Atlanta, Georgia, Aug. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Raphael Bostic, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, will meet with students and faculty for a conversation on financial inclusion on August 31 during a visit to Georgia State University hosted by the Georgia Fintech Academy of the University System of Georgia.
“We are honored to host President Bostic for a forum that not only discusses one of the most pressing topics in the fintech industry, but also the important role of the Federal Reserve,” said Tommy Marshall, Executive Director of the Georgia Fintech Academy.
The event is open to the public and will include remarks from Bostic as well as a moderated discussion on fintech’s role in helping to create racial equality and financial inclusion. Participants will include in-person and virtual members of the Georgia Fintech Academy and Georgia State’s fintech communities, including researchers, students and leaders from the university and the J. Mack Robinson College of Business.
“I am pleased to participate in this program as it aligns well with the Federal Reserve’s responsibility to ensure the nation has an accessible, secure and efficient payment system,” Bostic said. “Innovation about payments has profound implications for financial inclusion, and the Georgia Fintech Academy is helping to ensure that the next generation of fintech leaders are ready to meet the challenge of building a diverse and inclusive industry.”
Bostic took office as president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta in 2017, and he serves on the Federal Open Market Committee, the monetary policy arm of the Federal Reserve System. Prior to these roles, Bostic spent 16 years at the University of Southern California (USC) as a faculty member in areas such as real estate, public policy, planning and development. He previously served in the Obama administration as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). He previously worked at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Bostic is an alumnus of Harvard University and Stanford University.
The Georgia Fintech Academy is a University System of Georgia (USG) collaboration between the state of Georgia’s fintech industry, the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, and the colleges and universities of USG. Since it was established in 2018, the academy has educated more than 4,300 students from more than 20 different institutions across the state, allowing them to gain specialized educational experiences needed to enter the fintech sector regardless of where they live in the state or their institution. registration. The student population at the academy is 71 percent historically excluded populations and 31 percent women. More than 50 fintech employers in Georgia are engaging with the academy and corporate sponsors have included FIS Global, Visa, Inc., US Bank-Elavon, Incomm, Truist, ICE, Deluxe, Invesco, Fleetcor, Fiserv and CUNA Mutual.
Georgia State addresses the growing need for a highly skilled fintech workforce through degree programs and certificates in areas such as fintech innovation, fintech cybersecurity, actuarial science, quantitative risk analysis and management, and more. The J. Mack Robinson College of Business is a co-sponsor of this event.
To register for the event, “A Conversation with President Raphael Bostic, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta on Fintech and the Path to a More Inclusive Economy,” please visit the Georgia Fintech Academy’s website event page.
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