OLD Media Moves

Former FDIC chair to write regular column for Yahoo Finance

April 9, 2018

Posted by Chris Roush

Sheila Barr
Sheila Barr

Yahoo Finance announced that Sheila Bair, the former Chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., will contribute a monthly column to the financial news site.

In her first piece, published Monday, Bair makes a case that President Donald Trump’s attacks on Amazon undermine the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights.

“We’re delighted to have Sheila contributing to Yahoo Finance,” says Yahoo Finance Editor in Chief Andy Serwer in a statement. “Her experience and expertise when it comes to markets, the economy and politics gives her a singular perspective. And she’s a darn good writer too.”

Bair has a long and distinguished career in finance and banking that spans both the public and private sectors. She served a five-year term as the 19th chairman of the FDIC from 2006 to 2011.

During her time as chair, Bair was widely credited for her role in steering the institution, and the government, through 2008 financial crisis.

Prior to joining the FDIC, Bair was the Dean’s Professor of Financial Regulatory Policy for the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

She has also held positions as assistant secretary for financial institutions at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, senior vice president for government relations of the New York Stock Exchange, commissioner and acting chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and research director, deputy counsel and counsel to Senate Majority Leader Robert Dole.

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