February 6, 2012

Treasury Secretary Geithner to address 2012 SAIS grads

Timothy Geithner, secretary of the Treasury and a SAIS graduate, will address the 2012 graduating class at SAIS’s Commencement ceremony on May 24.

Secretary of the Treasury since 2009, Geithner is the principal economic adviser to President Barack Obama and plays a critical role in policymaking by bringing an economic and financial policy perspective to issues facing the government. He has guided U.S. economic and financial systems through the most challenging economic time, both domestically and globally, since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Before being nominated to his current position, Geithner served as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He earlier held positions at the Treasury Department, Council on Foreign Relations and International Monetary Fund.