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RBHam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:38 PM
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99. Catherine Austin Fitts
A very brave woman...

She was tasked with cleaning up the Iran/Contra and BCCI messes, and learned first hand just how horribly corrupt America has become under the Neo-Cons and their Fundie brown shirts...

She credits former LA Detective and CIA cocaine trafficking whistle blower Mike Ruppert, at copvcia.com (from the wilderness), with saving her life after she learned too much. She is now revealing all she knows to help us fight the good fight...her web site is a must bookmark...http://www.solari.com...she not only explains what the dangers are in the near future, she gives us info and tools to fight back constructively. Think downsizing Corporate control over local politics and upsizing Community control....

"One of the things that is interesting about reading conspiracy theory is that much of what folks think is conspiracy is really many people acting in concert to make or protect their money." - Catherine Austin Fitts

http://www.drugwar.com/catherineaustinfittsindex.shtm

Professional

Solari, Inc., Hickory Valley, Tennessee
President of investment advisor (in formation).

The Hamilton Securities Group, Inc., Washington, DC, San Francisco, CA, and New York, NY
President, 1991-1998. Responsible for founding and building this broker-dealer/investment bank with special emphasis on financial software technology and advanced decision science. Transactions for government and private clients totaled $12 billion of auctions and private placements. Portfolio strategy for the Federal Housing Administration related to $400 billion of mortgage insurance and related securities and real estate assets and liabilities. Transactions and portfolio strategy relied heavily on pricing infrastructure of software, databases and pricing tools used to identify and price existing and pro forma geographic flows of private and public income and investment on an integrated basis.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner, 1989-1990. Responsible for the operations of the Federal Housing Administration, including: annual originations of $50-100 billion of mortgage insurance; servicing of $320 billion of mortgage insurance, mortgages and properties, portfolio analysis and pricing for 63,000 communities; production and management of assisted private housing; reengineering of organization of 7,000 employees in 80 offices nationwide; migration of systems to network systems and tools; and advisor to the Secretary on capital markets regulatory responsibilities, including the RTC Oversight Board, Federal Housing Finance Board and Home Loan Bank Board System, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Focus included changes in law, regulations and administration to institute financial and appropriation controls and financial, actuarial and place based disclosure for FHA, federal credit programs and agencies government wide.

Dillon, Read & Co. Inc., New York, NY
Managing Director and Member, Board of Directors, 1986-1989; Senior Vice President, 1984-1986; Vice President, 1982-1984; Associate, 1978-1982. Served in the Corporate Finance, Energy Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions and Public Finance Departments.


Academic

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A., 1978 (Finance)
The University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1974 (History)
Yale-in-China Language Institute, Hong Kong (Mandarin)
Bennett College, A.A., 1970 (English)
Summer Schools, Harvard 1969, Stanford 1970
Sabbatical, MIT, Fall 1995

Publications

Column: The Real Deal, Scoop Media
Regular Contributor: Sanders Research Associates, Le Metropole Cafe, and From the Wilderness
Regular Speaker & Radio Talk Show Guest

Memberships

Church

Member, Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church, 11/97- date
Member, Hickory Valley Baptist Church, 11/99-date
Business & Capital Markets

Member, Board of Directors, Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA), 7/04-date
Member, Rotary Club of Bolivar, TN, 3/04-date
Member, Advisory Board, Sanders Research Associates, 6/01-8/04
Member, The Economic Club of New York, 1/88-12/01
Member, Board of Directors, Student Loan Marketing Association, Sallie Mae, 11/91-3/94
Member, Board of Directors, Dillon, Read & Co. Inc., 1/86-3/89
Member, Board of Directors, Carteret Savings Bank, F.A., Morristown, NJ, 6/91-12/92
Member, Board of Directors, First American Corp. and First American Bankshares, Inc., 3/94-10/96
Member, Advisory Council, Federal National Mortgage Association, Fannie Mae, 2/92-12/93
Member, Emerging Markets Advisory Committee, Securities & Exchange Commission, 4/90-10/93
Member, The Bond Club of New York, Inc., 2/88-3/89
Information Technology

Member, Advisory Board, HTML.com, 11/02-date
Academic

Member, Board of Trustees, The Friends Select School, 9/99-5/02
Member, Graduate Executive Board, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 4/86-10/94
Member, Board of Overseers, University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences, 2/87-3/89
Member, Board of Directors, Wharton Business School Club of New York, Inc., 12/88-3/89
Member, Advisory Board, The Wharton School Club of Washington, DC, 9/91-12/95
Member, Board of Trustees, Bank Street College, 11/88-3/89
Member, Capital Task Force Financial Advisory Group, New York City Brd. of Education, 7/87-3/89
Arts & Community

Member, Board of Directors, New York City Food Bank, 3/87-3/89
Member, Council for Excellence in Government, 7/91-12/97
Member, The Urban Land Institute, 5/90-12/97
Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, National Multi Housing Council, 4/92-12/95
Member, Board of Directors, The Housing Roundtable, Inc., 1/91-12/93


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