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Michael L. Stevens, SVP & Director of Regulatory Affairs, Conference of State Bank Supervisors to Speak at KC’s Stress Testing for Community Banks in 2011 Live Webcast

New York, NY, January 28, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Michael L. Stevens, SVP & Director of Regulatory Affairs, Conference of State Bank Supervisors will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “Stress Testing for Community Banks in 2011.” This event is scheduled for February 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET.

About Michael L. Stevens

Mike serves as the Senior Vice President for Regulatory Policy at the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS). In this capacity, Mike represents the state banking system in the development of federal regulatory policy in the areas of consumer protection and safety and soundness. He is also responsible for any issues related to the coordination and cooperation between state and federal regulators. Mike serves as the staff director for the Regulatory Committee, State Federal Working Group, and the FFIEC’s State Liaison Committee. Prior to this assignment, Mike worked in all facets of CSBS’s Professional Development Division.

He is a frequent instructor and speaker on bank examination, bank financial analysis and regulatory issues. Mike serves on the faculty of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado, the Texas Tech Bank School and the Graduate School of Bank Investments and Financial Management. Prior to joining CSBS in 1999, Mike was a bank examiner for the Iowa Division of Banking for 11 years.

Mike is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He lives in Ashburn, Virginia with his wife, Becki, and two children.

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About Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS)

Conference of State Bank Supervisors is the nation’s leading advocate for the state banking system, and the only national organization dedicated to advancing the state banking system.

Event Synopsis:

While the financial meltdown was led by the large financial intuitions, community banks suffered mightily from its aftershocks. Community banks are increasingly turning to stress testing so that they can more comprehensively understand their risk & financial health to make it easier to anticipate future problems. While stress testing is a good tool for managing risk, some challenges have arisen such as: should the results be made public? What are the limitations of stress testing, and fears of potential reprisals by regulators to name just a few.

While some sanity and stability has returned to the markets, many risks remain. Your bank needs to be ahead of the curve by having the ability to anticipate risk not simply reacting to it. Stress testing can be an effective tool for this. The Knowledge Group has assembled a key panel of experts to help you make sense of stress testing as it applies to your bank. We’ll cover the good, the bad, and the critical points in between.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries.

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