Page 4 The Banker’s Advocate Group selects Ryan as CEO of CSBS
Policy staff leader succeeds Milner, who plans to retire
John W. Ryan has begun
the transition that ulti- mately will have him as- suming full responsibilities as President and Chief Ex- ecutive Officer of the Con- ference of State Bank Su- pervisors. Ryan became President and CEO of the organiza- tion on September 1, suc- ceeding Neil Milner, who is retiring at the end of 2011. At that time, Ryan’s full responsibilities as CSBS’s leading executive officer will take effect.
“It is a unique honor and
privilege to be asked to serve as the next President and CEO of CSBS,” Ryan said. “I look forward to continuing to work on be- half of the dedicated and skilled state regulators that make up our membership.” John P. Ducrest, Louisi-
ana Commissioner of Fi- nancial Institutions and Chairman of CSBS, made the announcement about Ryan on August 17. The decision followed a lengthy search led by a group of state commissioners repre- senting a broad cross- section of CSBS member- ship. The announcement was disclosed in a news release issued by CSBS on August 17.
“John’s broad knowledge
CHANGING OF THE GUARD: From left, Joseph A. Smith Jr., CSBS past chairman and North Carolina Commissioner of Banks; John Ryan, President and CEO of CSBS; Neil Milner,
of the financial services industry and state financial supervision, joined with his strategic and intellectual perspective, made him the unanimous choice for this position,” Ducrest said. “John has served CSBS for more than a decade leading CSBS’s public policy objec- tives and representing the interests of state financial regulators before Con- gress.”
Succeeding Ryan is Mi-
chael L. Stevens, who has been promoted to Senior Executive Vice President, CSBS stated in a news re- lease dated September 15. Ryan joined CSBS in 1997 as an assistant vice president for legislative affairs. Most recently, he
former President and CEO of CSBS; and John Ducrest, CSBS chairman and Louisiana Commissioner of Financial Institutions. Ryan succeeded the retiring Milner on September 1.
served as executive vice president of CSBS, a posi- tion he had held since Oc- tober 1, 2003. From 1994 to 1997, Ryan led the financial services consulting practice at New- myer Associates, a public affairs consulting firm. Prior to that, he spent four years as a professional staff member of the U.S. House of Representatives Com- mittee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs. Ryan received a B.A. in
political science and eco- nomics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1988.
Milner served as Presi- dent and CEO of CSBS since October 1996. Be- fore joining CSBS, Milner
September 30, 2011
was executive vice presi- dent and CEO of the Iowa Bankers Association, a po- sition he held since 1972. “Neil has provided tre- mendous leadership and vision for CSBS,” Ducrest said. “He has also put to- gether a team of profes- sionals who will continue to represent the state sys- tem with passion and dedi- cation.” “I have thoroughly en-
joyed my tenure with CSBS,” Milner said. “I am proud of the progress CSBS has made with the vision of great volunteer leadership and an out- standing professional staff. John has been key to that
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