This week we chat with Kathryn Dick, Managing Director, Promontory Financial Group. Kathy advises clients on regulatory issues, risk management, and capital market activities. Prior to Promontory, Kathy had a 26-year tenure at the Office of the Controller of the Currency.
The Lead Left: Kathy, you’ve had an extensive career in bank regulations. How did you get started?
Kathryn Dick: Well, I graduated from college in the early 1980’s with a degree in developmental psychology. But I was twenty-two and needed a job! Spending four years getting a PhD and then facing an uncertain employment outlook didn’t appeal to me. I did have an aptitude for finance, so I jumped into an MBA program and planned for a career in banking. Unfortunately, it was 1983 when I graduated and the recession – the LatAm and Texas crises – was hitting the banks hard.