The Southwestern Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB) at Southern Methodist University will present its spring Workshop for Bank Directors in a virtual format via Zoom on the afternoons of March 17–19. This spring’s program, “An In-Depth Look at Mission-Critical Duties and Responsibilities,” will be led by the industry’s best and brightest and focus on what boards are doing today to guarantee a successful tomorrow. On the agenda is a complete outline of the characteristics of first-class directors and what they can do individually and collectively to improve the bank’s performance.
Among those scheduled to present at the workshop include:
David Kemp on “Credit Risk Management from the Director’s Perspective”
Kemp is president of Bankers Management Inc., a nationally recognized financial services training and bank consulting firm. He has more than 40 years of management experience in consulting, training, credit administration and new business development. Earlier in his career, he was vice president/corporate finance with Citicorp North America. He was responsible for marketing investment and commercial banking services throughout the Southeast U.S. Kemp’s areas of expertise include commercial lending, consumer lending, portfolio management, real estate lending, workouts and director responsibilities.
Jennifer Burke, CPA, CFS, CRP on “The Board’s Role in Enterprise Risk Management”
Burke has 30 years of experience in the risk management and internal audit industry, including 23 years with Crowe Horwath LLP. Serving as risk management services partner on strategic risk management engagements, she has managed several large engagements and projects for public company clients, including consulting with management at problem banks to address regulatory enforcement actions. Burke consults with national regulators on strategic risk management topics and specializes in the financial services industry, with extensive experience in operations, lending, trust services, internal audit, compliance, credit review and enterprise risk management.
S. Scott MacDonald, Ph.D. on “What Will be the Post Pandemic Semi-New, Or NOW, Normal?”
MacDonald is president and CEO of the SW Graduate School of Banking Foundation. He is a widely respected authority on banking and the economy. An expert on guiding institutions toward high performance, MacDonald serves as a consultant for a number of community banks nationwide. He is also one of the nation’s top strategic planners, working with boards to develop their strategic plans and focus their strategic visioning.
Dev Strischek on “Ups and Downs of Lending through the Business Cycle in Pandemic Times”
Strischek is a frequent speaker, instructor, advisor and writer on credit risk and commercial banking topics and issues. He is principal of Devon Risk Advisory Group. Strischek advises, trains and develops risk management solutions and recommendations on a range of issues and topics for financial organizations, e.g., credit risk management, credit culture, credit policy, credit and lending training, etc. He is also a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) Private Company Council (PCC). He serves as the PCC’s representative to FASB’s Credit Losses Transition Resource Group supporting the new current expected credit loss (CECL) standard.
Kevin Streff, Ph.D. on “10 Questions Community Bank Directors Should Be Asking about Cybersecurity”
Streff is the founder and visionary behind SBS CyberSecurity, a premier cybersecurity consulting and audit firm. In addition, he is a professor and chairman of the Department of Cyber Operations at Dakota State University, one of only 13 programs nationwide designated by the National Security Agency as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations. He is also the founder of InfraGard-South Dakota, a partnership between the private industry and the FBI. With nearly three decades of experience in financial services, Streff has extensive knowledge of the industry and speaks nationally on cybersecurity issues and solutions relevant to financial institutions.
This year’s registration fee is $745 per director, a significant discount for the virtual session. The fee includes all online program materials, instruction and 24/7 access to recorded Zoom presentations. All programs will be broadcast from the SWGSB Foundation, headquartered at the Edwin L. Cox School of Business on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
The Workshops for Bank Directors complement the Assemblies for Bank Directors and the Certified Community Bank Director (CCBD) certification. The learning objectives include credit risk management, cybersecurity, enterprise risk management, lending in a pandemic and community banking trends. Since workshop topics are constantly updated, directors can participate regularly. The workshops meet the CCBD certification requirements for additional training or re-certification.
For more information and to register for the Workshop for Bank Directors, click here.