Banking regulator with Kansas City ties to speak in Fulton

Monday, October 1, 2012 | 7:10 a.m. CDT; updated 10:19 a.m. CDT, Monday, October 1, 2012

FULTON — The former president of the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City will speak Monday in Fulton on the future of banking.

Thomas Hoenig's 4 p.m. lecture at Westminster College's Coulter Science Center is free .

Hoenig is now a director and vice chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the No. 2 job at the independent Washington agency.

Hoenig was president of the Kansas City Fed for 10 years before his high-level appointment in April. He joined the bank in 1975 as an economist and was also a vice president and senior vice president.

He has been a vocal critic of big banks, and says he favors a restructuring of the country's banking system.

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