Five Minutes With Sheila Bair, new president of Washington College
By Carrie Wells (original source The Baltimore Sun)
“Several years after helping manage the U.S. government’s response to the recent financial crisis as chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Sheila Bair finds herself in a very different role: president of Washington College on the Eastern Shore.
Bair was appointed to head the FDIC in 2006 by President George W. Bush and continued in the position until 2011. Since then, she had been a senior adviser to the Pew Charitable Trusts.
Bair said she was inspired to “give back” and was eager to put young people on a solid career path given the country’s continuing economic challenges, so she looked for a next step at a nonprofit or in education.”
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