Mary C. Daly USC Price School Commencement Speech


Friday, May 12, 2023


Approx. 11:20 a.m. PT


Shrine Auditorium
Los Angeles, CA

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Mary C. Daly speaks at the USC Price School commencement ceremony.


President Mary C. Daly will deliver the keynote address at the 2023 commencement ceremony for the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.

President Daly’s remarks will be livestreamed and also available as a recording after the event.

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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.


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