Adrienne Harris

by Justin Cates
Adrienne Harris
Professor of Practice, University of Michigan
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Serves on Board of Directors for: LendingClub Corporation

Adrienne Harris is Professor of Practice at the University of Michigan, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

In that role, Harris is a graduate school Professor of financial technology. Harris is also the Principal Investigator for the Gates Foundation’s work on the Central Bank of the Future.

Among other prior roles, Harris was Special Assistant to President Obama for Economic Policy, where her portfolio included financial reform, financial technology, cyber security, consumer protection and housing finance reform.

While at the White House, Harris spearheaded the development of the Administration’s fintech strategy, chairing both the Interagency Fintech Working Group and the Distributed Ledger Technology Task Force. She also was Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Harris holds a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University, an MBA from New York University and a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School.

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