Guest Speaker: James Chessen, EVP and Chief Economist of the American Bankers Association
Date: Monday, December 12, 2016
Time: 12 - 2:00pm
Location: Penn Club of New York (30 West 44th Street; Between 5th and 6th)
Fee: $75.00 for members; $105 for Guests
James Chessen is Executive Vice President and Chief Economist of the American Bankers Association. In this capacity, Mr. Chessen oversees three departments: Economic Policy and Research which monitors the financial performance and condition of the banking industry and studies legislative and regulatory issues as they pertain to the banking industry, the Benchmarking and Survey Research group that conducts primary research and publishes comprehensive industry survey reports to meet members' information needs, and the Center for Payments and Cybersecurity which works to influence policy and educate stakeholders on payments, cybersecurity and emerging technologies that support the delivery of high-quality, secure payments services.
Mr. Chessen writes on banking issues and he appears regularly in the print and broadcast media. He has also testified before Congress and federal regulatory agencies on economic and banking issues.
Prior to joining the ABA in March 1988, Mr. Chessen worked as a financial economist at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and was an assistant professor of economics at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Illinois.
Mr. Chessen has a Ph.D. and an MA in Economics from Virginia Tech and a BA from the University of Puget Sound.
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