Washington, DC – The Conference of State Bank Supervisors has announced the election of district chairmen and vice chairmen for the coming year. CSBS is organized into five districts.
New Hampshire Bank Commissioner Peter C. Hildreth was elected chairman of District 1. Maine Superintendent of Financial Institutions Lloyd P. LaFountain III was elected vice chairman. District 1 comprises Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, in addition to the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
In District 2, Michigan Commissioner of Financial and Insurance Services Linda A. Watters continues as chairman. Indiana Commissioner of Financial Institutions Judith Ripley will continue as vice chairman. District 2 represents Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Alabama Deputy Superintendent of Banks Trabo Reed was elected chairman of District 3. Georgia Commissioner of Banking and Finance Robert M. Braswell was elected vice chairman. District 3 comprises Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the Virgin Islands.
Kansas Deputy Bank Commissioner Judi M. Stork was elected chairman of District 4. South Dakota Director of Banking Roger Novotny will serve as vice chairman. District 4 comprises Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming.
Arizona Superintendent of Financial Institutions Felecia A. Rotellini was elected chairman of District 5. Washington State Director of Banks Brad Williamson will serve as vice chairman. District 5 represents Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Guam.
Neil Milner, CSBS president and CEO, said, "The district structure is very important to CSBS’s grass-roots program, as issues percolate upward. We are extremely pleased to have these individuals leading on a regional basis."
District meetings are held on a regular basis, and for portions of the meetings, include representatives of federal regulators on topics of mutual interest.