Fed Chair Yellen Will Open 2017 Fed/CSBS Community Banking Research Conference

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will give opening remarks at the fifth annual Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference that will be held Oct. 4-5, 2017, at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

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, CSBS Chairman Albert L. Forkner, state banking commissioner of the Wyoming Division of Banking, CSBS President John Ryan, and Grapevine, Texas-based Bank of the West, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Corporate President, Cynthia L. Blankenship.