Outgoing FDIC chairman plans DEI event two weeks before departure

Apparently one of the last engagements of the soon-to-be-former (as of Feb. 4) chairman of the federal bank deposit insurance fund board will be to participate in a diversity roundtable set for next week.

In a release, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) said Chairman Jelena McWilliams will keynote the Jan. 21, one-hour event “Advancing Diversity and Inclusion Across Financial Services,” which gets underway at 11 a.m. ET.

The focus of the event, the FDIC said, is a “conversation about advancing diversity and inclusion across the financial services sector and the important role of minority depository institutions in creating jobs, growing small businesses and building wealth in low- and moderate-income communities.”

In addition to McWilliams, who announced her resignation Dec. 31, the program includes Robert E. James and Nicole Elam chairman and president and CEO, respectively, of the National Bankers Association; and Nikita Pearson, McWilliams’ deputy for external affairs and director of the FDIC’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion.

Agenda: Advancing Diversity and Inclusion Across Financial Services