Register Now for the 2023 Community Banking Research Conference, Oct. 4-5

September 25, 2023

ST. LOUIS ― Community bankers, academics, policymakers and bank supervisors will meet Oct. 4-5 for the 11th annual Community Banking Research Conference in-person at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The event also will be livestreamed.

The conference is co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve System, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC). The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will serve as host for the conference.

This year’s notable speakers include:

  • Michelle Bowman, member, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, at 9:25 a.m. CT on Oct. 4
  • James Cooper, president and CEO, CSBS, at 11:45 a.m. CT on Oct. 5
  • Martin Gruenberg, chairman, FDIC, at 1:40 p.m. CT on Oct. 4 (pre-recorded remarks)
  • I. Lise Kruse, commissioner, North Dakota Department of Financial Institutions, and chair, CSBS, at 9:05 a.m. on Oct. 4
  • Kathy O’Neill Paese, interim president and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, at 9 a.m. CT on Oct. 4 (pre-recorded remarks)
  • Jeffrey Schmid, president and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, at 9:05 a.m. CT on Oct. 4
  • Jeff Szyperski, president and CEO, Chesapeake Financial Shares Inc. and Chesapeake Bank, at 8:30 a.m. CT on Oct. 5


2023 CSBS Annual Survey of Community Banks

Results of the 2023 CSBS Annual Survey of Community Banks will be presented at 10 a.m. CT on Oct. 4. Since 2014, the survey has provided insights into the opportunities and challenges that banks faced during the previous year.

2023 CSBS Case Study Competition

University of Tennessee at Martin in Martin, Tenn., is the winning team of this year’s CSBS Community Bank Case Study Competition. The team will present at 4 p.m. CT on Oct. 4. This year, student teams examined how community banks are recruiting and retaining talent, approaching succession planning, and using technology to advance operations.

Research Paper Sessions, Moderators and Discussants

Nine academic papers were selected to be presented at this year’s conference. Authors of the selected papers will present during one of three moderated panels being held throughout the conference.

The first session and panel, “Interest Rate Risk and Depositor Runs,” will be moderated by Elena Loutskina, professor of business administration and Peter M. Grant II Bicentennial Foundation Chair in Business Administration at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. The community bank discussant will be Charles “Skip” Hageboeck, president and CEO of City National Bank and City Holding Co. in South Charleston, W.Va.

The second session and panel, “Banking Sector Resilience to Extreme Weather Events,” will be moderated by Ivan Ivanov, senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The community bank discussant will be Andy Anderson, president and CEO of the Bank of Anguilla in Anguilla, Miss.

The third session and panel, “Assessing Credit Risk,” will be moderated by George Pennacchi, Fred S. Bailey Memorial Chair of Finance at the Gies College of Business, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The community bank discussant will be Brenda Foster, president and CEO of First Western Bank and Trust in Minot, N.D.

Two additional papers were identified and will be featured online and as poster presentations at the conference. A list of all papers and the complete agenda can be found on the conference website.

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