State bank commissioner elected to national board

Former Colorado Springs banker Steve Strunk has been elected to represent the at-large seat of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors board.

In April, Strunk was appointed Colorado State Bank Commissioner. Prior to that, he was president of Kirkpatrick Bank in Colorado Springs.



The Conference of State Bank Supervisors is a leading advocate for the dual-banking system. Since 1902, it has been the only national organization to advocate for advancing the state banking system.

“The United States has the strongest and most innovative banking system in the world – in large part because banks have the choice of being chartered by the state or federal government,” Strunk said. “It is an honor to represent Colorado on this national board that continues to promote the dual banking system of state and federal regulation.”

Strunk has 35 years of experience in the banking industry, having worked in state-chartered community banks, regional banks and large national banks.

“We are extremely pleased to have Commissioner Strunk in this leadership position. His strong background in the banking industry will be a strong asset to our deliberative process,” said Neil Milner, CEO of CSBS.

To read more about Strunk’s appointment as State Bank Commissioner, click here.