Barbara Rehm

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Barbara Rehm

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Barb, a longtime reporter and commentator on the banking industry, offers clients astute insights into the major financial regulatory issues.


Prior to joining Promontory, Barb spent 26 years at American Banker. She embarked on her journalism career as a reporter covering the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and was a front-line observer of the savings and loan crisis and Washington’s response to it. She rose to become the newspaper’s Washington bureau chief and served as its editor-in-chief during the unfolding of the global financial crisis. Later, as the paper’s editor at large, she was a widely followed columnist who informed and influenced debate on financial regulatory developments like the Basel III capital regime, the push for large-bank resolution planning, and the turn toward consumer financial protection. The Society of American Business Editors and Writers in February 2013 honored Barb for excellence in commentary.


  • M.A., journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • B.A., speech, University of Missouri-Columbia

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