James Cooper

Jim Cooper
James Cooper
Conference of State Bank Supervisors
President and CEO

James M. Cooper (Jim) is the president and chief executive officer of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, the national organization of financial regulators from all 50 states and U.S. territories. He was named president and CEO in June 2022 by the CSBS Board of Directors. In this capacity, Cooper leads the professional staff at CSBS in assisting state regulators with developing policy; engaging with their federal counterparts, the Administration and Congress; originating research on industry trends; identifying best practices; and conducting professional development. CSBS also operates on states’ behalf the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System (NMLS), a licensing and registration system for non-depository financial services industries. Under his leadership, CSBS is pursuing a strategy known as Networked Supervision to help states license and supervise more efficiently using common standards and technology platforms.

Before being named president and CEO, Cooper led the policy and supervision function at CSBS for more than nine years as assistant vice president and more recently as executive vice president. He joined CSBS following a 30-year career at the Indiana Department of Financial Institutions where he served as deputy director from 1994 to 2013. In that role, Cooper oversaw the supervision and examination of all state-charted depository institutions in Indiana, including banks, credit unions, corporate fiduciaries, savings banks and savings associations. He is an alumnus of Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana.