#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]

#QuickTakes: Robert Johnston

CEO and co-founder of Adlumin Robert Johnston recaps the company’s roots in investigating the hack of the 2016 Democratic National Committee email leak, how gaps in cybersecurity affect banks, and what impact the pandemic has had on the importance of remote and cloud-based technology. [Continue]

#QuickTakes: Keith Leggett

Keith Leggett, former ABA economist and author of the popular “Credit Union Watch” blog, weighs in on achieving tax parity, what banks can learn from credit unions about grassroots mobilization, and why he shut down his blog after more than a decade. [Continue]

#QuickTakes: TJ Minnehan

Wisconsin’s TJ Minnehan, a 2020 Rising Stars in Banking honoree, contrasts his experience working at both a big bank and a community bank, describes the reservoir of mentor relationships he’s built and considers CRE demand amid economic uncertainty. [Continue]