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ICBA Holds Annual Current Issues/Certification Conference Oct. 25-28

Community Banker Attendees Will Learn Latest on How Financial Regulatory Reform Affects Operations

Washington, D.C. (October 12, 2010)-The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) will hold its Annual Current Issues/Certification Conference, Oct. 25-28 in Branson, Mo.  The conference gives community bankers from across the country the information and tools they need to stay on top of the latest regulatory issues, including changes to operations  associated with financial regulatory reform, risk management, compliance, auditing, bank security, fraud and emerging technologies.

"For community bankers considering a certification program or who want to get the latest information on the most critical regulatory issues facing community banks today, the ICBA Annual Current Issues/Certification Conference is a must," said Greg Martinson, ICBA senior vice president of education. "In the wake of the Wall Street Reform Act, the new skills and information that community bankers gain from this conference will go a long way in helping them run a successful community bank that continues to flourish and serve the needs of its local community for years to come." 

During the four-day program, community bank participants will meet with peers, industry experts and regulators to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the community bank industry.  Key topics will include: loan review best practices, RESPA, Regulations E and Z, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, social networking, and mobile banking risks. 

The certification conference will be led by ICBA educators, banking regulators and financial industry experts from Bequeaith Banking Solutions, Larson Allen LLP, Security Education Systems, RSM McGladrey Inc. and United Bankers Bank.  Slated speakers from the federal banking regulatory agencies are:

  • Kimberly Davis, supervisory examiner, risk, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Angela Tyehimba, senior examiner, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

ICBA offers educational and networking events throughout the year for thousands of community bankers nationwide in order to further their understanding of their chosen profession. Many of the programs offer certification, which raises the standards of professionalism in the industry and gives community bank customers a consistent benchmark to look for when selecting a community banker.

Conference attendees will receive eight Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits per day for participating.

To date, more than 2,800 community banking professionals have achieved ICBA certification. Learn more about ICBA educational offerings and certification by visiting http://www.icba.org/.