Dec 16 – The FDIC has appointed Kristie K. Elmquist regional director for its Dallas regional office. Elmquist was the acting regional director for that office since April 2010. Elmquist directs the supervision of approximately 1,600 FDIC-insured depository institutions with assets of more than $790 billion. The Dallas Region covers the states of Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.
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May 11 – Aided by results of a far-reaching survey, the Nebraska Bankers Association mapped out the road ahead in a dramatically changing industry at the recent annual convention in Omaha. (more…)
By Kristin Rulon
When Shauna Stephenson was 17, she walked into a branch of a local bank to make a transaction. She must have made a good impression, because she left with a job offer from the branch manager. (more…)
Jessica Green worked as an elementary schoolteacher before joining her family’s bank in Hamilton, Mo., where she now works as executive vice president.
By Kristin Rulon
One person may be determined to make banking a career and earn the appropriate college degree(s); another person may serendipitously fall into a banking career. Then there is the person who has deep roots in banking and knows what the future ultimately entails, such as Jessica Green, executive vice president of operations at The Hamilton Bank in Missouri. For Green, a fourth-generation banker, growing up in the banking world made the transition from elementary education teacher to banker fairly smooth. (more…)
Focus remains on lightening regulatory burden, while practical matters like customer experience gain attention.
By Toni Lapp
March 20 – The Independent Community Bankers of America Community Banking Live! organizers could hardly have hoped for a more optimistic set of circumstances surrounding ICBA’s annual meeting March 15-18. The Federal Reserve announced an interest rate increase on the first full day of the conference, which came a week after ICBA leadership met with President Donald Trump; needless to say, the mood was upbeat at the event in San Antonio, Texas. (more…)
January 17 – National Mortgage Insurance Corp., a subsidiary of NMI Holdings Inc., is helping to educate mortgage lenders on how to best reach out to multicultural borrowers. The company is educating lenders through speaking engagements, webinars and social media. (more…)
By Kristin Rulon
July 29 – The saying “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity and an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” could easily resonate with community bankers. No stranger to challenging times, bankers know that you have to find the humor when and where you can. Community Bankers Association of Kansas held its 38th annual convention in Wichita July 20-22 with an unwavering optimism despite the nature of the topics under discussion, from monetary policy implications to bank robbery/active shooter safety. (more…)
November 3 – The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has reported improving conditions among community national banks and federal savings associations (FSAs) supervised by the OCC’s Northeastern District that stretches from Maine to South Carolina.
October 12 – In 1945 Charlie and Howard Cook were successful manufacturers of concrete mixers for the construction trade. During that time, it became difficult for their customers to obtain equipment financing. Charlie and Howard were committed to finding a way to help their customers purchase the equipment they needed. Ever resourceful, the brothers opened a bank to finance their customers’ purchases.
July 8 – Comerica Incorporated has announced the release of its 2013 Sustainability Progress Report on comerica.com. The online report, which updates progress made in several key sustainability areas of focus, highlights Comerica’s achievement of its first greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal.