Ellen Seidman

Ellen Seidman is the former Director of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS). Ms. Seidman chairs the Board of Directors of the Center for Financial Services Innovation, a nonprofit that helps financial services providers responsibly and sustainably serve underbanked consumers, and serves on the Boards of three Community Development Financial Institutions: City First Bank of DC, Coastal Enterprises, Inc. and the Low Income Investment Fund. From January 2007 to May 2010, Ms. Seidman was a Senior Research Fellow in the Asset Building Program of the New America Foundation. From September 2002 to November 2010, she held senior positions at ShoreBank Advisory Services and ShoreBank Corporation. Ms. Seidman served as Senior Counsel to the Democratic staff of the Financial Services Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives during 2002. From 1997 to 2001, while Director of the OTS, she was also a Director of the FDIC and Chairman of the Board of the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation. From 1993 to 1997, Ms. Seidman served as Special Assistant for Economic Policy to President Clinton. She has also held senior positions at Fannie Mae, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the U.S. Department of Transportation. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Radcliffe College, a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, and an MBA in finance and investments from George Washington University.