Lauren Cunningham
School of Business

Alumnus, Dallas Federal Reserve president to present 2018 Chandler Lecture

Wed, 09/12/2018

LAWRENCE — Rob Kaplan, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, will deliver the University of Kansas School of Business Anderson Chandler Lecture at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at Capitol Federal Hall.

He will join Dean Paige Fields for a conversation to be followed by questions from the audience. The lecture, which will be held in the Dicus Family Auditorium, 1111 Capitol Federal Hall, is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Kaplan, who received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the business school, has served as the 13th president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas since 2015. He represents the 11th Federal Reserve District on the Federal Open Market Committee in the formulation of U.S. monetary policy and oversees the 1,200 employees of the Dallas Fed.

He is the author of several books and was previously the Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice and a senior associate dean at Harvard Business School, where he also earned his MBA. Prior to joining Harvard in 2006, Kaplan was vice chairman of the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. with global responsibility for the firm’s Investment Banking and Investment Management divisions. Previously, he served as global co-head of the Investment Banking Division. He was also a member of the firm’s Management Committee and served as co-chairman of the firm’s Partnership Committee and chairman of the Goldman Sachs Pine Street Leadership Program.

During his 23-year career at Goldman Sachs, Kaplan served in various other capacities, including head of the Corporate Finance Department, head of Asia-Pacific Investment Banking and head of the high-yield department in Investment Banking. He became a partner in 1990. Upon joining Harvard in 2006, Kaplan became a senior director of the firm.

Anderson Chandler is a KU School of Business alumnus and one of the first alumni to be honored with the School of Business Distinguished Alumni Award. Chandler, who makes the lectures possible each year, is chairman emeritus of Fidelity State Bank & Trust Co. of Topeka.

Kaplan also delivered the 2013 Chandler Lecture. Other previous Chandler lectures have featured Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, KU alumnus and former president and CEO of Ford Motor Co. Alan Mulally, former Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, and FBI agent and KU School of Business alumnus Robert Herndon.

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