2020 Community Banking Conference Continues Thursday

The second day of the eighth annual Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference continues Thursday from at 1-4 p.m. Eastern Time. Laurie Stewart, president and CEO of Seattle, Washington-based Sound Community Bank, will kick things off with this year's community banker keynote speech. The conference is being held virtually via the Webex meeting platform this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is also being livestreamed and can be viewed via this website's homepage. 

Following Stewart's remarks will be a presentation by a team from Mississippi State University, the winners of the 2020 CSBS Case Study Competition. The conference’s second round of concurrent research paper discussions will then be held, with Research Paper Session 3 delving into the topic of the local lending and credit access and Research Paper Session 4 focusing on the topic of moral hazard issues in regulation and oversight.

The conference will wrap up with a panel discussion on “Community Banking in the Time of COVID-19,” with Jill Castilla, president, vice chairman and CEO of Citizens Bank of Edmond, Edmond, Oklahoma; Kenneth Kelly, chairman and CEO, First Independence Bank of Detroit, Michigan; and Frank Scott, Jr., Mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas. Rhoshunda Kelly, interim commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance, will moderate the panel.

More details - including all speakers, bios and exact session times - can be found on the full conference agenda.

Questions? Please e-mail conference@communitybanking.org.

If you are unable to join the livestream, the video of the entire conference will be posted on the conference website at a later date.