September 18, 2019 Exchequer Club Meeting

Judith Erwin, Chief Executive Officer, Grasshopper Bank N.A., will be our guest speaker at the Exchequer Club luncheon on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Judith has been in commercial banking for 35 years with the most recent 20 years focused in venture banking and the venture capital ecosystem, first in the San Francisco Bay Area and then in New York City for the past 10 years. Currently Judith is the founding CEO for the first digital commercial bank in the US, Grasshopper Bank N.A. Judith’s career journey began in 1982 after graduating from college. 1982 was a time of...

July 17, 2019 Exchequer Club Meeting

Kathy Kraninger, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, will be our guest speaker at the Exchequer Club luncheon on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Kathy Kraninger became Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in December, 2018. From her early days as a Peace Corps volunteer, to her role establishing the Department of Homeland Security, to her policy work at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to the CFPB, Director Kraninger has dedicated her career to public service. Director Kraninger came to the CFPB from the Office of Management and Budget, where as a Policy Associate Director she oversaw the budgets for...

June 19, 2019 Exchequer Club Lunch

Brian Brooks, Chief Legal Officer, CoinBase, will be our guest speaker at the Exchequer Club luncheon on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Brian Brooks is Chief Legal Officer of Coinbase, an $8 billion Silicon Valley startup that is one of the largest digital currency platforms in the world. At Coinbase, Brian is responsible for the company’s legal, compliance, internal audit, government relations, and global intelligence groups. Brian is deeply involved in the financial technology sector, serving as a member of the board of directors of Avant Inc., a major marketplace lending and technology platform company; a founding advisor of...

May 15, 2019 Luncheon Meeting

Briget Polichene is Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of International Bankers. The IIB’s mission is to help resolve the many special legislative, regulatory, tax and compliance issues confronting internationally headquartered financial institutions that engage in banking, securities and insurance activities in the United States. Collectively, the U.S. operations of internationally headquartered banks contribute significantly to the U.S. economy and to the depth, liquidity and vitality of the U.S. financial markets. Prior to joining the IIB on April 23, 2018, Briget was Vice President and Head of Federal Government Relations at MetLife, where she developed and executed MetLife’s...

April 17, 2019 Luncheon Meeting

Andrew Olmem, Special Assistant to the President for Financial Policy, will be our guest at the Exchequer Club luncheon on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Andrew Olmem serves as Special Assistant to the President for Financial Policy. Olmem was previously a partner at Venable, LLP in Washington, D.C. He served as the Republican Chief Counsel and Deputy Staff Director at the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs and was on the staff of the Committee from 2005 until 2013. Olmem began his legal career practicing corporate and securities law at Mayer Brown. Prior to attending law school, he...

March 20, 2019 Luncheon Meeting

Richard H. Baker, President and Chief Executive Officer, Managed Funds Association, will be our guest speaker at the Exchequer Club luncheon on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Richard H. Baker is MFA’s President and Chief Executive Officer, a role he assumed in February 2008. He was previously a member of the U.S. House Of Representatives, serving Louisiana’s Sixth Congressional District since 1986. Mr. Baker was a member of the House Financial Services Committee and was Chairman of the Subcommittee on Capital Markets for 12 years. He is recognized as an expert on securities, insurance and housing finance. He was first elected to...

February 20, 2019 Luncheon Meeting

Jelena McWilliams, Chairman of the FDIC will be our guest speaker at the Exchequer Club luncheon on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Jelena McWilliams is the 21st Chairman of the FDIC. She was nominated by President Donald J. Trump on November 30, 2017, and confirmed by the Senate on May 24, 2018, to serve a six-year term on the FDIC Board of Directors, and designated as Chairman for a term of five years. Ms. McWilliams was Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and Corporate Secretary for Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati, Ohio. Prior to joining Fifth Third Bank, Ms. McWilliams...

January 16, 2019 Luncheon Meeting

Scott O'Malia, Chief Executive Officer of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) will be our guest speaker at the Exchequer Club luncheon on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at the Mayflower Hotel, Palm Court Ballroom. Prior to joining ISDA, Mr. O’Malia served as a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) from October 2009 to July 2014. Prior to that, he served as the Staff Director to the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development. From 2003 to 2004, Mr. O’Malia served on the U.S. Senate Energy and National Resources Committee under Chairman Pete Domenici (R-N.M.),...

December 11, Holiday Reception

Dear Exchequer Club Members: It is my pleasure to invite you and your guests to attend the Exchequer Club’s Annual Holiday Reception! Tuesday, December 11th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm St. Regis Hotel, Astor Ballroom, 16th and K Streets, N.W. For 58 years, the Exchequer Club’s monthly luncheons have featured talks by Cabinet members, senior regulators, legislators, and financial services leaders, providing a forum for exchanging ideas on matters of national significance. Please join us as we celebrate the holiday season in an informal setting for discussing financial services issues in keeping with the Club’s tradition. The Exchequer Club is a non-profit professional/educational organization that does...

October 17, 2018 Luncheon Meeting

Joseph M. Otting, Comptroller of the Currency, will be our guest speaker at the Exchequer Club luncheon on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Joseph M. Otting was sworn in as the 31st Comptroller of the Currency on November 27, 2017. The Comptroller of the Currency is the administrator of the federal banking system and chief officer of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). The OCC supervises nearly 1,400 national banks, federal savings associations, and federal branches and agencies of foreign banks operating in the United States. The mission of the OCC is to ensure that national banks and federal...