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Consumer financial protection chief to speak at SABEW conference

January 18, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Richard Cordray, the first director of the new federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, will address the Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ 49th annual spring conference in Indianapolis March 15-17, 2012.

A former state treasurer and attorney general in Ohio, Cordray was confirmed by President Barack Obama on Jan. 4 in a recess appointment. The speech to SABEW will be one of his first since taking the helm of the bureau created by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act to protect consumers from and educate about unscrupulous lending.

Also in SABEW’s lineup of big-name speakers for Indianapolis is Paul Ingrassia, who was appointed deputy editor-in-chief at Reuters in April. He will will hold a conversation with Ford Motor Co.’s group vice president James Farley Jr. in a keynote presentation. Ingrassia directs content creation across regions and specialty beats, in text and multimedia.

Also offered will be sessions on turning beat reporting into a book, entrepreneurial journalism and strategies for covering a single company. The “500 minutes” also will include tips on how to spot trouble at the companies you cover as well as managing for change in a fast-moving industry.

Diana Henriques of The New York Times also will be a keynote speaker at the Indianapolis conference.

For more information, and to register for the conference, go here.

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