ICBA’s Community Banker University Marks Milestone

Mar 19, 2019

Bank Director Current Issues Seminar Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Washington, D.C. (March 19, 2019)—The Independent Community Bankers of America’s® (ICBA) Community Banker University® will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its Bank Director Current Issues Seminar during this year’s ICBA LIVE® national convention in Nashville. This must-attend event, which offers key insights that allow for more informed decision-making, continues to draw more than 200 bank directors annually for its comprehensive review of topics impacting board governance.

“With regulators expecting bank boards to provide meaningful oversight related to strategy, risk management, and rules of conduct and culture, new approaches to board education are critical to help directors fulfill their responsibilities and offer credible guidance,” Community Banker University Group Executive Vice President Lindsay LaNore said. “As community banks look to strengthen their resources in these areas, ICBA serves as a source for best-in-class training and education to help directors formulate sound policies and set clear goals for the bank.” 

Topics covered during this year’s Bank Director Current Issues Seminar include:

  • risk management responsibilities for directors,
  • governance, liability and strategic planning,
  • preventative practices for employment litigation,
  • creating a digital personal experience,
  • IT budgeting solutions and strategies, and
  • the board’s role in mergers and acquisitions.

“Our board set the tone and tenor for our organization, which is why we’ve encouraged our directors to attend the ICBA Bank Director Current Issues Seminar, where they can glean insights from like-minded industry leaders working to strengthen local communities nationwide,” said Margaret Massari, a bank director at The Shelby State Bank in Shelby, Mich.

Nearly 10,000 community bank directors rely on the Community Banker University Bank Director Program as their trusted resource for bank director information and education. The program combines director-specific online training curriculum, a bimonthly newsletter, an exclusive bank director governance helpline, discounted access to resources, and director-focused events, including the Bank Director Current Issues Seminar, to help bank directors make a positive impact on their customers and communities.

About ICBA
The Independent Community Bankers of America® creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. With more than 52,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ more than 760,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in five U.S. counties. Holding more than $4.9 trillion in assets, $3.9 trillion in deposits, and $3.4 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community, community banks channel local deposits into the Main Streets and neighborhoods they serve, spurring job creation, fostering innovation and fueling their customers’ dreams in communities throughout America. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at www.icba.org.