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Scott Hein to Serve as Speaker for 45th Annual School of Banking Kick-Off Reception

Chelsea Grunden

Scott Hein


The Rawls College proudly welcomes Scott Hein as the speaker for the 45th Annual School of Banking kick-off reception on Sunday, Aug. 12 at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center.

The Texas Tech School of Banking, which was first established in 1973, provides future leaders in the financial services industry with the skills, tools and perspective necessary to advance their careers and help their banks prosper. The program is designed to enable participants to understand the big picture of the rapidly changing financial services industry. Program graduates will receive up-to-date knowledge of all major areas of banking, a fresh network of colleagues and will be equipped to anticipate and respond to changes in this dynamic industry. The School of Banking is led in a group-live format and covers a wide variety of topics, such as investment portfolio fundamentals, risk management, bank regulations, pricing strategies and real-world cases and simulations.

More about Scott Hein
Scott E. Hein is professor of finance, emeritus, for the Rawls College. He served as the faculty director of the School of Banking, a position he held for the most part since 1987.

Hein is also a member of the faculty of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado and the Southwest Graduate School of Banking at SMU, as well as an independent director on the Board of FinPro Inc. Hein has long been a friend and supporter of the community banking business model, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors and their community banking program, as well as an advocate of a tiered banking regulatory system.

Hein also served as co-editor of the Journal of Financial Research from 2012 to 2017. His research interests include banking matters, monetary policy issues and financial market efficiency. He also published research on the Federal Home Loan Bank System.

Before joining the Rawls College in 1983, Hein was a senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He also has served as a consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and as a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

Scott is a native of Albuquerque, N.M., where he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of New Mexico. He holds a Ph.D. from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University.

He has been married for more than 50 years and has two daughters and five grandchildren. In 2006, Hein was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma cancer. Now a cancer survivor, he credits his survival to the grace of God and wonderful support from friends, family and caregivers.