Whether you are in the learner’s or supervisor’s seat, the phrase “You only get out what you put into it” should be top of mind as every community bank looks to continue enriching its professional development practices and overall success.
Our fourth annual 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders competition highlights the achievements of young community bankers across the nation. From innovators and digital bankers to mentors and educational advocates, these bankers are making a profound impact on their communities.
Succession planning is an important task for every community bank, but what about when it comes to Gen Z, the generation that’s seeing the Great Resignation in action and believes side hustles are a way of life?
This year, after almost 30 years at ICBA, Karen Thomas is retiring. As the leader of our government relations and advocacy team, she has built an exceptional legacy and garnered industrywide admiration for the depth of her knowledge and her remarkable humility. As her departure approaches, we sat down to discuss her path to leadership and her advice to others.
During the pandemic, many community banks needed to change how they operated. For this and other reasons, now is a good time to review and refresh articles, bylaws and committee charters to ensure resilience and bolster risk management.