Ellen Seidman

Ms. Seidman is the Senior Managing Director/National Practice at Shorebank Advisory Services (SAS). SAS is the consulting affiliate of Shorebank, the first and largest development bank in the United States. SAS specializes in consulting, research and investment services for organizations working to serve underserved people and communities, promoting positive economic change in the United States and around the world. Ms. Seidman leads the team of consultants working in the United States.

Prior to joining SAS, Ms. Seidman served as Senior Counsel to the Democratic staff of the Financial Services Committee of the United States House of Representatives. From 1997 to 2001, Ms. Seidman was the Director of the U.S Treasury Department's Office of Thrift Supervision, heading the 1,200 person bureau responsible for regulating more than 1,000 savings associations around the U.S. Simultaneously, she was a Director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Chairman of the Board of the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation.

From 1993 to 1997, Ms. Seidman served as Special Assistant for Economic Policy to President Clinton. She has also held senior positions at Fannie Mae, the United States Treasury Department and the United States Department of Transportation.

Ms. Seidman holds a bachelor's degree from Radcliffe College, a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and an MBA in finance and investments from George Washington University. She has also completed the Senior Executive Fellows Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.