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FDIC Appoints Barbara A. Ryan Associate Director of Division of Insurance and Research

PR-12-2005 (2-22-2005)
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Frank Gresock (202) 898-6634

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chairman Don Powell has announced the appointment of Barbara A. Ryan as Associate Director of the FDIC's Division of Insurance and Research. She assumed her new post today.

In her new position, Ms. Ryan will lead the division's Regional Operations Branch in analyzing risks affecting the banking industry.

"Barbara Ryan brings a wealth of financial industry experience to the FDIC," said Art Murton, Director of the Division of Insurance and Research. "She will be a valuable addition to our risk-analysis team."

Ms. Ryan joins the FDIC from Fannie Mae, where she served as Vice President for Corporate Strategy responsible for analyzing competitive and industry trends and emerging risks in mortgage and financial markets. Prior to her work at Fannie Mae, Ms. Ryan was Senior Economist and Vice President at Capital Economics in Washington, D.C., and Economic Advisor to the Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Ms. Ryan received a BA in Economics and English from Georgetown University, an MA in Economics from The George Washington University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University.

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Congress created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 1933 to restore public confidence in the nation's banking system. The FDIC insures deposits at the nation's 9,025 banks and savings associations and it promotes the safety and soundness of these institutions by identifying, monitoring and addressing risks to which they are exposed. The FDIC receives no federal tax dollars - insured financial institutions fund its operations.

FDIC press releases and other information are available on the Internet at or through the FDIC's Public Information Center (877-275-3342 or (703) 562-2200).

Last Updated 02/22/2005

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