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Fortune 100 CEO and possible Bernanke replacement to give KU School of Business' 2013 Sutton lecture
A current Fortune 100 CEO and possible candidate to replace Ben Bernanke as head of the Federal Reserve is set to speak about business ethics this evening at the Kansas University Edwards Campus.
Roger W. Ferguson Jr., president and CEO of the not-for-profit Teachers Insurance Annuity Association - College Retirement Equities Fund (or TIAA-CREF), a retirement services provider for those in academic, research, medical and cultural fields, will give the 2013 KU business school's Walter S. Sutton Lecture at 6:30 p.m. today.
Ferguson has served as vice chairman of the Fed's Board of Governors. While at the Fed he helped develop rules for large multinational banks. This summer he was listed by the Wall Street Journal as a "potential replacement" for Bernanke as Federal Reserve chairman. His name was listed with seven others, including headliners Janet Yellen and Lawrence Summers, who recently withdrew his name. If tapped by President Barack Obama, Ferguson would be the first black Fed chairman.
Ferguson's lecture, titled "Ethics and the Financial Services Industry," will be free and open to the public. More details are available at the business school's website.