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Esther George, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, will be part of a question and answer forum about the role of the Red and the state of the U.S. economy Thursday in Vail.
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Who: Esther George (speaker) and Richard Bard (moderator).

What: Speaking Financially Part 3.

When: Thursday. Reception at 5:30 p.m., presentation at 6 p.m.

Where: The Sonnenalp Hotel.

How much: $25 in advance (before 2 p.m. Thursday), $35 at the door, $10 students, teachers, and VVYPA members. Call 970-476-0954 or visit vailsymposium.org for tickets or more information

VAIL — On Thursday, the Vail Symposium’s winter season will come to a close with the final Hot Topics Speaking Financially program. Richard Bard will sit down with Esther George in a discussion and Q&A forum to examine the role of the Federal Reserve and the state of the U.S. economy. Previous speakers of the series have included Phil Town, who spoke in December, and last week Richard Wobbekind, who sat down with Bard in a similar forum.

George is the president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and a member of the Federal Open Market Committee, which has authority over U.S. monetary policy. She joined the Fed in 1982 and served much of her career in the Division of Supervision and Risk Management. She is also the former chair of the Federal Reserve’s System’s Community Banking Organizations Management Group and has also served as the acting director of the Federal Reserve’s Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C.

George is a native of Missouri. Beyond the 10th Federal reserve District, she hosts the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s annual Jackson Hole Economic Symposium.

LIVELY DISCUSSION

In a Q&A style presentation, moderated by Bard, former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, George will discuss her experience with overseeing the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, which covers the 10th District of the Federal Reserve — Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming and portions of Missouri and New Mexico. The Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City is the second largest district behind the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

This should be a lively discussion among peers. The state of the U.S. economy has constantly been a hot topic issue following the economic downturn of 2008. The forum is uniquely designed to give audience members exclusive insight into the U.S. economy and what affect a Federal Reserve Bank has on its district. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of George, in addition to the first-hand discussion of economic hot topic issues.

SHARING KNOWLEDGE

This will be the last opportunity to attend a Vail Symposium program until June. It promises to be a special event with important economic issues on the table. George will share her knowledge and expertise with attendees in this Speaking Financially program and, together with Bard, will shed some light on the current state of the U.S. economy and discuss the impact the Federal Reserve Bank has on our state and community.

Tickets to Speaking Financially Part 3 with Esther George are available for purchase online at http://www.vailsymposium.org or by calling 970-476-0954.


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