Department of Economics

Tyler Cavaness

  • Graduated: 2008
  • Field: Government

Tyler Cavaness(opens in new window), who graduated in 2008 with a BA in Economics and the Department’s Academic Achievement Award, is a bank examiner and resolutions specialist at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in Dallas, Texas.  While a student at Chico State Tyler helped support himself by working as a fabrication technology specialist for Advanced Building(opens in new window) in Chico.  He was promoted to division manager for his last 3 years at Chico.  After graduation Tyler accepted a position as bank examiner and resolutions specialist with the FDIC in Dallas. In 2015 Tyler earned his graduate certificate in Finance from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business(opens in new window).

“Economics has helped shape my career in many ways,” Tyler stated in a recent email.  “It is a theory-based study of trends and behaviors, and I believe understanding behaviors has allowed me to understand people.   Since we primarily work with people in our careers, it has helped me with political savvy, vision, and technical credibility. Additionally, it has helped immensely in complex problem solving.  Being theory-based, its principles can be applied to many types of situations and because of this I am recognized as someone who can solve large problems. I attribute much of this ability to my Economics degree from Chico State.” (Last Updated 7/6/17)