John Ryan, president and CEO of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, has died.
The organization, which represents state banking regulators, said in a statement Tuesday that Ryan passed away unexpectedly the day before.
James Cooper, executive vice president of policy and supervision, was named acting CEO.
“On behalf of the CSBS board of directors, executive team, staff and membership, we extend our deepest sympathies to John’s family and everyone who knew and worked with John over his more than 30-year career,” Melanie Hall, chair of the CSBS board, said in the statement.
“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,” Hall added.
Ryan had been with CSBS for nearly 25 years. He had been its president and CEO since 2011, according to his LinkedIn profile.