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Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Banking Outlook Conference – February 2020

For the sixth consecutive year the Graduate School of Banking at LSU is participating in the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Annual Economic Outlook Conference which will he held Thursday, February 27th at the bank’s head office.

The School’s program will feature a panel moderated by Jody Hudgins, GSBLSU President and Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer at First Florida Integrity Bank.  The panel members, Cal Evans, GSBLSU Faculty Member and Market Intelligence Director at Synovus Bank, Michael Allen, Faculty Member and  Director of Real Estate Credit Risk at Cadence Bank and Donald Bardwell, Supervision and Regulation Portfolio Director at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta will address Credit Risk Management concerns and strategies as the banking industry enters eleven years of economic expansion.  The panel will be open to questions.

This promises to be a very informative seminar which will be filled to capacity.  There is no registration fee to sign up for the Conference.  Once registration is full, a waiting list will be available.  Please click the image or link below to register for the event. Guests will not be permitted into the bank without prior registration. Registration must be completed by midnight on Friday, February 21, 2020.



Please use the following link to register for the event. Guests will not be permitted into the bank without prior registration. Registration must be completed by 5:00pm on Friday, February 21st, 2020. Please note that this event is by invitation only. The following link contains the event description, agenda, and registration page.

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Details to reserve a room in the conference hotel block are forthcoming. The room rate for the conference block will be $165 at the Marriott Suites Hotel. We will share sign up information when it is available from the hotel. There are many lodging options near the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta if you prefer to make your own arrangements now.

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More details about the conference will come closer to the event. For questions please contact Lauren Terschan at or reply to this email. This event is sponsored by the Risk Analysis Unit in the Supervision, Regulation, and Credit division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. We look forward to seeing you on February 27, 2020.

To cancel your registration, please email

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