Fourth Annual Community Banking Research and Policy Conference

Presenters, Speakers, Moderators and Discussants

missing profile image Lori Bettinger is an executive vice president of Alliance Partners and the president of BancAlliance. Prior to joining Alliance Partners, Bettinger served as the director of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) Capital Purchase Program at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, focusing on the implementation, investing, and restructuring cycles of its $205 billion portfolio. From 2004-2008, she was a financial economist with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Trading and Markets. Bettinger received her Master of Arts from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and her Bachelor of Arts from Yale University.
profile image James Bullard is president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He participates in the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) and directs the activities of the Bank’s head office in St. Louis and of its branches in Little Rock, Ark., Louisville, Ky., and Memphis, Tenn. An economist, Bullard joined the Bank in 1990. His research has appeared in numerous professional journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Monetary Economics, Macroeconomic Dynamics and the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. A peer reviewer for many periodicals, he currently serves as co-editor of the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. Since becoming president in 2008, Bullard has called for the FOMC to adopt state-contingent policy and to give greater consideration to headline inflation than core inflation when deciding monetary policy. In the wake of the financial crisis, he supported quantitative easing and warned about the possibility of the United States’ falling into a Japanese-style deflationary trap. He has also argued that the U.S. output gap may not be as large as many estimates suggest. Bullard is an honorary professor of economics at Washington University in St. Louis, where he also sits on the advisory council of the economics department and the advisory boards of the Center for Dynamic Economics and the Wells Fargo Advisors Center for Finance and Accounting Research. He is the chairman of the U.S.A. United Way Board of Trustees and a member of the Worldwide United Way Board of Trustees, the University of Missouri-St. Louis Chancellor’s Council and the Greater St. Louis Financial Forum. Bullard also serves on the board of the St. Louis Regional Chamber. A native of Forest Lake, Minn., Bullard earned his doctorate in economics from Indiana University in Bloomington. He holds Bachelor of Science degrees in economics and in quantitative methods and information systems from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minn.
missing profile image Charles G. Cooper was appointed Texas Banking Commissioner by the Texas Finance Commission on December 1, 2008. His banking career spans over 45 years and includes senior level positions in both the public and private sectors. As Texas Banking Commissioner, his responsibilities include the chartering, regulation, supervision and examination of 264 Texas state-chartered banks with aggregate assets of approximately $241.9 billion. His duties also encompass trust companies, foreign bank agencies and branches, non-bank supervision programs that include the licensing, regulation and supervision of funeral contract providers, perpetual care cemeteries, and money service businesses, as well as the registration of private child support enforcement agencies. He also serves as chairman-elect of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors. A native Texan, Cooper holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance and economics from Baylor University and is a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. He also holds an advanced peace officer certification with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. He has been on the board of the Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate since 1990 and has been a member of the State Fair of Texas Youth Livestock Auction Committee since 2005.
missing profile image Cynthia Course serves as a director in the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's Financial Institution Supervision and Credit Division. In this role, she primarily is responsible for assisting in policy development, advising senior management on supervisory policy issues, and assessing the implications of the Dodd-Frank Act and other regulatory changes on supervisory processes. Prior to joining the San Francisco Fed in 2011, Course spent 17 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia in several areas, including community and regional bank supervision. Before joining the Federal Reserve, she worked for 12 years in the banking industry, most recently for a multi-bank, $800 million community bank holding company in New Jersey. Course graduated from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking in 1991, where her thesis, Evaluating the Nature and Profitability of Public Funds Account Relationships in New Jersey, was awarded library designation. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Rider College, Lawrenceville, N.J., where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, and a master's degree in business administration with distinction. She is a certified public accountant licensed in New Jersey and Arizona.
