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Remarks from the FDIC You Can Bank On

Remarks from the FDIC You Can Bank On

AFSA is pleased to announce that Jelena McWilliams is confirmed as a featured speaker for AFSA’s Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., from October 24 through October 27.

Ms. McWilliams was sworn in as the 21st Chairman of the FDIC on June 5, 2018. Prior to her FDIC post, she served as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and Corporate Secretary for Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati, Ohio. At Fifth Third Bank she served as a member of the executive management team and numerous bank committees including: Management Compliance, Enterprise Risk, Risk and Compliance, Operational Risk, Enterprise Marketing, and Regulatory Change.

Prior to joining Fifth Third Bank, Ms. McWilliams worked in the U.S. Senate for six years, most recently as Chief Counsel and Deputy Staff Director with the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, and previously as Assistant Chief Counsel with the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee.

From 2007 to 2010, Ms. McWilliams served as an attorney at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, where she drafted consumer protection regulations, reviewed and analyzed comment letters on regulatory proposals, and responded to consumer complaints.  Prior to her Fed work, Ms. McWilliams also practiced corporate and securities law at Morrison & Foerster LLP in Palo Alto, California, and Hogan & Hartson LLP (now Hogan Lovells LLP) in Washington, D.C.

Ms. McWilliams graduated with highest honors from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.S. in political science, and earned her law degree from U.C. Berkeley School of Law.


The 2021 AFSA Annual Meeting is bringing attendees to our nation’s capital to highlight how consumer credit is creating opportunities for our customers.

  • Explore the evolving landscape of consumer credit – from global to local – and learn what to expect in the coming months.
  • Interact  with our speakers, panelists, industry colleagues and policymakers.
  • Participate  in thought-provoking roundtable discussions and Capitol Hill visits.
  • Network with other attendees and share best practices that increase your bottom line and enhance your customer relations.

Visit the Annual Meeting website for up-to-date schedules, accommodations, and details on AFSA’s health and safety protocols for the Annual Meeting.

September 16th, 2021 by

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