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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Oct. 18, 2010

Northwest to host economic forum Oct. 25 with Federal Bank of Kansas City

MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has chosen Northwest Missouri State University to host an economic forum Monday, Oct. 25, featuring Tom Hoenig, president and chief executive officer, as the keynote speaker.

The invitation-only event begins with registration and networking from 11 to 11:30 a.m. in the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom. A luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m.

"We are quite pleased to welcome Tom Hoenig and Federal Reserve policy advisers to Northwest Missouri State for this economic forum," Northwest President Dr. John Jasinski said. "We are committed to regional vitality and we are looking forward to hearing their insight regarding the impact of key economic issues and national trends on our region."

In addition to his duties as president and CEO, Hoenig is the senior member of the Federal Reserve System's Federal Open Market Committee, the key body with authority over national monetary policy in the United States.

Hoenig received his doctorate in economics from Iowa State University. He joined the Federal Reserve Bank in 1973 as an economist and was a senior officer in banking supervision during the U.S. banking crisis of the 1980s. He assumed the role of president on Oct. 1, 1991, and currently serves as chairman of the Federal Reserve Conference of Presidents - Committee on Regulation, Bank Supervision and Legislation.

Hoenig directs Federal Reserve activities in the Tenth Federal Reserve District, which spans Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, the northern half of New Mexico, and the western third of Missouri.

The Bank is one of 12 regional banks in the Federal Reserve System. In addition to its participation in setting national monetary policy, the Bank is responsible for supervising and regulating numerous commercial banks and bank holding companies, serving as the bank for the U.S. government and for commercial banks, and providing other payments services to depository institutions.

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For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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