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Robert S. Kaplan, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, SWGSB 2018 Keynoter!

March 2018

The SW Graduate School of Banking is very pleased to announce that Robert S. Kaplan – president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas – will deliver the 61st annual SWGSB Keynote Address on Thursday, May 31, 2018.

"As the thirteenth president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Mr. Kaplan represents the Eleventh Federal Reserve District with distinction” SWGSB Foundation President and CEO S. Scott MacDonald, Ph.D. said. “His wealth of experience gives him a strong voice on the Federal Open Market Committee in the formulation of U.S. monetary policy. We are excited to introduce this outstanding international leader to our SWGSB participants this year."

Mr. Kaplan was previously the Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice and a Senior Associate Dean at Harvard Business School.

He is the author of several books, including What You Really Need to Lead: The Power of Thinking and Acting Like an Owner; What You're Really Meant To Do: A Road Map for Reaching Your Unique Potential; and What to Ask the Person in the Mirror: Critical Questions for Becoming a More Effective Leader and Reaching Your Potential.

Before joining Harvard in 2006, Kaplan was vice chairman of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. with global responsibility for the firm's Investment Banking and Investment Management Divisions. Previously, he served as global co-head of the Investment Banking Division. He was also a member of the firm’s Management Committee and served as co-chairman of the firm’s Partnership Committee and chairman of the Goldman Sachs Pine Street Leadership Program.

We are most grateful to Moody National Bank and Mutual of Omaha Bank for co-sponsoring the SWGSB 2018 Keynote Banquet and Address. Through their generosity and commitment to graduate education, SWGSB is #1 in leadership development for financial services professionals.

For more information on the SW Graduate School of Banking Foundation and its other industry programs, please visit, or call (214) 768-2991. For tickets to the SWGSB 2018 Keynote Banquet and Address, please call (214) 768-2991 or email SWGSB at