Ellen Seidman

The Urban Institute, Advisor


Ellen is an Advisor to The Urban Institute. She is the former Director of the U.S. Treasury DepartmentÕs Office of Thrift Supervision. Other past positions include Senior Research Fellow in the Asset Building Program of the New America Foundation, senior positions at ShoreBank Advisory Services and ShoreBank Corporation, Senior Counsel to the Democratic staff of the Financial Services Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, Director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Chairman of the Board of the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, and Assistant for Economic Policy to President Clinton. She 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.