Dr. Seifried is currently executive consultant of the Sheshunoff Affiliation Programs and professor emeritus of economics and business at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. He received his doctorate in economics and business from West Virginia University.
Ed serves as the dean of the Virginia and West Virginia Banking Schools and has served on the faculty of numerous banking schools including the Graduate School of Retail Bank Management. Dr. Ed was recently awarded rank of professor emeritus of business and economics at Lafayette College.
Ed frequently appears as a guest speaker at regional and national conferences and has delivered over 2000 presentations to various groups both in the United States and abroad. He is a consultant to the banking industry and is well known as a speaker at bank customer events and as a strategic planner. He is the author of the book The Art of Strategic Planning for Community Banks. In addition to his academic and consulting experience, he has also served as a director of a community bank.
Ed has traveled extensively in the former Soviet Bloc countries where he served as an advisor and consultant to the newly privatized commercial banks.