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Karen K. Lawson, Former Michigan Banking Director, Joins CSBS as Policy SVP

Washington, D.C. – The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) welcomed Karen K. Lawson as senior vice president for public policy effective July 26. CSBS is the national organization of state bank regulators that supervise roughly three-quarters of all U.S. banks and a variety of non-depository financial services.

Karen will coordinate CSBS public policy development and advocacy efforts among the legislative, regulatory and bank/nonbank supervisory processes areas of CSBS. She will also work closely with CSBS data and research teams to facilitate advanced data analytics in support of state bank regulators’ supervisory oversight and CSBS advocacy.

“Karen brings tremendous experience regulating a robust bank and nonbank financial services market in Michigan that will be valuable to state regulators across the country. I’m looking forward to her joining our team.” said CSBS President and CEO John Ryan.

Prior to joining CSBS staff, Karen held multiple senior positions with the State of Michigan. She also served on the CSBS Board of Directors; chaired the Regulatory Committee, District II and Community Bank Steering Group; and served on the Data Analytics Task Force and Working Group, the Finance, Compensation & Benefits Committee and the Audit Committee.

Karen was also an active member of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council as a member and chair of the State Liaison Committee representing state regulators on the Council. 

Media Contact:  Susanna Barnett, 202-407-7156, [email protected]
Twitter: @CSBSNews

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) is the national organization of bank regulators from all 50 states, American Samoa, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. State regulators supervise roughly three-quarters of all U.S. banks and a variety of non-depository financial services. CSBS, on behalf of state regulators, also operates the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System to license and register non-depository financial service providers in the mortgage, money services businesses, consumer finance and debt industries.  

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