Washington, D.C. – Christopher Olsen, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Olsen Palmer LLC, will be a featured speaker at the 2013 Executive Management Conference (“EMC”), an event jointly organized by the Mississippi Bankers Association (“MBA”) and the Tennessee Bankers Association (“TBA”). Olsen Palmer is proud to be an associate member of both the MBA and the TBA.  The firm’s principals have attended and served as keynote speakers at numerous MBA and TBA events in recent years.

The Executive Management Conference, to take place in Jackson Hole, Wyoming from September 29 to October 2, will address a range of Management-level topics including the state of the community banking industry, trends in bank valuation and M&A, and the community bank regulatory environment.  This is the second year that the MBA and the TBA have collaborated on a joint management conference.

In his speech, Mr. Olsen will discuss the shifting community banking landscape and the economic, regulatory, and operational challenges community bank managers now face in the aftermath of the financial crisis.  He will also examine the entire range of strategic options community banks can leverage to spur earnings growth and enhance franchise value. For a copy of Mr. Olsen’s presentation materials or to discuss the Conference subjects in greater detail, please feel free to contact the firm at info@olsenpalmer.com or 202-627-2043.

About Christopher Olsen and Olsen Palmer LLC

Christopher Olsen has focused exclusively on advising financial services companies for the entirety of his career. Before co-founding Olsen Palmer, Mr. Olsen was with Hovde Financial and then Milestone Advisors, where he focused on Bank & Thrift M&A in the Southeast U.S. Mr. Olsen has also worked in the Financial Institutions Group of Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking division as well as for First Annapolis Consulting. He began his career working for Norwest Bank (now Wells Fargo) and then for a 3-branch community bank. Mr. Olsen holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BBA in Finance from The George Washington University.

Washington, D.C.-based Olsen Palmer LLC (“Olsen Palmer”) is a specialized investment banking firm that provides merger & acquisition, valuation, and strategic advice exclusively to independent community banks and thrifts. The principals of Olsen Palmer have been advising financial institutions for three decades, having advised on over 50 M&A transactions with values as small as $4 million and as large as $4 billion. For more information on Olsen Palmer, please visit www.olsenpalmer.com.