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Catawba College to Offer Third Distinguished CEO Lecture Series

March 17, 2009

Category: Business & Economics, Events

KaneJeffrey S. Kane, former senior vice president in charge of the Charlotte office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, will be the speaker for the third Distinguished CEO Lecture Series at Catawba College on Tuesday, April 7. Sponsored by the Business Advisory Board for the Ralph W. Ketner School of Business, the lecture will be held at 11 a.m. in Hedrick Little Theatre of the Robertson College-Community Center on campus. A luncheon will immediately follow the lecture in Peeler Crystal Lounge.

The lecture and luncheon are free and open to the public, however, reservations are required and may be made before March 31 by e-mailing Cecilia Stach at or calling her at (704) 637-4405.

A native of eastern Virginia, Kane began his banking career in 1975 as a lending officer for the Bank of Virginia in Tidewater. He joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in 1977. Prior to relocating to Charlotte he was responsible for banking supervision and regulation in the Richmond office. At the Charlotte Branch facility, his responsibilities include Fifth District cash operations and Reserve accounts and loans functions. After 31 years with the Federal Reserve, Kane returned to the private sector earlier this month.

Active in financial literary and economic education organizations, Kane currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the board of Junior Achievement. His civic participation includes serving as Community Link board chair; as treasurer of United Way of Central Carolinas and chair of that organization's finance committee; as a member of the executive governing board and audit committee chair of the Charlotte Regional Partnership; and as a member of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He served as chair for the 2009 Greater Charlotte Heart Ball.

Kane has spoken extensively about the role of the Federal Reserve Bank, leadership issues, the current economic environment, and financial and economic education. He has been a guest speaker at various universities across both Carolinas and Virginia, and has been a frequent guest on "Carolina Business Review".

He earned his bachelor of arts degree in mathematics at the University of Virginia and is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware and the Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management at the University of Virginia.

The April 7th event is the third in the Distinguished CEO Lecture Series. Prior speakers have included Bob Ingram, vice chairman pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline, and Ellen Ruff, then president of Duke Energy – Carolinas.


  • Duke Energy, Gold Sponsor
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  • Ralph W. Ketner, Gold Sponsor
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  • Walker Marketing, Gold Sponsor
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  • F&M Bank, Silver Sponsor
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  • Charles and Susan Muse, Silver Sponsor
  • ;
  • Dick and Peggy Smith, Silver Sponsor

Sponsorship opportunities for the event are available by calling Cecilia Stach at (704) 637-4405.




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