FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ICBA Community Bank Directors’ Conference Opens
ICBA Community Bank Directors’
Washington, D.C. (Oct. 18, 2007) —The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) kicks off its Seventh Annual Bank Directors’ Conference in Branson, Mo., Friday, Oct. 19, with more than 130 community bank attendees. One of the leading community banking educational events for bank directors, presidents, CEOs and board chairmen, this year’s conference theme is “You and Your Bank’s Destiny.”
“ICBA’s Annual Directors’ Conference is one of our most consistently well-attended conferences,” said Greg Martinson, ICBA senior vice president/director of Sauk Centre operations. “The conference features practical information and business solutions that help community bankers stay aware of developments in the industry and improve service to their communities, customers and shareholders.”
This year, speakers are focusing on providing information to help community bankers improve the performance of their bank, better understand the environment for mergers and acquisitions, plan for profits, know more about their banks’ investment portfolios and fully examine their roles and responsibilities as mandated by federal banking regulators.
Featured speakers are:
• Paul Merski, ICBA chief economist, discusses economic projections and forecasts.
• Jim Reber, ICBA Securities president and CEO, discusses high performing bank portfolios.
• Grovetta Gardineer, the Office of Thrift Supervision’s managing director, examinations & supervision policy.
• Robert Mooney, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s acting deputy director, compliance and consumer protection.
This year’s conference attendees represent community banks in 27 states with asset sizes ranging from $12 million to more than $1 billion. Conference attendees receive 16 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for participating.
Learn more about ICBA educational offerings, conference and certification programs by visiting www.icba.org