Do you have questions about the economy and the role of the Federal Reserve? Do you wonder whether big banks are still “Too Big to Fail”? Do you want an opportunity to be heard?
On Tuesday, July 12, Neel Kashkari, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, will be in Marquette, Mich., to listen to your concerns and answer your questions in a town hall forum that will be moderated by Don Ryan, host of TV6’s “The Ryan Report.”
Kashkari became president of the Minneapolis Fed in January 2016, having previously served in several senior positions at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In 2008, he was confirmed as assistant secretary of the Treasury. In this role, he oversaw the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) during the financial crisis—the federal program that bailed out banks and made other moves to stabilize the national economy. Kashkari received the Alexander Hamilton Award, the Treasury Department’s highest honor for distinguished service.
Building on earlier Minneapolis Fed research on the risks and challenges posed by large banks and moral hazard, Kashkari launched a major initiative to consider transformational options and develop an actionable plan to avoid future bank bailouts like those seen in the Great Recession. This nationwide effort has brought “Ending Too Big To Fail” into the public spotlight through a series of speeches and research symposiums, which has garnered national and international attention (see also #EndingTBTF on Twitter).
5:00 p.m. Registration opens; free hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served
5:30-6:30 p.m. Program
This Town Hall forum is co-sponsored by 40 Below Marquette County Young Professionals, the Economic Club of Marquette County, the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Chamber of Commerce, Lake Superior Community Partnership and the Marquette Chamber of Commerce.
To register for this FREE event, go to: http://nkmarquette.eventbrite.com