missing profile image William M. Dana, Jr. is the president and chief executive officer of Central Bank of Kansas City, a $150 million community bank located in the urban core of Kansas City, Mo. The bank is a certified Community Development Financial Institution and has been rated "outstanding" by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for its last five Community Reinvestment Act exams, dating back to 1995. Dana has had varying degrees of experience in all levels of community bank management for more than 45 years. He began his career as a teller and has worked every phase of banking up to his current position, which he has held for the past 25 years. Dana has served on numerous civic, social and trade association boards. His service includes recent roles as a board member of the American Bankers Association, chairman of the Missouri Bankers Association and chairman of the ABA Foundation. Dana is a past chairman and current board member of the Community Development Bankers Association. Dana has been called upon to speak on many banking industry topics including consumer compliance, community development and bank profitability. He has spoken before the FDIC, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Missouri Division of Finance, U.S. House of Representatives subcommittees, trade associations and various banking organizations.
missing profile image Shane Deal was appointed deputy commissioner overseeing the Minnesota Department of Financial Institutions on June 3, 2013, by Minnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman. Deal's career in the banking industry spans more than 20 years and includes senior positions within the industry. As deputy commissioner, Deal is responsible for regulatory oversight of state-chartered financial institutions and non-depository entities conducting business in the state of Minnesota, including state-chartered banks, thrift companies, credit unions, trust companies, finance companies, mortgage-related businesses and other licensees. Deal left his position at the Minnesota Division of Commerce in February 2017. He is also a former board member on the Conference of State Bank Supervisors' board of directors, and is the former chairman of CSBS' community bank steering committee. Deal is also active with the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors, the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators and the Money Transmitter Regulators Association. Prior to his current position, Deal was senior vice president and market president at Bank Midwest, New Ulm, Minn. He also served as market president at North American State Bank in Willmar, Minn., and as community bank president at MidCountry Bank, Hutchinson, Minn. Deal graduated from Minnesota State University – Mankato with a bachelor's degree in finance and economics. He is also a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also serves on the board of directors of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors and is chairman of CSBS' community bank steering committee.
missing profile image Charles Evans is the president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. In that capacity, he serves on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the Federal Reserve System's monetary policymaking body. Before becoming president in September 2007, Evans served as director of research and senior vice president, supervising the Bank's research on monetary policy, banking, financial markets and regional economic conditions. Prior to that, Evans was a vice president and senior economist with responsibility for the macroeconomics research group. His personal research has focused on measuring the effects of monetary policy on U.S. economic activity, inflation and financial market prices. It has been published in the Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review, Journal of Monetary Economics, Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Handbook of Macroeconomics. Evans is active in the civic community. He is a trustee at Rush University Medical Center, a director of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, a Governing Board member of Econ Illinois, a member of the Economic Club of Chicago Board of Directors and a member of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago, the Kellogg School of Management Global Advisory Board and Civic Consulting Alliance Board. Evans has taught at the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan and the University of South Carolina. He received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Virginia and a doctorate in economics from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
missing profile image Melanie Hall is the commissioner of the Montana Division of Banking and Financial Institutions. She was appointed by Gov. Brian Schweitzer in January 2011 and reappointed by Gov. Steve Bullock in January 2013. She provides the overall leadership to the banking division, which is responsible for the supervision of all state-chartered banks and state-chartered credit unions. These institutions have combined assets of more than $29 billion. In addition, the division licenses and examines more than 500 non-bank financial entities including mortgage lenders, mortgage servicers, and mortgage brokers, consumer loan companies, sales finance companies, deferred deposit lenders and escrow businesses. The division is responsible for processing all consumer complaints by Montanans against regulated and unregulated providers of financial services. Hall obtained her bachelor's degree in economics from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla., and her Juris Doctor from Tulane Law School in New Orleans, La. She serves on the board of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors and is the chair of the CSBS Education Foundation Board.
missing profile image Glen Jammaron is the vice chairman and president of Alpine Banks of Colorado, Glenwood Springs, Colo. Jammaron graduated with a bachelor's degree in business in 1984 from Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, Colo. He started as a management trainee with Alpine Bank in 1985, and worked in all areas of the bank. He worked as a teller, lender, branch president, and bank director prior to assuming his current position as vice chairman and president. Jammaron serves on the boards of Carbondale Senior Housing, the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado Boulder and the Colorado State Banking Bboard. He also volunteers his time as an active member of the Church of Carbondale and in his local Ducks Unlimited chapter.
