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2019 BRASS Preconference:


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Guardians of the (Financial) Galaxy: How Financial Regulators Generate Free Data, Tools , and Information Along the Way

Friday, June 21, 2019- 8:30 am-4:00 pm

Don’t miss an opportunity to hear directly from regulators!

ALA Members: Add this preconference when you register for the ALA Annual Conference at If you have already registered, use the dashboard link on your registration confirmation email to add this preconference.

Non-ALA Members: You can register for this preconference even if you’re not attending Annual. Simply click here: 1) create a login to register, 2)  Create profile, 3) Add Demographic information, 4) Click complimentary single session registration, 5) Search for our event “RUS4 Guardians of the (Financial)Galaxy” and enter number of tickets, and 6) finally submit payment information.

Preconference Schedule

Pre-Conference Schedule:

8:30-9:00: Registration, networking, coffee

9:00-9:10:  Introduction and logistics

9:10-9:55: Keynote Speaker: Andy Felton, Associate Director, Risk Analytics Branch, FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation)

Topic: Complexity of the Regulatory Finance Industry

9:55-10:05: Break

10:05- Noon:  Consumer financial products w/Q&A; moderator: Jennifer Boettcher, Georgetown University.

  • CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) - Janneke Ratcliffe or Ken McDonnell, Consumer Engagement

  • FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) - Luke Reynolds, Assistant Director, Consumer Protection

  • FTC (Federal Trade Commission) - Carol Cando-Panedo, Counsel, Division of Consumer and Business Education.

Noon-1:00 Lunch & networking with presentation by co-sponsor SAGE Business, Management and Data Products.

1:00- 2:30: Investments regulation w/Q&A; moderator: Bobray Bordelon, Princeton University.

  • FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) - Robert Ganem, FINRA Educational Foundation.

  • CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) - Dan Rutherford, Deputy Director, Office of Public Affairs.

  • SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) - Alan Sorcher, Asst Director, Investor Education.

2:30-2:45: Break

2:45- 4:00: Retail banking industry w/Q&A; moderator: Richard Huffine, FDIC

  • NCUA (National Credit Union Administration) - Joe Goldberg, Director of Consumer Compliance Policy and Outreach.

  • Richard Huffine will also introduce you tio the other banking regulator and the FFIEC.



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