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Cleveland Fed President Mester to Speak at 2018 Fed/CSBS Community Banking Research Conference

6/25/2018

ST. LOUIS -- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta J. Mester will deliver the opening keynote address at the sixth annual Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference that will be held Oct. 3-4 at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Federal Reserve Vice Chairman for Supervision Randal K. Quarles will give the second day’s keynote. The conference, hosted by the Federal Reserve System and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), brings together community bankers, academics, policymakers and bank supervisors from across the country to discuss the latest academic research on community banking, as well as important policy issues facing the sector.

Other guest speakers will include Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard; Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance and CSBS Chair Charlotte Corley; and CSBS President and CEO John Ryan.

For more information, see the conference website at communitybanking.org.

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Headquartered in St. Louis, with branches in Little Rock, Louisville and Memphis, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis serves the states that comprise the Federal Reserve’s Eighth District, which includes all of Arkansas, eastern Missouri, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, western Kentucky, western Tennessee and northern Mississippi. The St. Louis Fed is one of 12 regional Reserve banks that, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., comprise the Federal Reserve System. As the nation's central bank, the Federal Reserve System formulates U.S. monetary policy, regulates state-chartered member banks and bank holding companies, provides payment services to financial institutions and the U.S. government, and promotes financial literacy, economic education, and community development.

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) is the national organization of bank regulators from all 50 states, American Samoa, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. State regulators supervise roughly three-quarters of all U.S. banks and a variety of non-depository financial services. CSBS, on behalf of state regulators, also operates the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System to license and register non-depository financial service providers in the mortgage, money services businesses, consumer finance and debt industries.