Cynthia Course

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Cynthia L Course
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Director, Financial Insitution Supervision and Credit

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.