CSBS was organized in 1902 as the National Association of Supervisors of State Banks. In 1971, the name was changed to the Conference of State Bank Supervisors to better reflect the ongoing nature of CSBS activities.
For more than 110 years, CSBS has been uniquely positioned as the only national organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the nation’s dual-banking system.
Who We Are
CSBS supports state regulators in advancing the system of state financial supervision by ensuring safety, soundness, and consumer protection; promoting economic growth; and fostering innovative, responsive supervision.
The vision of CSBS is to be the recognized leader advancing the quality and effectiveness of regulation and supervision of state banking and financial services.
Each year, CSBS publishes an Annual Report to highlight the work state regulators have done. The CSBS Annual Reports shares how state regulators are collaborating with their peers in the federal government, coordinating with one another in the licensing of non-depository companies, and strengthening the dual-banking system.
CSBS also publishes annual reports for the State Regulatory Registry (NMLS) and several non-depository committees managed by state regulators.
John W. Ryan
President & CEO, Conference of State Bank Supervisors
John Ryan has served as President and CEO of CSBS since 2011 and previously was Executive Vice President (2003-2011) and Assistant Vice President of Legislative Affairs (1997-2003). John also led the financial services consulting practice at a public affairs firm, and worked on the U.S. House Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs committee. He has a B.A. in political science and economics from the University of California at Berkeley.
Melanie G. Hall
Chairman of the CSBS Board of Directors
State regulators selected Melanie Hall as Chairman of the CSBS Board of Directors in May 2021. Melanie is the Commissioner of the Montana Division of Banking and Financial Institutions.
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