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Saturday, April 22th

Catherine Austin Fitts

- Founder and President

Catherine Austin Fitts served as Managing Director and Member of the Board of Directors of the Wall Street investment bank, Dillon, Read & Co., Inc. Catherine served as Assistant Secretary of Housing/Federal Housing Commissioner at HUD in the first Bush Administration and was the President and Founder of Hamilton Securities Group, Inc., a broker-dealer/investment bank and software developer that successfully completed $12 billion of transactions and $500 billion of portfolio strategy prototyping the solari model. Catherine has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from The Wharton School, and studied Chinese at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Catherine serves on the board of the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee and publishes a column, Mapping the Real Deal, in Scoop Media in New Zealand.

Full Bio:

Catherine Austin Fitts
Solari, Inc.
PO Box 157
Hickory Valley, TN 38042


Solari, Inc., Hickory Valley, Tennessee
President of investment advisor (in formation).

The Hamilton Securities Group, Inc., Washington, DC, San Francisco, CA, and New York, NY

President, 1991-1998. Responsible for founding and building this broker-dealer/investment bank with special emphasis on financial software technology and advanced decision science. Transactions for government and private clients totaled $12 billion of auctions and private placements. Portfolio strategy for the Federal Housing Administration related to $400 billion of mortgage insurance and related securities and real estate assets and liabilities. Transactions and portfolio strategy relied heavily on pricing infrastructure of software, databases and pricing tools used to identify and price existing and pro forma geographic flows of private and public income and investment on an integrated basis.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner, 1989-1990. Responsible for the operations of the Federal Housing Administration, including: annual originations of $50-100 billion of mortgage insurance; servicing of $320 billion of mortgage insurance, mortgages and properties, portfolio analysis and pricing for 63,000 communities; production and management of assisted private housing; reengineering of organization of 7,000 employees in 80 offices nationwide; migration of systems to network systems and tools; and advisor to the Secretary on capital markets regulatory responsibilities, including the RTC Oversight Board, Federal Housing Finance Board and Home Loan Bank Board System, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Focus included changes in law, regulations and administration to institute financial and appropriation controls and financial, actuarial and place based disclosure for FHA, federal credit programs and agencies government wide.

Dillon, Read & Co. Inc., New York, NY
Managing Director and Member, Board of Directors, 1986-1989; Senior Vice President, 1984-1986; Vice President, 1982-1984; Associate, 1978-1982. Served in the Corporate Finance, Energy Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions and Public Finance Departments.


The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A., 1978 (Finance)
The University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1974 (History)
Yale-in-China Language Institute, Hong Kong (Mandarin)
Bennett College, A.A., 1970 (English)
Summer Schools, Harvard 1969, Stanford 1970
Sabbatical, MIT, Fall 1995


Column: The Real Deal, Scoop Media
Regular Contributor: Le Metropole Cafe and From the Wilderness
Lectures/Interviews: Regular Speaker & Radio Talk Show Guest



Member, Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church, 11/97- date
Member, Hickory Valley Baptist Church, 11/99-date
Business & Capital Markets

Member, Board of Directors, Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA), 7/04-date
Member, Rotary Club of Bolivar, TN, 3/04-date
Member, Advisory Board, Sanders Research Associates, 6/01-8/04
Member, The Economic Club of New York, 1/88-12/01
Member, Board of Directors, Student Loan Marketing Association, Sallie Mae, 11/91-3/94
Member, Board of Directors, Dillon, Read & Co. Inc., 1/86-3/89
Member, Board of Directors, Carteret Savings Bank, F.A., Morristown, NJ, 6/91-12/92
Member, Board of Directors, First American Corp. and First American Bankshares, Inc., 3/94-10/96
Member, Advisory Council, Federal National Mortgage Association, Fannie Mae, 2/92-12/93
Member, Emerging Markets Advisory Committee, Securities & Exchange Commission, 4/90-10/93
Member, The Bond Club of New York, Inc., 2/88-3/89
Information Technology

Member, Advisory Board,, 11/02-date

Member, Board of Trustees, The Friends Select School, 9/99-5/02
Member, Graduate Executive Board, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 4/86-10/94
Member, Board of Overseers, University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences, 2/87-3/89
Member, Board of Directors, Wharton Business School Club of New York, Inc., 12/88-3/89
Member, Advisory Board, The Wharton School Club of Washington, DC, 9/91-12/95
Member, Board of Trustees, Bank Street College, 11/88-3/89
Member, Capital Task Force Financial Advisory Group, New York City Brd. of Education, 7/87-3/89
Arts & Community

Member, Board of Directors, New York City Food Bank, 3/87-3/89
Member, Council for Excellence in Government, 7/91-12/97
Member, The Urban Land Institute, 5/90-12/97
Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, National Multi Housing Council, 4/92-12/95
Member, Board of Directors, The Housing Roundtable, Inc., 1/91-12/93

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