missing profile image Allan (Al) Landon is a general partner in Community BanCapital, Portland, Ore., a private investment fund providing capital to community banks. He is also an assistant dean and adjunct professor at the Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. Previously, he was chairman and chief executive officer of Bank of Hawaii Corporation and the Bank of Hawaii, where he had also served as president and chief operating officer, chief financial officer and chief risk officer. Earlier in his career, Landon was chief financial officer of First American Corporation and First American National Bank, Nashville, Tenn. Before that, he was a partner and staff member at EY, where he served banking and other clients in several markets across the U.S. Landon earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from Iowa State University and is a certified public accountant. He serves as a director for the State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company and State Farm Bank, Bloomington, Ill. He also serves on the national board of the Smithsonian Institution, where he is vice chairman, as well as the board of the Public Broadcasting System, where he chairs the audit committee. Landon serves on advisory boards at the University of Utah, including at its Center for Innovation in Banking and Financial Services. He previously served on the boards of MidFirst Bank, Oklahoma City, Okla., and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle. He has served as chairman of the board of the Hawaii Medical Services Association and on the Board of Regents at the University of Hawaii. Landon is a past president of the Hawaii Bankers Association.
missing profile image Ann Marie Mehlum is the associate administrator of capital access at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Mehlum serves as the SBA's chief loan officer and as a key member of SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet's senior staff. Mehlum oversees SBA programs that provide access to capital for American small businesses, including the Agency's long standing 7a general business loan guarantee program, the 504 Certified Development Company program and the Microloan and Surety Bond Guarantee programs. Mehlum has more than 35 years of banking experience. For a decade, she served as founding president and chief executive officer of Summit Bank in Eugene, Ore. She has served as senior vice president and chief credit administrator of Siuslaw Bank, Florence, Ore.; vice president of Manufacturers Bank in San Francisco and as assistant vice president of Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco. She served on the FDIC's Advisory Council on Community Banking as a voice for America's community banks, and is a past president of the Oregon Bankers Association. In addition to her roles in the banking community, Mehlum has served on the boards of many non-profit and economic development organizations, including the Oregon Growth Board. Mehlum earned her master's degree in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Wash.
profile image Andrew P. Meyer is a senior economist in the Community Bank Research and Outreach office of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He received a doctorate in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and has worked at the Federal Reserve since 1994. In addition to his research on community banking issues, he conducts statistical analysis of the downgrade and failure risk of commercial banks. He also serves on a committee to improve the Federal Reserve's off-site bank surveillance program and has taught regularly in examiner training schools.
missing profile image Jerome H. Powell took office as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on May 25, 2012, to fill an unexpired term. He was reappointed and sworn in on June 16, 2014, for a term ending Jan. 31, 2028. Prior to his appointment, Powell was a visiting scholar at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C., where he focused on federal and state fiscal issues. From 1997 through 2005, Powell was a partner at The Carlyle Group. Powell served as an assistant secretary and as undersecretary of the Treasury under President George H.W. Bush, with responsibility for policy on financial institutions, the Treasury debt market and related areas. Prior to joining the administration, he worked as a lawyer and investment banker in New York City. He received an A.B. in politics from Princeton University in 1975 and earned a law degree from Georgetown University in 1979. While at Georgetown, he was editor-in-chief of the Georgetown Law Journal.
missing profile image Robin A. Prager is a senior adviser in the Division of Research and Statistics at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She joined the Board staff in 1994 as an economist in the Financial Structure Section, and served as chief of the Financial Structure Section from 2000 to 2007. Throughout her tenure at the Board, Prager has been involved in conducting economic analysis of issues relating to the structure and performance of the financial services sector, with an emphasis on banking. Recently, much of her attention has been devoted to issues surrounding the availability of credit to small businesses and the role of community banks in the U.S. financial system. Prager received a bachelor's degree in economics from Harvard University and a doctorate in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to joining the staff of the Federal Reserve Board, Prager served on the faculty of the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. She has also been a visiting faculty member at Boston University's School of Management and MIT's Sloan School of Management, and a visiting senior policy scholar at Georgetown University's Center for Business and Public Policy. She currently serves on the board of the Industrial Organization Society and on the editorial boards of the Review of Industrial Organization and Journal of Regulatory Economics.
