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Advisory Committee Member Biography - Mark W. Olson

Photo of Mark OlsonMark W. Olson is Chairman of Treliant Risk Advisors. Mr. Olson joined Treliant Risk Advisors after three years as Chairman of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, five years as a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and the Federal Open Market Committee, and after serving as staff director of the Securities Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. Mr. Olson is also a past President of the American Bankers Association. Mr. Olson spent more than a decade as a partner with Ernst & Young LLP (formerly Arthur Young & Company), where he became national director of the financial services Regulatory Consulting Practice.

Mark began his career at First Bank System (now U.S. Bancorp) after which he served in Washington, DC as Legislative Director in the office of Congressman Bill Frenzel (R-MN). In 1976 he was named President and CEO of Security State Bank, a Minnesota community institution founded by his father. He served as President and CEO of Security State Bank until joining Ernst & Young in 1988.

In addition to his Treliant responsibilities, Mr. Olson is a member of Ernst & Young’s Global Advisory Board, the University of Maryland Advisory Board for Financial Policy, and the Economic Club of Minnesota.

Mr. Olson holds a BA in economics from Saint Olaf College in Minnesota and was named a Distinguished Alumnus in 2003.

Last Updated 09/22/2015

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