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A.P.E.X. Events Presents Steve Blumenthal

Published: November 18, 2019 | Category: Special Events

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SUU’s Premier Event Series – is proud to once again join forces with the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service to create a one of a kind event for our SUU student body. This year’s featured guest is Steve Blumenthal. Join A.P.E.X. Events & the Michael O. Leavitt Center on Nov. 21 at 11:30 a.m. in the Great Hall on the campus of SUU. Visit suu.edu/apex for more information on this event.

After a powerful career spanning 44 years, Steve Blumenthal retired from the practice of law in 2018. His service as an industry self-regulator, trade association executive, law firm contract lobbyist, congressional counsel, and head of a federal regulatory agency give him a unique perspective on government and regulatory relations.

Mr. Blumenthal’s service to the United States government has included positions serving as the Acting Director/Deputy Director of the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight and the Counsel to the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, while specializing in securities and financial institutions. He also served as an independent agency in the Department of Housing and Urban Development. OFHEO was the federal regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac until Congress
replaced it with the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Mr. Blumenthal led “Special Examinations” of accounting irregularities at both companies that produced what are to this day the largest financial restatements in the history of this country.

In addition to his government service, Mr. Blumenthal spent years in the private sector. Immediately prior to his retirement, he was a principal in the law/lobbying firm of Williams and Jensen. He also served as the Director of Regulatory Relations for the Securities Industry Association, the trade association of securities broker/dealers, i.e. “Wall Street’s lobby.” He first came to Washington to be an attorney in the Office of the General Counsel of the National Association of Securities Dealers.

"A.P.E.X. Events is always searching for the best ways to bring experts from every field to our students
and we thank the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service for their support in this mission. Steve Blumenthal has invaluable insight into the world of politics and the Washington arena. You won’t want to miss it!”

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Contact Information:

Dr. Lynn Vartan
vartan@suu.edu