Mary C. Daly Utah Valley Commencement Speech: What Will Your Letter Say?


Friday, May 06, 2022


5:45 pm PDT


Utah Valley University
Orem, Utah

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Mary C. Daly speaks at the Utah Valley University commencement ceremony.


In her commencement address to graduates at Utah Valley University, President Mary C. Daly reflects on her career journey at the San Francisco Fed—from her first days as an economist to the cover letter she wrote to become president—and how embracing her uniqueness is a key component of her success.

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About the Speaker

Mary C. Daly is president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and helps set American monetary policy as a Federal Open Market Committee participant. Since taking office in 2018, she has committed to making the SF Fed a more community-engaged bank that is transparent and responsive to the people it serves. Read Mary C. Daly’s full bio.