March 2022

Featured Learning and Development Opportunities
HR Professionals Institute - March 23-25, The King and Prince, St. Simons
Held concurrently this year with the GBA Marketing Conference, the GBA HR Professionals Institute is the premier in-person learning experience for Georgia bank Human Resources professionals. Planned by the GBA HR Committee led by Tonya Brooks, Citizens Bank of the South, programming covers the full spectrum of skills, best practices, latest trends and good ideas for practitioners. Content includes information about effective policies and procedures essential to developing, attracting and retaining team members, managing compensation and benefits programs and establishing a winning culture for their banks. HR directors and staff at all levels will benefit from attending. Get all the details and register here.
Marketing Conference - March 23-25, The King and Prince, St. Simons
Held concurrently this year with the HR Professionals Institute, the GBA Marketing Conference is the premier in-person learning experience for Georgia bank Marketing professionals.Planned by the GBA Marketing Committee chaired by Andrea Griffin, First National Bank of Griffin, programming covers the full spectrum of skills, best practices, latest trends and good ideas for practitioners. Content includes the latest information about branding, business development, product and service marketing, social media and other channels, messaging, community programs, measurement and tracking and more. Peer networking and idea sharing flourishes during the conference, forging relationships and opportunities for further growth. Chief marketing officers, marketing professionals at all levels and anyone who has marketing responsibilities will benefit from attending. Get all the details and register here.
Analyzing Personal Cash Flow Seminar - March 30, Middle Georgia State University, Macon
Back by popular demand, Mike Allen of Cadence Bank, a faculty member of the Georgia Banking School with more than 40 years of industry experience, will cover the A-Zs of how to analyze personal cash flow and personal tax returns. This program is designed for consumer lenders, commercial lenders, and credit analysts/underwriters. Get all the details and register here.
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.

2022 Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities Kit

There’s still time to reserve your participation in GBA’s 2022 events that will be valuable to your company. 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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