CSBS president/CEO dies at 58


Longtime Conference of State Bank Supervisors President and CEO John Ryan died of natural causes late in the day of May 16 at his home in Washington, D.C.  

Ryan, 58, who served as president and CEO from 2011 until the time of his death, was executive vice president from 2003-11 and assistant VP of legislative affairs from 1997-2003. He led the financial services consulting practice at a public firm and was on the U.S. House Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs Committee.

 The CSBS board of directors named James Cooper, executive VP of policy and supervision, as acting CEO following Ryan’s death. 

Both CSBS and the American Bankers Association have released statements honoring Ryan’s career. “John was an inspirational and humble leader who brought incredible dedication, intellect and passion to CSBS, the state regulatory system and financial services more broadly,” said Melanie Hall, CSBS board chair

“John was a thoughtful and collaborative leader who understood the important role the banking sector plays in our economy and was a respected partner to both state and federal stakeholders,” said ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols. “We will miss his visionary leadership, warmth and friendship.”