May 2023  

Featured Learning and Development Opportunities
Rural Development and Lending Conference - May 18-19, St. Simons Island
There is still time to register and attend the annual GBA 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, a farm bill update and a cotton update. Thanks to the GBA Agriculture 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. A huge thanks to this year's conference sponsors! Platinum Sponsor: CSRA Business Lending. Gold Sponsor: Point to Point Environmental.
New Peer Group Offering
BSA Peer Group Meeting - May 31 on Zoom
Our peer groups are growing! Join GBA's BSA Summit lead facilitator, Kristen Stogniew, for our first-ever BSA peer group meeting. Focusing on the account opening process and enhanced due diligence, you are sure to walk away with the all the best practices in BSA compliance. Get all the details and register here.
Carl Pry
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, Colorado Springs, CO
The GBA Nominating Committee has met and according to its Chair, Luke Flatt, chairman, AB&T, Albany, the committee unanimously recommends the 2023-2024 GBA Chairman-Elect be Brad E. Barber, president and CEO, First National Bank, Bainbridge. Nominated as Vice Chairman is Philip G. Williams, president and CEO, The Claxton Bank. Barber and Williams will stand for election by the membership at the GBA Annual Business Meeting at 7 a.m. June 20, 2023, at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO. We’ll also hear a state of the association speech by current GBA Chairman Rhodes McLahanan, CEO, First American Bank & Trust Company, Athens, install board members, consider resolutions and recognize bankers who have served 50 years or more in the industry. As the current Chairman-Elect, Kimberli (Kim) D. Wilson, president and CEO, OneSouth Bank, Macon, automatically becomes 2023-2024 GBA Chairman July 1. “Kim, Brad and Philip are the consummate bank leaders and have each served GBA for many years across a variety of volunteer positions. They know the association and are in-tune with the broad spectrum of member needs. GBA’s community of bankers and banking-industry professionals will be in good hands with them at the helm,” McLanahan said. Click here for details and registration access for the full GBA Annual Meeting event.
Rhodes McLanahan
Kim Wilson
Brad Barber
Philip Williams
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, and there’s still room for you. 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. Make your hotel plans soon, though, as availability is now limited. Sponsorships are still available; click here for information and to reserve your sponsorship. 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.
Women in Banking Conference - Aug. 10-11, Chateau Elan, Braselton
We invite all women from GBA member banks, Strategic Partners and Associate Members to attend GBA’s annual Women in Banking Conference, Aug. 10-11 at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort in Braselton. Hosted annually by the GBA Women in Banking Committee, this event is the most highly anticipated annual event for many of our women members. The program is taking shape and will include sessions about managing generational differences in your workforce, how prioritizing your mental health affects your entire community, an interactive workshop using the Insights Discovery Profile to help you better understand yourself and others; and the popular executive leadership panel, which will focus on work/life balance. Click here to see the conference website, register, see hotel reservation info, or to reserve your sponsorship. A huge thank you to our sponsors! 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.

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