Department of Economics

Corey Lamerdin

  • Graduated: 2015
  • Field: Banking

Corey Lamerdin(opens in new window), who graduated in 2015 with a BA in Economics and a minor in Entrepreneurship, is a bank examiner for the California Department of Business Oversight in Sacramento, California. 

While a student at Chico State Corey worked as a sales associate for Eddie Bauer and as a sales intern for Worldwise Inc. in San Rafael, California.  He also found time to participate in Community Action Volunteers in Education(opens in new window) (CAVE) as a

Volunteer entertaining residents of elderly homes biweekly during his senior year.  He was a member of the Economics Club and the Chico Entrepreneurial Association.

“Economics helped me grasp the complexities of the banking industry” Cory stated in a recent email.  “As an examiner, we need to be able to read a bank's economic instruments to ensure that they are making sound decisions. Without the foundation I received during several courses in the curriculum, I could not have learned how a bank's portfolio interacts with the economy in any depth for a long time. Because of both the macro and micro courses, I was able to contribute to my team early by quickly learning aspects of the job that require more than just financial and accounting knowledge.”  (Last Updated 1/23/17)