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During the worst economic crisis since the 1930s, Sheila Bair has been the little guy’s protector in chief.
— “TIME 100” list of the world’s most influential people in 2009

“Bair’s unusual clout…derives from the breadth of her command and her guts in staking new ground.”
— “TIME 100” list of the world’s most influential people in 2009

“As banks continue to fail, Bair must continue to show the fortitude that has helped her lead an institution that is suddenly an actor in this global drama.”
— No. 2 on list of Forbes “100 Most Powerful Women”, August 2008

“Since taking over in June [2006], Bair, has quickly made her voice heard.”
— Smart Money “The Power 30” of 2006

“Ms. Bair, the outspoken and politically savvy head of the FDIC”
— Wall Street Journal, 50 women to watch on Wall Street. November 2008

“Standing at the vanguard, Ms. Bair was one of the first people to take notice and speak against an alarming trend in aggressive lending practices, warning of the need for more regulation to protect consumers.”
— The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights in awarding Bair the Hubert H. Humphrey Civil Rights Award. May 7, 2009.

“This year’s honorees epitomize the dedication to liberty, justice, and equality under the law.”
— The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights in awarding Bair the Hubert H. Humphrey Civil Rights Award. May 7, 2009.

“The Power of the Voice in the Wilderness: Sheila Bair”
— “O” Magazine’s Power List, September 2009

“In late 2007 — months in advance of many of her peers — Sheila Bair accurately predicted that the mania for subprime loans would result in financial upheaval. A year later, she warned (again, accurately) that bailing out financial institutions would do little for struggling homeowners.”
— “O” Magazine’s Power List, September 2009

“The American people should be reassured that there are far-sighted public servants at all levels of government who act on principle to protect the people’s interests.”
— Caroline Kennedy, President of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation