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FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion (ComE-IN) Meeting - Presenter Biographies
FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion
(ComE-IN) Meeting - October 24, 2007 - Presenter Biographies
Paul Dwyer has been Chief Executive Officer of Viamericas since its founding. Prior to founding Viamericas, Mr. Dwyer was a partner with the Latin American Practice Group of the Washington, D.C. based law firm Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, one of the leading U.S. law firms practicing in the Latin American region. While a partner in that practice, Mr. Dwyer had first chair responsibility for a wide range of financing and acquisition transactions in Latin America. Prior to joining Wilmer, Mr. Dwyer practiced law with Rogers & Wells (now part of Clifford Chance), and as an internal counsel at the Inter-American Investment Corporation. Mr. Dwyer received his undergraduate degree at Tufts University in Latin American Studies, summa cum laude; his Masters degree in international business and Western Hemisphere diplomatic history at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; and his Juris Doctor at Harvard Law School. Mr. Dwyer was born in Honduras and is fluent in Spanish.is the Deputy Superintendent of the New York State Banking Department. She oversees the Licensed Financial Services Division which is charged with supervisory responsibility for licensing and regulating six distinct financial service industries including: Licensed Lenders, Licensed Cashers of Checks, Sales Finance Companies, Insurance Premium Finance Agencies, Budget Planners and Transmitters of Money. CPA/MBA/MPA, joined the Banking Department in 1991 as a senior bank examiner. Currently Deputy Superintendent of Licensed Financial Services Division (LFSD) which supervises and examines six industries: money transmitters, check cashers, budget planners, licensed lenders, sales finance companies, and premium finance agencies. A frequent speaker and trainer on money service businesses (MSBs) issues, including developing an on-line course with the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) on MSB licensing, supervision and examination..
is a senior associate at the
Dialogue, where he serves as executive director of the
Remittances and Rural Development project funded by the Multilateral
Investment Fund of the
Development Bank and the
UN International Fund
for Agricultural Development. Mr. Orozco is chair of Central America and
the Caribbean at the U.S. Foreign Service Institute and senior researcher at
the Institute for the
Study of International Migration at Georgetown University. Mr. Orozco
taught political science at the University of Akron, Ohio, and international
relations in Costa Rica. Mr. Orozco holds a Ph.D. in political science from the
University of Texas at Austin, masters in public administration and Latin
American studies, and a B.A. in international relations from the National
University of Costa Rica. Currently a member of the Research Consortium on
Joseph Coleman, President, Rite Check Financial Service Centers, Chairman, Joint Industry Committee. Mr. Coleman is a financial industry expert and highly sought after speaker on the topics of providing financial services to unbanked and underbanked consumers, the role of Financial Service Centers, and financial industry alliances. Mr. Coleman was a featured speaker at the CFSI Inaugural Conference on the Underbanked, has testified at numerous government hearings and was recently featured in the Associated Press feature on the unbanked American population.
Patricia J. Cirillo,
Ph.D., President, Cypress Research Group.
Ms. Cirillo founded Cypress Research
Group in 1997, with the goal of marrying strong project management with the
highest level scientific principles. Her expertise in sampling and
statistical analysis is grounded in her doctoral coursework and laboratory
training in complex neural systems.
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