ST. LOUIS ― Ten research papers have been selected for the 2016 Federal Reserve/Conference of State Bank Supervisors Community Banking in the 21st Century Research and Policy Conference that will be held Sept. 28-29 at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
Authors of the selected papers will present their papers during one of three moderated panels being held throughout the conference. The panel sessions will be divided into three topic areas, with each panel including a community banker discussant. All presentations, in addition to keynote speeches, will be available to view live via the conference web site at www.communitybanking.org.
Session 1: The Continuing Relevance and Importance of the Community Bank Business Model
Session moderator: Robin Prager, senior adviser, division of research and statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Community banker discussant: William Dana Jr., president and chief executive officer, Central Bank of Kansas City, Kansas City, Mo.
Session 2: The Relationship between Community Bank Size and Performance
Session moderator: Cynthia Course, director, financial institution supervision and credit, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Community banker discussant: Allan Landon, adjunct professor and assistant dean of corporate outreach, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah; director, MidFirst Bank, Oklahoma City, Okla., and former chairman and CEO, Bank of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii
Session 3: Community Bank Regulatory Issues
Session moderator: Todd Vermilyea, senior associate director and economist, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Community banker discussant: Glen Jammaron, vice chairman and president, Alpine Banks of Colorado, Glenwood Springs, Colo.
Following the research sessions, Fed and CSBS representatives will present and discuss the results of interviews with bankers conducted by state bank commissioners this spring and summer, titled “Five Questions for Five Bankers.” Additionally, the 2016 National Survey of Community Banks will be released and its findings presented.
For more information about the 2016 conference, including the agenda, summaries of the papers and author bios, visit the conference website at www.communitybanking.org.