LaVaughn Henry, PhD ’91, economics, is a Policy Analyst in the Banking and Regulatory Policy Section at the FDIC. In this role, he assists in the interpretation, analysis, proposal and drafting of policy guidelines, existing and proposed statutes and regulations, and studies, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, FDIC rules and regulations, the National Bank Act, and other relevant depository institution law. From 2009 through 2016 he served as Vice President and Senior Regional Officer for the Cincinnati Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. As the leader of the branch, Dr. Henry was responsible for building and maintaining a strong presence and reputation for the Federal Reserve throughout the central and Southern Ohio, and Eastern Kentucky region. He has diverse experience in private and public sectors and has served in senior economic advisory roles at Fannie Mae, Ford Motor Company, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the Budget Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. He is committed to supporting higher education, and in addition to his work with the Graduate School Alumni Association Council, he served as a member of the Board of Regents for Kentucky State University and the Economic Advisory Panel for Xavier University’s Williams School of Business.