missing profile image H.E. "Gene" Rainbolt is the chairman of BancFirst Corp. in Oklahoma City, Okla. He acquired his first bank, First American Bank in Purcell, Okla., in 1962. In 1965, he acquired Federal National Bank in Shawnee, Okla., and in 1967, he and a group of investors commenced acquiring banks throughout Oklahoma. This led to the formation of United Community Corp., the state's first multi-bank holding company. BancFirst was founded in 1989 and is now the largest state-chartered bank in Oklahoma, with assets exceeding $6 billion and with offices in 54 communities. Rainbolt is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with both undergraduate and graduate degrees. His alma mater has honored him on multiple occasions, including its Distinguished Service Award and an honorary doctorate. In 1999, Rainbolt was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. He has received honorary doctorate degrees from Oklahoma Baptist University, Oklahoma City University and Oklahoma Christian University. A strong advocate of improving and diversifying the Oklahoma economy, Rainbolt has worked to improve health and education, to provide better access to capital and to develop Oklahoma's infrastructure system. He has served on numerous civic, economic development, chamber of commerce, youth, medical, zoological, arts and banking organizations. One of his most recent projects has been to enhance the entrepreneurial classes and entrepreneurial activities at universities in Oklahoma. Rainbolt has served as president of the Oklahoma Bankers Association and as the chairman of the Academy for State Goals and the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce. He is a former director of Leadership Oklahoma and the Great Expectations Foundation. He was a founding director of Calm Waters Center for Children and Families, and has served on many other charitable boards. Rainbolt is a member of the leadership council of the Charles and Peggy Stephenson Oklahoma Cancer Center and recently served on University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors. Rainbolt and his family are committed supporters of the University of Oklahoma, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.
missing profile image Richard (Rick) Sanborn is a director and president and chief executive officer of Seacoast Commerce Bank, San Diego, Calif. Sanborn joined Seacoast in October 2007 as part of a turn-around strategy, and has served as a director, president and CEO since that time. He is a more-than-32-year veteran of the financial services industry (25 years in banking), where he has held executive level positions in several institutions ranging in asset size from $60 million to $5 billion. He has experience in all facets of banking including executive management, lending, operations, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Seacoast, Sanborn was the executive vice president and chief banking officer for Pacific Western Bank, a $5 billion bank headquartered in San Diego. Sanborn is very active in the banking industry, serving as a past chairman of the California Bankers Association and as a member of the Small Business Lending Committee of the Independent Community Bankers of America and of the executive committee of the American Bankers Association's Government Relations Council. Sanborn holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Bentley College in Waltham, Mass. and a master's degree in business administration from California Pacific University in San Diego.
profile image Julie Stackhouse is executive vice president and managing officer of Supervision, Credit, Community Development and Learning Innovation for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Prior to joining the St. Louis Fed in September 2002, Ms. Stackhouse served as Vice President and Managing Officer of the Risk Management Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. In addition, she was formerly an officer with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City prior to relocating to Minnesota in 1995. She served in many capacities at the Kansas City Reserve Bank, starting as an examiner in 1980. Ms. Stackhouse holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Drake University and is a graduate of the Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking. In 2010, Ms. Stackhouse was named a St. Louis Business Journal “Most Influential Business Women” recipient, and in 2016, was awarded the Delta Sigma Pi Career Achievement Award.
