Dec. 4, 2017: Jelena McWilliams was nominated as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) yesterday, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. McWilliams, of Ohio, was nominated for the rest of a six-year term that ends on July 15, 2019. McWilliams was also nominated as the FDIC Chairman for a five-year term. McWilliams is currently the executive vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary at the Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati. Before that, McWilliams at the U.S. Senate for six years, where she held the posts of Chief Counsel and Deputy Staff Director at the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee; and Assistant Chief Counsel at the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. From 2007 to 2010, McWilliams was a Lawyer for the Federal Reserve System Board of Governors. McWilliams also worked on corporate and securities law at Morrison and Foerster LLP in Palo Alto, California, and at Hogan and Hartson LLP, which is now Hogan Lovells LLP, in Washington, D.C. McWilliams received her law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.