#QuickTakes

#QuickTakes: Sean Doherty

Sean Doherty, President of the Asset Management Group, Inc., at Country Club Bank in Kansas City, Mo., offers an update on CECL implementation and the preparation community banks need to undertake. [Continue]

#QuickTakes: RiskScout

Finding new sources of loans can require a bank to examine markets it hadn’t yet considered, explains Melissa Marsal, executive vice president and chief operating officer, West Town Bank & Trust in Raleigh, N.C. Marsal describes how her bank partnered with RiskScout to identify and work with the hemp industry. [Continue]

#QuickTakes: Tony Repanich

Tony Repanich, president and chief operating officer of Shield Compliance, joins BankBeat publisher Tom Bengtson for an interview about the challenges and opportunities of banking the cannabis industry. [Continue]

#QuickTakes: Robert Johnston

BankBeat publisher Tom Bengtson visits with Robert Johnston, CEO and founder of Adlumin, about the current cybersecurity issues facing community banks and they can best tackle the challenges of the environment. [Continue]

#QuickTakes: John Cohron

John Cohron, CEO of JMFA, joins BankBeat Publisher Tom Bengtson to discuss the role of overdraft programs in the current environment, as some bigger banks look to eliminate or reduce them and some Democrat legislators turn increased scrutiny to their usage. [Continue]

#QuickTakes Cheryl Lawson

Cheryl Lawson, executive vice president of compliance review with JMFA, joins BankBeat publisher Tom Bengtson to discuss the importance of robust overdraft solutions management. With how complex compliance has gotten, it’s important to seek out knowledgeable industry partners who can guide your bank through the minutiae of overdraft services. [Continue]

#QuickTakes: Noah Wilcox

Noah Wilcox, 2020-2021 chair of the Independent Community Bankers of America, reflects on his year at the helm of ICBA, including the pandemic’s impact, what the Paycheck Protection Program could mean for the future, and how community bankers worked past partisanship to accomplish political goals during his tenure. [Continue]

#QuickTakes: Chuck Mueller

Chuck Mueller, CEO of Fidelity Bank in Edina, Minn., and BankBeat’s 2021 Banker of the Year, discusses how Fidelity has benefitted from early adoption of a niche lending identity and how becoming president of the bank in 2008 taught him skills to use during COVID-19, and where he turns his focus after passing on presidential duties to Todd Williams. [Continue]