June 2023

Carl Pry
Featured Learning and Development Opportunities
1071 Small Business Data Collection and Submission: Deep Dive and Operational Impacts - June 6, Webinar
We’ve got an upcoming webinar from our partners at OnCourse Learning with all the details of the CFPB’s Final Rule on Small Business Lending Data Collection. The rule will require lenders to collect and submit to the CFPB data around small business loan applications by June 1st of each year. Fortunately, there is a transitioned implementation period, and when lenders must comply is based on how many small business loans they originate. That is but one of several important changes from the proposed rule. This rule will have a dramatic impact on small business lenders’ operations, and not just from an operational standpoint. There are significant cultural issues to address as well, as this will change how small business applications are collected and processed. Nationally recognized compliance expert Carl Pry will present the details and nuances of the new rule. Get details and register here.
2023 Annual Meeting - June 18-20, The Broadmoor, 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. Click here for details and to register. Thank you to these Associate Members supporting the event through sponsorship: Presenting Sponsors: BHG Financial; Truist Securities; and Safe Systems, Inc.; Platinum Sponsors: EBS; Fenimore Harrison Kay LLP; FHN Financial; ServisFirst Bank; Gold Sponsors: American Bankers Association; Aubrey Thrasher, LLC; Crowe LLP; CRS Data; Engaged Banker eXperience; First National Bankers Bank; McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Co., Inc.; Profit Resources, Inc.; Raymond James; Steve H. Powell & Co.; Troutman Pepper; Silver Sponsors: Elliott Davis; FHLBank 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; Warren Averett CPAs & Advisors; and Wolf & Company. P.C.
Jackson McConnell
Susan Moss
Perry Revell
Colin Stokes
Leadership Conference - July 10-12, Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra, FL
We’ve got a super crowd building for the Leadership Conference this July. Coming up July 10-12 at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra, FL, this conference is built for newly appointed c-suite bankers; senior officers; department heads; business development officers and those with community relations or government relations responsibilities or interests. This annual conference offers excellent educational sessions and quality networking time with your banking peers and GBA Associate Members. Click here to see a detailed conference agenda, to register and to see hotel information. A huge thanks to our sponsors! Presenting Sponsors: American Bankers Association, CSRA Business Lending and Point to Point Environmental; Platinum Sponsors: Anthem and Safe Systems, Inc.; Gold Sponsors: CRS Data, FHLBank Atlanta, Fenimore Kay Harrison LLP, First National Bankers Bank, ServisFirst Bank, and Steve H. Powell & Company; Silver Sponsors: Holmes-Shaw Agency - A Member of the PointeNorth Insurance Group, McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Co., Inc., Troutman Pepper and Wipfli.
Kristen Stogniew
BSA Peer Group Summer Session - July 19, Middle Georgia State University, Macon
Join your peers for this in-person networking opportunity as we discuss industry hot topics. Led by GBA's BSA Summit facilitator, Kristen Stogniew, this peer group meeting will equip you with best practices in BSA compliance. Member input led to creation of GBA's new BSA Peer Group, which complements and builds on the in-depth annual BSA Summit program. With a focus on the account opening process and enhanced due diligence, attendees were able to dig in to details, ask lots of questions and share best practices. Attendees can submit topics during registration to generate discussion among their peers about common pain points and industry trends and concerns. Strengthen your bank's BSA/AML/CFT and OFAC programs by registering today! Get all the details and register here.
Detailed Conference Agenda Now Available!
Women in Banking Conference - Aug. 10-11, Chateau Elan Winery & Resort, Braselton
The GBA Women in Banking Committee, under the leadership of Chair Lori Tucker, United Bank, Zebulon, and Vice Chair Jenn Whitmire, Pinnacle Bank, Elberton, is excited to unveil the detailed agenda for the 2023 Women in Banking Conference, Aug. 10-11 at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort in Braselton. Click here to take a look at the timely and beneficial sessions coming your way later this summer. There is something for all women bankers, strategic partners and Associate Members! Don’t miss this opportunity to meet, learn and share with your fellow colleagues. Register today to reserve your spot. Click here to register, see hotel reservation info, or to reserve your sponsorship. A huge thank you to our generous Associate Members who are supporting this conference through sponsorship. Platinum Sponsor: BHG Financial; Gold Sponsor: McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Co., LLC; Silver Sponsors: Carr, Riggs & Ingram, CPAs and Advisors; Elliott Davis; FHLBank Atlanta; Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC; Troutman Pepper; and Wipfli.
Lee Wetherington
Lee Wetherington to Keynote
President/CEO, Bank Accountant, Bank Counsel Conferences - Sept. 24-26, the JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District
There’s breaking news this week that Lee Wetherington, senior director of corporate strategy at Jack Henry & Associates, will be the closing speaker at this fall’s President/CEO, Bank Accountant, Bank Counsel Conferences. The annual tri-conferences will be Sept. 24-26 at the JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District. A Georgia native and strategist, keynote speaker and writer, Wetherington delivers keynotes nationwide, focusing on opportunities and challenges in fintech, payments, and digital banking. Wetherington notes, strategy is best done from the future backward, and in his keynote address, “Looking Ahead: Forces Shaping Banking Over the Next Decade,” he’ll address pressing issues such as what financial services (and financial institutions) will look like five or 10 years from now. Will the value of your charter increase or diminish over the short-, mid-, and long term? Will ongoing shifts in the nature of money be good or bad for banks and their customers? And what about AI? How will regulation, compliance and exams change? Don’t miss hearing from Wetherington and his long view on the future of banking and what opportunities and threats that future presents now, soon, and later. Register today by clicking here. The room block is filling quickly, so don’t delay in reserving your room. We’d like to thank our conference sponsors: American Bankers Association (ABA); Carr, Riggs, & Ingram, CPAs and Advisors; EBS; Elliott Davis; Fenimore Kay Harrison LLP; FHLBank Atlanta; First National Bankers Bank; James-Bates-Brannan-Groover, LLP; Mauldin & Jenkins; McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Co., LLC; Nichols, Cauley & Associates, LLC; ServisFirst Bank - Correspondent Division; Symphona; and Troutman Pepper.
Registration Open!
Compliance Conference & HMDA Workshop - Oct 18-20, The Westin Jekyll Island
Your program, your choice! Planned by GBA’s Compliance Committee, the GBA Compliance Conference has two components this year. First is our pre-conference workshop, led by Brad Washburn, president at Steve H. Powell & Company, will focus solely on HMDA reporting. The traditional conference follows. Attendees have the option to register for both workshop and conference, conference only, or workshop only. Click here for all the details and to register. We’d like to thank these GBA associate members who are showing their support through sponsorship – Platinum Sponsor: Steve H. Powell & Company and Silver Sponsors: Mauldin & Jenkins, Ncontracts, Troutman Pepper and Compliance Alliance.

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