July 2022

Featured Learning and Development Opportunities
Leadership Conference - July 11-13, Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, Ponte Vedra, FL
We’ve got a super crowd signed up to attend our 2022 Leadership Conference next week! Built for your bank or company’s emerging leaders, the event features educational sessions led by experienced bankers, industry experts and leadership professionals. Networking time is purposefully built in to the schedule to facilitate professional and personal relationships and family time. Families are encouraged to attend, and children may attend both evening events (additional fee). Exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Click here to explore the conference website. A huge shout-out to our sponsors: Anthem, Aubrey Thrasher, LLC; CRS Data; CSRA Business Lending; Elliott Davis; Fenimore Kay Harrison LLP, FHLB Atlanta; First National Bankers Bank; Holmes-Shaw Agency; Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC; McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Co., LLC; Pearl Meyer & Partners, LLC; Point to Point Environmental; Qualtik; ServisFirst Bank, Correspondent Division; Steve H. Powell & Co.; Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders, LLP, and Wipfli, LLP.
Women in Banking Conference - Aug. 11-12, Chateau Elan Winery & Resort, Braselton
Calling all women bankers and Associate Members! Be sure your late summer plans include GBA’s annual Women in Banking Conference for the opportunity to meet, learn, share and network with fellow women bankers from across our state. The conference agenda is taking shape, and will include an encore appearance from Travelers’ Joan Woodward, who will share her economic, public policy and political outlook. GBA’s SVP of Government Relations Elizabeth Chandler will give us the 4-1-1 on all things GBA and an Executive Leadership Panel will tackle issues such as career pathing, onboarding, the Great Resignation, succession planning and more. We'll also have sessions on CRM and Project Management. And, our closing session will feature Laura Whitaker, CEO of ESP (Extra Special People), who was thrust into a leadership role at the age of 19 and has an incredible story to share about her journey and growth as a person and leader. Click here to access the conference website and get details about registration and hotel reservations. Thank you to our conference sponsors: Abram Armored; FHLBank Atlanta; Mauldin & Jenkins; McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Co; Southern Bank Equipment & ATMs; Starfield Smith, PC, Attorneys at Law; Troutman Pepper; and Warren Averett CPAs and Advisors.
Opening New Accounts Documentation and Compliance Seminar - Sept. 13, Middle Georgia State University, Macon
Managing risk is the #1 priority for all financial institutions, and it all starts at the new account desk. Join us Sept. 13 in Macon for the popular Opening New Accounts Documentation and Compliance Seminar with Suzie Jones of Training Resources Consulting. This full-day workshop, customized to Georgia state law, teaches essential new account opening procedures, best practices, and compliance requirements. It answers complex questions asked by customers and staff while focusing on vital information for every new account type. Learn more and register here.
President/CEO, Bank Counsel and Bank Accountant Conferences - Sept. 25-27, The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee
Georgia’s only President/CEO-level concurrent conferences focused specifically on top-management skill-building, intelligence sharing and connections will take place Sept. 25-27 at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee. Our agendas, planned by your peer bankers, attorneys and accountants will provide exclusive insight into strategy, trends and best practices to springboard your companies and firms to success in 2023. Click here to access the event website for more information and to register for the conference. Sponsors of this event are limited to Bank Counsel Section members, Bank Accountant Section Associate Member firms and GBA Strategic Partners with relevant relationships. Click here to learn more. Thank you to our sponsors already confirmed: Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC; Crowe LLP; Elliott Davis; FHLBank Atlanta; Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC; McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Co., LLC; Nichols, Cauley & Associates, LLC; ServisFirst Bank - Correspondent Division; Troutman Pepper LLP; and Warren Averett CPAs & Advisors.

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ABA Certificates

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