Corporation and the Wyoming Business Report.

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