Sheila Bair was chairperson of the FDIC from 2006 to 2011. Prior to assuming this post, Sheila served as assistant secretary for financial institutions at the US. Department of the Treasury and senior vice president for government relations of the New York Stock Exchange. She is the recipient of many awards, including the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award and the Hubert H. Humphrey Civil Rights Award, and Forbes magazine twice named her the second most powerful woman in the world. Sheila is a columnist for Fortune magazine. She is also the author of two books about money management for children, Isabel’s Car Wash and Rock, Brock, and the Savings Shock.