The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) recently honored Yennik Inc. with the IBAT President’s Award. R. Kinney Williams, Yennik president and founder, accepted this prestigious award on behalf of the company during the 2020 IBAT unCONVENTIONal (46th Annual Convention), which was presented virtually earlier this month.
The IBAT President’s Award is given at the sole discretion of IBAT President and CEO Christopher Williston to an associate member that goes above and beyond in serving the community banking industry, IBAT members and the association. The recipient demonstrates an ongoing commitment that extends well beyond delivery of service to IBAT members—it also includes consistent and passionate support of the community banking industry overall.
Yennik Inc. is a leading provider of independent IT security audits and has been an IBAT associate member for 15 years. Throughout its membership, the firm has sponsored, exhibited and supported every possible IBAT event. Texas community banks rely on Yennik Inc. for auditing services to ensure internet IT security, as well as compliance with federal regulations.
“It is my pleasure to present the President’s Award to R. Kinney Williams and the Yennik team,” Williston says. “If you are looking for a banker who has done it all throughout nearly 60 years of industry service, you need look no further than Kinney. If there is a professional accreditation, he has it. Kinney has written for numerous trade, business and general media publications as well.”
Formed in 1974, IBAT represents Texas community banks. The Austin-based group is the largest state community banking organization in the nation with membership comprised of more than 2,200 banks and branches in 700 Texas communities. Providing safe and responsible financial services to all Texans, IBAT member bank assets range in size from $27 million to $39 billion with combined assets statewide of $256 billion. IBAT member banks are committed to supporting and investing in their local communities.