Cathy Lemieux, a Senior Advisor with Treliant, has over 30 years of experience in financial services regulation, corporate governance/enterprise risk management, international coordination, and strategic planning.

Cathy was the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Supervision Department, the second largest supervision group in the Federal Reserve System. As the Executive Vice President of Supervision, she led a staff of 540 and supervised over 700 banking organizations. She was responsible for supervising the U.S. operations of three large international firms and has worked with foreign regulators in the UK, Canada, the Nordic Countries, the Netherlands, and China. In the aftermath of the 2008 Financial Crisis, Cathy was involved in the Federal Reserve’s efforts to revamp bank supervision focusing on large and regional banking organizations. Additionally, she spearheaded the development of the current strategic plan for Supervision and Regulation for the Federal Reserve System.

Cathy’s research has focused on banking conditions, agricultural finance, credit and operational risk as well as the role of bank directors. Her most recent research focuses on the impact of FinTech lending on underserved areas, how artificial intelligence can benefit consumers, and how FinTech lending is impacting the community banking arena.

Cathy taught Macroeconomic Principles, Graduate Econometrics, and Research Methods at Indiana State University and Money and Banking at DePaul University. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware and a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in agricultural economics.

In the community, Cathy has worked on the building and sustaining of schools and orphanages in Uganda and served on the Village of Lake Bluff Police Pension Board.