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Montana’s Melanie Hall Elected CSBS Chair

Washington, D.C. – The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) today announced the election of Montana Commissioner of Banking and Financial Institutions Melanie Hall as the new chair of the CSBS Board of Directors. 

CSBS also elected new officers for 2021-22 and announced new committee chair appointments during the organization’s annual membership meeting, held virtually due to the pandemic. 

Newly installed officers, who comprise the CSBS Executive Committee, include:

  • Chair: Melanie Hall
  • Chair Elect: Tom Fite, Indiana Department of Financial Institutions Director
  • Vice Chair: Lise Kruse, North Dakota Department of Financial Institutions Commissioner
  • Treasurer: Charlie Clark, Washington State Department of Financial Institutions Director
  • Secretary: Tony Salazar, Maryland Office of Financial Regulation Commissioner
  • Immediate Past Chair: Kevin B. Hagler, Georgia Department of Banking and Finance Commissioner


At-Large Board members are:

  • Jeff Plagge, Iowa Division of Banking Superintendent
  • Iris Ikeda, Hawaii Division of Financial Institutions Commissioner


Committee and Board chairs of the CSBS Board of Directors include:

  • CSBS Education Foundation Board of Trustees Chair: Kelly Lammers, Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance Director
  • SRR Board of Managers Chair: Albert Forkner, Wyoming Division of Banking Commissioner
  • Legislative Committee: Mary Gallagher, Massachusetts Division of Banks Commissioner
  • Regulatory Committee: Rhoshunda Kelly, Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance Commissioner
  • State Supervisory Processes Committee: Rick Green, South Carolina Banking Commissioner
  • Non-Depository Supervisory Committee: Ed Gill, California Corporations and Financial Institutions Division Senior Deputy Commissioner
  • Co-Chair, Bankers Advisory Board: Mike Hill, Alabama State Banking Department Superintendent 
  • Co-Chair, Bankers Advisory Board Industry Co-Chair: Andy Anderson, Bank of Anguilla President and CEO, Miss.*
  • Chair, District I: Linda Lacewell, New York State Department of Financial Services Superintendent
  • Chair, District II: Kevin Allard, Ohio Division of Financial Institutions Superintendent
  • Chair, District III: Susannah Marshall, Arkansas State Bank Department Commissioner
  • Chair, District IV: Charles G. Cooper, Texas Department of Banking Commissioner
  • Chair, District V: Shaun Berrett, Utah Industrial Banks Supervisor


Chairs Emeritus, who serve as ex-officio members of the CSBS Board, include:

  • Bret Afdahl, South Dakota Division of Banking Director *
  • Albert Forkner, Wyoming Division of Banking Commissioner *
  • Charles G. Cooper, Texas Department of Banking Commissioner *
  • Charles Vice, Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions Commissioner *
  • Greg Gonzales, Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions Commissioner *
  • Jeffrey Vogel, Wyoming Department of Audit Director *
  • E. Joseph Face, Jr., Virginia Bureau of Financial Institutions Commissioner *
  • Mick Thompson, Oklahoma State Banking Department Commissioner *
  • G. Edward Leary, Utah Department of Financial Institutions Commissioner *


* Denotes non-voting member

For more information on CSBS visit www.csbs.org

Media Contact:  Susanna Barnett, [email protected], 202.407.7156

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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