Department of Financial Institutions
Cleveland Fed President to Keynote KY Banking Commissioner’s Event

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, April 10, 2012  
Contact Information:  Kelly May, Public Information Officer
502-573-3390 x252
800-223-2579 x252

   FRANKFORT, Ky. – (April 10, 2012) – The Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) invites banking leaders from across the state to attend “A Day with the Commissioner” on April 16 at the Griffin Gate Marriott in Lexington, Ky.

   Media are invited to attend the keynote presentation by Sandra Pianalto, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

DFI, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, banking leaders in Kentucky

A Day with the Commissioner

Monday, April 16, 2012
12:30 p.m. EDT keynote presentation

Griffin Gate Marriott
1800 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY

   Ms. Pianalto will address the economic outlook and issues facing Kentucky bankers and the banking industry. She will entertain questions from bankers in the audience. After the event, Ms. Pianalto’s speech text will be available online at

   “As Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank president, Sandra Pianalto has insight into the economy and banking trends,” said DFI Commissioner Charles Vice. “Through this event, bankers will discuss current trends and issues and will be better prepared to identify and act on future opportunities for success.”

   The daylong program is co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve Banks of Cleveland and St. Louis. Other distinguished speakers include Christopher Hargrove of Professional Bank Services on enhancing shareholder value, Elizabeth “Libby” Turner of the Federal Emergency Management Agency on working with FEMA after a disaster, a panel on the future of community banking, and a panel on real estate conditions.

   Media are invited to attend the keynote presentation. Please register in advance by contacting Anne M. DiTeodoro, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, at 216-774-2514,; or Kelly May, DFI, at 800-223-2579 x252,

   DFI, which traces its origin to the Banking Act of 1912, is an agency in the Public Protection Cabinet. For 100 years it has supervised the financial services industry by examining, chartering, licensing and registering various financial institutions, securities firms and professionals operating in Kentucky. DFI’s mission is to serve Kentucky residents and protect their financial interests by maintaining a stable financial industry, continuing effective and efficient regulatory oversight, promoting consumer confidence, and encouraging economic opportunities.