April 2022

Featured Learning and Development Opportunities
Security Conference - April 11-13, The King & Prince, St. Simons
Planned by the GBA Security Committee led by chair David Griffin, Colony Bank, the GBA Security Conference is the premier in-person learning experience for Georgia bank security professionals looking to sharpen their skills, share the latest intel and make essential connections to help them with their mission to protect their banks and customers. Programming covers the full spectrum of skills, best practices, latest trends and good ideas for practitioners. Content includes security officer roles and responsibilities, cybersecurity and technology trends, legal issues, elder fraud and ATM security. Get all the details and register here.
Call Report Seminar - April 13, Middle Georgia State University, Macon
Presented by Michael Gordon, CPA, and Kris Trainor, CPA, CFE, partners at Mauldin & Jenkins, this seminar will teach practical techniques to improve your bank’s overall call reporting process. Participants will receive a detailed line-by-line review of the commonly completed Call Report schedules with helpful tips for reporting individual items. Relationships between schedules and common errors will be discussed as part of this review. The session will also include a review of the proposed and finalized changes for 2021, including temporary changes to asset-size thresholds, new items related to the regulatory agencies’ pandemic response, and updates to the HELOC definition. Particular attention will be placed on Schedules RC-C, RC-R and other areas that continue to receive heightened regulatory scrutiny. CFOs, controllers, operations officers and anyone who is responsible for the preparation or review of Call Reports will benefit from attending. Get all the details and register here.
Information Security Officer 101 Seminar: The “Why” and “How” of this Critical Position - April 27, Middle Georgia State University, Macon
Tom Hinkel, Vice President of Compliance Services and Compliance Guru for Safe Systems, will explore exam expectations and how the pandemic changed the ISO function. He will cover the key responsibilities of an ISO and the ISO’s role in interacting with stakeholders. This seminar is designed for new and experienced ISO’s, but compliance officers, audit committee members, IT Steering Committee members and network administrators will benefit as well from attending this seminar. Sponsored by Safe Systems. Get all the details and register here.
Loan Documentation Seminar - April 27, Middle Georgia State University, Macon
Prevention of loan losses through the implementation of proper loan structuring and documentation techniques is the objective of this seminar presented by Mike Allen, EVP, Director of Real Estate Credit Risk, Cadence Bank. Topics include identifying the borrower, identifying the collateral, evidencing the debt, attaching and perfecting the collateral, real estate specifics, residential construction lending and guarantees. Commercial loan officers, commercial loan personnel, loan assistants and closing specialists will all benefit from attending. Get all the details and register here.

2022 Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities Kit

GBA member banks, Associate Members, Bank Counsel members, Bank Accountant members, and GBA Strategic Partners in good standing are eligible and invited to sponsor. Click here to access the 2022 Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities Kit. See the last page of the kit for event dates or visit gabankers.com to access our 2022 event calendar. Ready to sign up? Complete the response form in the kit and submit it to Kathy Friestad, or you can also email Kathy to request a call or meeting.

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