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Stephen P. Ferris
Director

Stephen Ferris is the J.H. Rogers Chair of Money, Credit, and Banking and the director of the FRI. Previously, Dr. Ferris was the chairman of the Department of Finance at MU and a faculty member at Virginia Tech. He has held visiting appointments at Duquesne University, the University of Memphis and the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Ferris earned a BA from Duquesne University and a MBA and PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. He also holds a MSS from the US Army War College and serves as a Commander in the U.S. Navy.

Sarah M. Gott
Director, Board Programs

Sarah Gott is responsible for FRI marketing and communications, board management and developing FRI education programs. She directs the hot topic program and the annual symposium. Sarah recently joined the FRI team after spending several years with GE Energy as a marketing communications professional. She holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication and in the course of her career, has received continued training in core leadership and project management programs.

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