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Winning Team Presents at Banking Research and Policy Conference

EKU Student team with conference key note speakers

The same three-member student team from Eastern Kentucky University that won the national 2018 Community Bank Study Competition at the Conference of State Bank Supervisors in May recently travelled to St. Louis to present at the Community Banking in the 21st Century Research and Policy Conference. The conference, sponsored by the Federal Reserve, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) provided the team with the opportunity tomeet and interact with federal and state regulators on Oct. 3, 2018. The winning paper entitled “Central Bank: Utilizing Technology in the Transformation of Superior Customer Service”, presented by Lorelei Nguyen, Aaron Schmidgall, and Dalton Stanley, can be found in the CSBS 2018 Journal of Community Bank Case Studies.

EKU College of Business and Technology Dean, Dr. Tom Erekson, who attended the Conference in support of the team, noted that the professionalism and intellect of the EKU team stood out not only to him, but also to the other conference attendees.    

The Community Banking in the 21st Century Research and Policy Conference presents an innovative approach to the study of community banks, as academics is used to explore issues that have been raised by the community banking industry. Topics are explored in a neutral, empirical manner and then presented at the conference. Community bankers served as keynote speakers and provided feedback to the research presented. This year’s keynote speakers included Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta J. Mester, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman for Supervision Randal K. Quarles, and Beneficial Bank’s President and CEO Gerard Cuddy. The opportunities afforded them by presenting at the conference did not go unnoticed by Nguyen, Schmidgall, and Stanley.


Published on November 05, 2018

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