BankNews Jan. 2015

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WestStar Bank Selects FMSI’s Omnix Staff Scheduler and Performance Analytics to Improve Branch Efficiencies

October 1 – FMSI, a leading workforce optimization solution provider for banks and credit unions, announced that WestStar Bank has adopted FMSI’s Omnix Staff Scheduler, Omnix Interactive Dashboard and Omnix Performance Analytics solutions.  The $1 billion Texas State-based financial institution will use FMSI’s software to reduce staff downtime and improve efficiencies across its ten retail branch locations. 

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Jeffery J. Bowden Joins Illinois Bankers Association Staff

Jan 10 – Jeffery (Jeff) Bowden has joined the Illinois Bankers Association as senior banking advisor. Bowden, an Inverness, Ill., resident with more than 40 years of banking industry experience, will focus on serving IBA members and prospective members in the Greater Chicagoland Area. 

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Paul Nash Named Senior Deputy Comptroller and Chief of Staff at the OCC

May 8 – Comptroller of the Currency Thomas J. Curry has announced that Paul Nash will succeed John Walsh as senior deputy comptroller and chief of staff. Walsh has announced that he is retiring this summer.

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Centennial Bank Adds Staff at Two Locations

April 6 – Centennial Bank announces the addition of two new bankers to its staff, including Amanda Donovan, assistant vice president, deposit operations; and Robert Holt, senior vice president, commercial lending.

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Centennial Bank Adds Staff, Prepares to Open Boulder Office

Feb 13 – Centennial Bank, Denver, has announced the addition of three new members to its staff: Charles Holmes, David Mariea and Courtney Gimeno.

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ABA Announces Additions to Executive Staff

Feb 2 – The American Bankers Association has announced the promotion of five staff members to executive positions, reinforcing the association’s role as the industry’s champion for banks of all sizes, charters and business models.

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More Regulation Doesn’t Require More Staff

There is a widely held misconception that post-Dodd-Frank compliance will require banks to spend a majority of their resources to uphold compliance. This commonly held belief is preventing many bankers from making the best long-term decisions for their institutions. Statistics compiled by the regulatory operations center at Continuity Control indicate that the average community bank is projected to spend $200,000 in 2012 on compliance costs alone. However, in actuality there is an inverse relationship between a bank’s compliance expenditures and its compliance performance. By effectively organizing programs and choosing modern technology, banks of any size can properly manage the changing regulatory landscape and increasing government oversight. It is possible to achieve the ultimate goal of completing more with fewer resources. While it seems paradoxical, you can do more by doing less.

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Achieve Maximum Performance From Your Staff

Getting more performance out of existing staff is a challenge shared today by many bank executives. Comments range from “They claim to be over-worked yet I see people sitting around without anything to do” and “I need my people to cross-sell more” to “I need my people to refer customers to their partners in the bank” or “to take a leadership role.” If you have uttered similar sentiments, there is an answer.

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ICBA Announces Executive Staff Promotions

June 6 – The Independent Community Bankers of America has announced the promotion of several members of its executive staff, including the promotions of Paul Merski, senior vice president and chief economist, to executive vice president, congressional relations and chief economist; Paul McGuire, senior vice president, national sales, to executive vice president, national sales and membership; Dan Clancy, senior vice president, services, to executive vice president, services; Chris Lorence, senior vice president, chief marketing officer, to executive vice president, chief marketing officer; and Dewite North, senior vice president, chief information officer, to executive vice president, chief information officer.

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Former North Dakota Community Banker Joins ICBA Staff

April 21 – The Independent Community Bankers of America has announced that former North Dakota community banker Terry J. Jorde has joined ICBA as senior executive vice president and chief of staff. Jorde served as chairman of ICBA in 2006. In her role as chief of staff, Jorde will act as a liaison between ICBA’s top executives and the president and CEO and will also have direct responsibility over ICBA’s state relations and marketing and communications departments.

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