State Meetings

True tales of ownership succession

The sometimes painful process of bank ownership succession planning was highlighted at the recent Nebraska Bankers Association annual convention by a panel of CEOs who became new owners when presented with the opportunity by previous owners. [Continue]

Iowa officials update bankers on flooding at IDoB event

Spring flooding was on the minds of Gov. Kim Reynolds and Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig as they updated bankers on conditions on the ground in southwestern Iowa during the 26th annual “Day with the Superintendent,” held April 18 in Des Moines. The event was hosted by the Iowa Division of Banking. [Continue]

Trust through transparency: FDIC chair describes priorities

FDIC Chair Jelena McWilliams offers commentary on the Trust through Transparency initiative, the FDIC’s increased focus on cybersecurity, her listening tour of bankers and efforts to streamline regulations at the agency, even though “it’s not the nature of a regulatory agency to declutter.” [Continue]

Leadership helps staff make the most of their work

Leaders succeed by identifying important goals, and they articulate powerful reasons for pursuing those goals. They set high expectations and take the actions necessary to accomplish them. Finally, they track results intensely. [Continue]