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Mrs. Deirdre Gehant


Deirdre Gehant has had diverse career experiences in the fields of education and corporate America, with a focus on Leadership Development for more than 20 years with the Federal Reserve System(FRS). Deirdre is presently the director of the FRS Leadership Initiatives. In this role she is responsible for overseeing executive conferences for senior leadership through emerging leaders, the FRS Speaker Series and the System’s Talent Exchange. Each of these initiatives have been designed to support the development and engagement of leaders across the organization. She has also had responsibility for Employee Engagement, Cultural Change, Succession Planned and Executive Development for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Deirdre graduated from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in education and English. She later earned her MBA from Northwestern University. She has attended and taught sessions with the Center for Creative Leadership, Aspen Institute and other human resources forums. She is married to “a real” banker, looks forward to her son’s graduation from college this May and enjoys writing poetry, walking her dogs, snowmobiling and spying on her friends on Facebook.

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