CSBS Announces 2023 Case Study Winners

On July 12, 2023, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) named the top three university teams that placed first, second and third place, respectively, in its 2023 CSBS Community Bank Case Study Competition: University of Tennessee-MartinMartin, Tenn.; Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa; and Messiah University, Mechanicsburg, Penn.

The annual competition is open to undergraduate students in all fields of study who seek the opportunity to gain valuable first-hand knowledge of the banking industry. For 2023, 34 student teams representing 28 colleges and universities entered the competition. The teams examined how local community banks are recruiting and retaining talent, approaching succession planning and using technology to advance operations.

The first-place team members from University of Tennessee-Martin are Ben Arnold, Cole Hollis, Dan Hoffman, Libby Rushton and Abbey Strong. The team will present their work at the 2023 Community Banking Research Conference and their paper will be published in the CSBS Journal of Community Bank Case Studies.