L. William Seidman - Chairman Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (1985-1991)
L. William (Bill) Seidman is a chief financial commentator of CNBC-TV, where he offers observations on the future health of America's financial system. He is presently the publisher of Bank Director magazine. He served as chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) from 1985 to 1991 and he served as chairman of the Resolution Trust Corporation during 1989 to 1991.
Mr. Seidman served as co-chairman of President Ronald Reagan's White House Conference on Productivity and as assistant to President Gerald Ford for U.S. economic affairs. Also, he was dean of the College of Business at Arizona State University, chief financial officer and director of Phelps, Dodge, Inc., and chief executive officer of Seidman and Seidman (now BDO Seidman) Certified Public Accountants.
During World War II, William Seidman served in the U.S. Navy as a communications officer on a destroyer and received the Bronze Star for service in the invasion of the Philippines, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa.
Mr. Seidman is the author of Productivity—The American Advantage with Steven L. Shancke, (Simon & Schuster, 1989) and Full Faith and Credit, (Random House, 1993).
William Seidman is a graduate of Dartmouth University where he received his B.A. He received his LLB from Harvard University and his M.B.A. from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.