So much has changed - even just in the last month! What more needs to be said? We are exceptionally fortunate to have our own Ryan Morris, WG'05, CEO of First State Bank, lead us through an important and candid conversation with Anoop Mishra discussing the Federal Reserve’s viewpoint on current financial trends and expectations. You may have been fortunate to hear the 2021 Economic Outlook presented by Ryan Morris last year. Now, he is turning the tables on the Federal Reserve!
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About the Interviewer:
Ryan Morris, WG'05
Ryan Morris is the CEO of First State Bank, the oldest state-chartered bank in Texas. Morris' experience spans Commercial Lending, Banking, Credit Analysis, Asset Management, and Commercial Banking. He earned his BBA in Accounting and Finance from Baylor University and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School.
Ryan spent the early years of his career with TIB - The Independent BankersBank, the largest Banker’s Bank in the nation. While there, he worked on bank financial analysis for bank M&A, overline participations, and credit quality consulting engagements throughout Texas. He continued his banking career as a commercial lender with First State Bank and assumed the CEO role in 2016.
Ryan has also served as a board member for the Texas Bankers Association, Texas Bankers Association Community Bankers Council, Independent Bankers Association of Texas Legislative Committee, Texas Tech School of Banking, North Central Texas College Foundation, Gainesville Economic Development Corporation, and Corinth Economic Development Corporation.
About the Speaker:
Anoop Mishra WG'00
Anoop Mishra is vice president and regional executive of the Birmingham Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He is responsible for the branch's board of directors and the District's Agriculture Advisory Council. Mishra oversees the Birmingham Branch's economic and financial education program and provides regional input into the Atlanta Fed's monetary policy process.
From 2014 to 2017, he served on the Atlanta Fed's Human Capital Advisory Council. He joined the Birmingham Branch on April 30, 2018. Prior to joining the Fed, Mishra founded and ran a business consulting practice. Previously, he had been a business executive in the employment screening industry for 14 years, first serving as chief operating officer of the Birmingham-based EDPM and later as chief executive officer of the Salt Lake City-based WorkforceQA. He also served as a manager in Accenture's strategy consulting practice in financial services as well as director of development for Operation New Birmingham, an urban economic development group.
Mishra received a bachelor's degree in political science from Birmingham-Southern College and his MBA in finance from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Mishra and his wife live in Birmingham with their two children. He serves as a board member for the Aletheia House and American Cancer Society. He is also member of Birmingham's Downtown Kiwanis Club and an alumnus of Leadership Birmingham