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Michael Stevens is the senior executive vice president at the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS). He is responsible for leading the organization's public policy, financial supervision, federal coordination, communications, industry relations and professional development functions. Stevens also serves as the principal deputy to the state banking member of the Financial Stability Oversight Council. Prior to his appointment in September 2011, he served as the senior vice president for regulatory policy, representing the state banking system in the development of policy in the areas of financial stability, prudential supervision and consumer protection. He joined CSBS in 1999 to work in all facets of CSBS's professional development division. Stevens is a frequent instructor and speaker on banking policy, examinations and financial analysis. He serves on the faculty of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado and at Texas Tech University's School of Banking. He began his regulatory career as a bank examiner for the Iowa Division of Banking, where he served 11 years.

missing profile image Mick Thompson was appointed Oklahoma Commissioner of Banks on Sept. 1, 1992, by Gov. David Walters. He was reappointed by Gov. Frank Keating in 1996 and 2000, by Gov. Brad Henry in 2004 and 2008, and by Gov. Mary Fallin in 2012 and 2016. Thompson has held this position longer than any other bank commissioner in Oklahoma's history. He came to the position with experience as executive vice president of Central National Bank, Poteau, Okla., from 1977 to 1990. Thompson was a state representative from Poteau from 1976 to 1984, serving as chairman of the House Banking and Finance Committee, as majority floor leader from 1983-84, and as a member of the Appropriations and Budget Committee. During his tenure as chairman of the Banking and Finance Committee, the Oklahoma legislature enacted the state's first branch banking and multi-bank holding company laws. Prior to being appointed bank commissioner, Thompson was director of legislative and governmental relations for the Oklahoma governor's office. Thompson earned a bachelor's degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, Okla., where he currently serves on the advisory council for the School of Business. He earned a master's degree in education from Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Okla., as well as a graduate degree in banking from the University of Colorado Boulder. The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado recently awarded him the James C. Scarboro Memorial Award, which is presented annually to a commercial banker or banking educator who has provided outstanding leadership to the banking community and/or banking education nationwide. Thompson served as president of the Oklahoma Community Bankers Association from 1988 to 1990, and was chairman of the Oklahoma Development Finance Authority from 1988 to 1989. In 2003, Thompson served as chairman of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS). He has served as a member and chairman of the CSBS legislative committee. He has also served as CSBS Division IV chairman and vice chairman, as a member of the CSBS national accreditation board, and as chairman of the CSBS nominating committee. Thompson also served on the board of trustees of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado and currently serves as advisor to the board. In addition, Thompson has been a member of the state liaison committee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council (FFIEC), Washington, D.C.
missing profile image Todd Vermilyea is a senior associate director in the Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Vermilyea is responsible for the division's risk, surveillance and data collections functions. In this role, he leads supervisory risk monitoring across the Federal Reserve System to promote consistent views of risk and their translation to policy formulation and supervisory activities. Previously, Vermilyea was a vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, where he oversaw both the retail risk analysis and banking surveillance units. Vermilyea joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia in 2002 as a supervisory economist. He previously worked as a national community bank examiner with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Vermilyea earned his doctorate in economics from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C., and has published articles in several leading academic journals focused on banking and regulation.
missing profile image Darrin Williams is the chief executive officer of Arkadelphia, Ark.-based Southern Bancorp Inc., a $1.2 billion asset financial organization with more than 80,000 customers and 43 locations primarily in underserved markets in the Mid-South. As CEO, Williams oversees the strategic direction and operations of each of Southern's three Community Development Financial Institutions: Southern Bancorp Inc., a bank holding company; Southern Bancorp Bank, one of America's largest rural development banks; and Southern Bancorp Community Partners, a 501(c)(3) development finance and lending organization – collectively known as "Southern." Prior to leading Southern, Williams served as managing partner at the law firm of Carney, Williams, Bates, Pulliam & Bowman, PLLC, where he represented institutional investors and consumers in class action litigation against some of the nation's largest publicly traded companies. He also served three terms in the Arkansas House of Representatives (2008-2013), serving as Speaker Pro Tempore of the 89th Arkansas General Assembly. He was listed as one of 12 state legislators from around the country to watch by Governing magazine. Williams received his Bachelor of Arts from Hendrix College, Conway, Ark.; his Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University School of Law, Nashville, Tenn.; and his Master of Laws degree in securities and financial regulation from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.