Community Banking Research Conference Mourns the Loss of John Ryan

John Ryan It is with heavy hearts that the Community Banking Research Conference (CBRC) committee shares the news of the passing of Conference of State Bank Supervisors president and CEO John Ryan. Since the launch of the conference in 2013, John has been the driving force behind the work of the conference committee, providing a clear vision that robust discussion and debate between researchers, bankers and state and federal regulators, will lead to stronger research and ultimately better supervisory and regulatory policy.

“John was a visionary and thought leader on the dual banking system in the US,” said Jim Fuchs, vice president, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and chair of the Community Banking Research Conference planning committee.  “After the 2008/2009 financial crisis, John saw a need to identify and promote academic research on community banking. His efforts, and those of his colleagues working closely with the Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, are the reason we’ve continued to present groundbreaking research on community banks for the past nine years. We will miss our friend and colleague, John, but look forward to continuing to support his vision in the years ahead.”