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Board of Directors - Jelena McWilliams

Jelena  McWilliams the 21st Chairman of the FDICJelena McWilliams is the 21st Chairman of the FDIC.  She was nominated by President Donald J. Trump on November 30, 2017, and confirmed by the Senate on May 24, 2018, to serve a six-year term on the FDIC Board of Directors, and designated as Chairman for a term of five years. 

Ms. McWilliams was Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and Corporate Secretary for Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Prior to joining Fifth Third Bank, Ms. McWilliams worked in the United States Senate for six years, most recently as Chief Counsel and Deputy Staff Director with the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, and previously as Assistant Chief Counsel with the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee.  From 2007 to 2010, Ms. McWilliams served as an attorney at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.  Before entering public service, she practiced corporate and securities law at Morrison & Foerster LLP in Palo Alto, California, and Hogan & Hartson LLP (now Hogan Lovells LLP) in Washington, D.C. 

Ms. McWilliams graduated with highest honors from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.S. in political science, and earned her law degree from U.C. Berkeley School of Law.

Speeches & Testimony
November 28, 2018 Keynote Remarks by Jelena McWilliams, Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, to 2018 Annual Conference of The Clearing House (TCH) and Bank Policy Institute (BPI)
November 20, 2018 Statement by Jelena McWilliams, Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Proposed changes to applicability thresholds for regulatory capital requirements and liquidity requirements
November 16, 2018 Remarks by Jelena McWilliams, Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Thirteenth Annual Community Bankers Symposium "Back to Basics"; Chicago, Illinois
November 15, 2018 Remarks by Jelena McWilliams, Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, at The Office of Financial Research and the University of Michigan's Center on Finance, Law, and Policy Fourth Annual Financial Stability Conference; Washington, D.C.
November 13, 2018 Remarks by Jelena McWilliams, Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, "Fintech and the New Financial Landscape"; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
October 18, 2018 Remarks by Jelena McWilliams, Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, "A Call to Action: Why We Need Effective Deposit Insurance Systems" at the 2018 IADI Annual Conference and 17th Annual General Meeting; Basel, Switzerland
October 15, 2018

Remarks by Jelena McWilliams, Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: "Preparing for Cross-border Resolution Together" at the Single Resolution Board Conference; Brussels, Belgium

October 3, 2018 Remarks by Jelena McWilliams, Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: "Trust through Transparency" at the Federal Reserve System, Conference of State Bank Supervisors, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 2018 Community Banking in the 21st Century Research and Policy Conference; St. Louis, MO
October 2, 2018 Statement of Jelena McWilliams, Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on the Implementation of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; U.S. Senate
August 23, 2018 Chairman Jelena McWilliams’ Opening Statement Second Quarter 2018 Quarterly Banking Profile
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