Woodlands Luncheon: President Kaplan - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas: Economic Conditions and Key Challenges Facing the U.S. Economy

About the Speaker

Robert S. Kaplan is President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas of the 11th District, and alternative voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee. Kaplan also serves as chairman of Project A.L.S., board member of Harvard medical school and co-chairman of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, a global venture philanthropy firm that invests in developing non-profit enterprises dedicated to addressing social issues.

Before taking office at the Federal reserve bank, Kaplan was the Senior Associate Dean and the Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School. He is the author of several books, including ‘What You Really Need to Lead: The Power of Thinking and Acting Like an Owner’, ‘What You're Really Meant To Do: A Road Map for Reaching Your Unique Potential’ and ‘What to Ask the Person in the Mirror: Critical Questions for Becoming a More Effective Leader and Reaching Your Potential’. Prior to 2006, Kaplan was Vice Chairman of the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. with global responsibility for the firm’s Investment Banking and Investment Management Divisions.

Born and raised in Prairie Village, Kansas, Kaplan received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.


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