Diane Casey-Landry

  • Fall 2011

Diane Casey-Landry is an accomplished senior executive with broad experience in the financial services industry, association management, banking policy, and government relations. She is a well recognized expert in banking issues with significant expertise in regulatory matters, community banking, Basel capital, deposit insurance, GSE, housing and mortgage issues.

Most recently, Casey-Landry was the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Executive Vice President of the American Bankers Association, which represents banks of all sizes and charters and is the voice of the nation’s $13 trillion banking industry. Prior to ABA, Casey-Landry was the President and CEO of America’s Community Bankers, the national trade association that represented all the nation’s thrifts, savings banks and mutuals, as well as other community focused banks.

During her tenure at ACB, Casey-Landry engineered a financial turnaround, reversing deficit budgeting and developing new revenue streams. She rebuilt and energized ACB into effective and credible voice for community banks. Under her leadership, ACB became to the “go-to” source for members of Congress, regulators and the press on policy issues related to community banks.

In 2007, she led ACB into a merger with the ABA to create a unified voice for the banking industry. In her role as COO, of the American Bankers Assn., she directed the integration of the associations and helped steer the banking industry through the tumultuous financial crisis of 2008-2009. She was seen and heard regularly on national news programs as a commentator on a wide variety of topics related to the banking industry and the ongoing debate on what ultimately became the Dodd-Frank Act.

Prior to becoming CEO of America’s Community Bankers, she was the national director of financial services for Grant Thornton LLP and chaired the industry practice group. Grant Thornton, the 5th largest national accounting firm is focused on middle market businesses including banks. Casey-Landry successfully grew that banking practice by 20 percent and increased press exposure with regular dealings with the media. Earlier in her career, she was Executive Director of the Independent Community Bankers of America, a national association focused on small community banks, with approximately 4,800 members. She served a brief stint at the Oversight Board of the Resolution Trust Corporation as Vice President of Public Affairs and Public Liaison as the primary spokesperson for the new agency created by the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989.

Starting her career as a bank examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Casey-Landry developed a keen understanding of the role of bank supervision and the impact of regulation on the industry.

Casey-Landry is a graduate of Miami University of Oxford, Ohio (1979) and holds a Master’s in Public Administration from George Washington University. (1990)

A recognized leader in the banking industry, Casey-Landry has been noted as one of the Most Powerful Women in Banking by the US Banker; received the Distinguished Industry Leader Award from Women in Housing & Finance, and was named the Enterprising Woman of Washington by the National Museum for Women in the Arts.