April 2023

Featured Learning and Development Opportunities
Deep Dive on Growing Concerns in Georgia
Bank Security Conference
- April 12-14, Jekyll Island
Planned by GBA’s Security Committee, the Security Conference agenda will provide bank security professionals the tools necessary to execute their bank’s security program. Register today and join us as we take a deep dive with financial forensic specialist Mark Fellows and uncover the growing concerns in Georgia including elder fraud, human trafficking/smuggling and money mules. Learn what banks can do to help protect their customers and their assets. This conference is planned for bank security officers and staff at all levels as well as anyone with security responsibilities at the bank. Click here for details and to register.
Call Report Seminar - April 19, Macon
Presented by Michael Gordon, Nicole Cunningham and Bill Curtis of Mauldin & Jenkins, this seminar offers practical techniques to improve your 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 2023, including the revisions related to the Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) model and changes to the reporting of troubled debt restructured loans. Particular attention will be placed on Schedules RC-C, RC-R and other areas that continue to receive heightened regulatory scrutiny. Click here for more details and to register.
Michael Gordon
Nicole Cunningham
Bill Curtis
Loan Documentation Seminar - April 26, Macon
Mike Allen
, a faculty member of the Georgia Banking School with more than 40 years of industry experience, will teach attendees of this seminar how to p
revent loan losses through the implementation of proper loan structuring and documentation techniques. Topics include background and review, 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. Click here to get more details and to register.
Information Security Officer Seminar - April 27, Macon
In this fan-favorite seminar, IT security experts Josh Dasher and Emily Strickland, Safe Systems, will take a deep dive into the “why” and “how” of the ISO's role. Topics covered include the regulatory mandate for the ISO, the ISO in a crisis, risk management basics, key responsibilities and 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. Click here to get more details and to register. Thanks to Safe Systems for sponsoring this seminar.
Josh Dasher
Emily Strickland
Still Time to Enroll for the 2-Year School!
GBA Compliance School Year 1, Building the Base
- April 30 - May 5, Athens
Planned by GBA’s Compliance School Board, the GBA Compliance School is a two-year program designed to give new and experienced compliance pros the tools necessary to build, monitor and maintain an effective compliance program. Year 1 begins this year, so don’t miss this opportunity to join this program and gain the fundamentals required to ensure a solid compliance management program. Click here to learn more about the GBA Compliance School.
Limited Seats Now Available for This Year's Session!
Georgia Banking School
- April 30 - May 5, Athens
We look forward to welcoming students to this year's Georgia Banking School at the UGA Center for Continuing Ed and Hotel in Athens. We have reached capacity for first year students but are maintaining a waitlist. Planned by the Georgia Banking School Board, the Georgia Banking School has been a highly effective resource for developing the leadership talents of Georgia bankers since 1961. The school’s mission is to prepare first- and mid-level managers to effectively and profitably serve the public. Click here to learn more about the Georgia Banking School.
Registration Now Open!
American Mortgage Conference - May 1-3, Charleston, SC
GBA is proud to be among the state bankers associations co-presenting this year’s American Mortgage Conference with the North Carolina Bankers Association. Each year, the conference brings together policymakers, investors, experts in the financial services industry and mortgage practitioners of every kind, providing a prime opportunity to discuss important industry issues and analyze the progress being made in Washington. The next American Mortgage Conference will be hosted at Wild Dunes Resort just outside of Charleston, SC. Click here for full details and registration information.
Rural Development and Lending Conference - May 18-19, St. Simons Island
Bankers involved in any kind of ag lending should sign up for the GBA 2023 Rural Development and Lending Conference May 18-19 at The King & Prince, St. Simons. Agenda sessions will include: a livestock update, ag regulatory update, crop insurance, peanuts and farm bill update and a cotton update. Thanks to the GBA Agricultural Committee, led by its Chair Rachel Thompson, Bank of Newington, and Vice Chair Matt Rushton, AB&T, for their work on the agenda. For more information and to register, click here.
The Broadmoor
2023 Annual Meeting - June 18-20, Colorado Springs, CO
The CEO panel is always one of the most highly anticipated general sessions of the GBA Annual Meeting. This year’s session will feature the perspectives of relatively new and younger CEOs in a discussion to be facilitated past GBA chairman Jackson McConnell of Pinnacle Bank. The panel will will feature Susan Moss, president and CEO, Planters & Citizens Bank; Perry Revell, CEO, AB&T; and Colin Stokes, president and CEO, Classic City Bank. Don’t miss what promises to be an insightful and informative session. This year’s Annual Meeting is June 18-20 at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO. Click here for details and to register. Thank you to Associate Members supporting the event through sponsorship! Presenting Sponsors: BHG Financial; Safe Systems, Inc.; and Truist. Platinum Sponsors: EBS; Fenimore Harrison Kay LLP; FHN Financial; and ServisFirst Bank. Gold Sponsors: American Bankers Association; CRS Data; First National Bankers Bank; McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Co., Inc.; Profit Resources, Inc.; Steve H. Powell & Co.; Troutman Pepper. Silver Sponsors: Crowe; Elliott Davis; Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta; Glia; Holmes Shaw Agency - A Member of the PointeNorth Insurance Group; Jack Henry; Mauldin & Jenkins; Nichols Cauley & Assoc.; Point to Point Environmental; United Bankers’ Bank; and Warren Averett CPAs & Advisors.
Jackson McConnell
Susan Moss
Perry Revell
Colin Stokes

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