SWGSB to Focus on Mission-Critical Duties at Upcoming Virtual Workshop for Bank Directors

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 … Read more

FDIC Releases 2020 Community Banking Study

In mid-December, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) released the 2020 Community Banking Study, a new large-scale study on the state of the nation’s community banks. The study finds community banks played a critical role in providing access to credit in several key areas of the U.S. economy, particularly through lending to support commercial real … Read more

First State Bank Announces Promotions Following Annual Officer Reviews

Gainesville-based First State Bank announced the following promotions after the annual officer review and achievement meetings: Michael Ware named senior vice president/trust officer, wealth management and trust; Nate Bayless named senior vice president, lending for First State Bank’s Decatur location, which serves all of Wise County; Tammy Dudenhoeffer named vice president, accounting and financial reporting; … Read more

Community Bankers Launch Ed. @ Your Desk Virtual Education Series

The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) launched its Ed. @ Your Desk virtual education series on October 13. The program, part of the community banking association’s 2020 unCONVENTIONal virtual convention, will feature new sessions every Tuesday and Thursday through December 17. Ed. @ Your Desk will cover a wide range of topics, including accounting, … Read more