ABA Banking Journal - May/June 2015 - (Page 52)
BY BRIAN NIXON
T its Government Relations
Summit in March, ABA
recognized a dozen banking
industry leaders who have
gone above and beyond to
advocate for banks, their
customers and communities. ABA
Chairman John Ikard and ChairmanElect Dan Blanton shared the stories
to inspire and encourage bankers'
continued engagement so that the
industry can realize its policy goals.
* Charles Schmalz, president and
CEO, East Wisconsin Savings
Bank, Kaukauna, Wis.
Dawn Dauer chairs the Missouri
Bankers Association's Young Bankers
Division, and her passion and
commitment have made it a political
force to be reckoned with.
In addition to those highlighted below,
the following were honored for their
"excellence in advocacy":
* Cynthia Lowman, president, United
Bank of Michigan, Grand Rapids,
* Brenda Hughes, senior vice
president and retail lending
administrator, First Federal Savings
Bank, Twin Falls, Idaho
* Browning Herbert, vice president
and commercial relationship
manager, Middleburg Bank,
* Julieann Thurlow, president and
CEO, Reading Cooperative Bank,
* Roger Beverage, president
and CEO, Oklahoma Bankers
Association, Oklahoma City, Okla.
In July 2014, as vice chairman
of ABA's Agricultural Credit Task
Force and chairman of the Kansas
Bankers Association, Wolfe
testified on behalf of hundreds of
fellow bankers before the House
Agriculture Committee, making it
clear "that the Farm Credit System
is no longer lending on the farm."
His testimony helped shine a
much-needed spotlight on the FCS
and the inequities that go with this
government subsidized giant.
PRESIDENT AND CEO, UNITED BANK &
TRUST, MARYSVILLE, KANSAS
Leonard Wolfe's passion and Kansas
attitude helped kick-start lawmakers'
attention to issues surrounding the
Farm Credit System.
Since then, members of Congress
have called him to learn more about
the issue, and he has been a driving
force in convincing other agricultural
bankers to vigorously express
COMMUNITY BANK PRESIDENT, THE BANK OF
MISSOURI, CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO.
She has encouraged, coached and
mentored other young banking
professionals to step out of their
comfort zones and engage in political
advocacy. Repeatedly she has loaded
up numerous young bankers from
Southeast Missouri and driven four
hours to Jefferson City to participate
in MBA's Target Bankers Program.
She does the same for MBA's
annual Young Banker Day at the
Capitol and Young Banker Day at the
St. Louis Fed.
Dauer also has been instrumental in
developing and promoting the Missouri
Bankers Association's Young Banker
Pac. She promotes giving to the PAC
among her peers by emphasizing
that it's not about how much a young
banker gives-it's about making a
habit of contributing and participating
in the political advocacy process.
ABA BANKING JOURNAL | MAY/JUNE 2015
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ABA Banking Journal - May/June 2015
CELEBRATING A TRADITION OF INNOVATION
SOUND RISK CULTURE
AN INTERVIEW WITH FDIC’s MARTIN GRUENBERG
NEW RESPA/TILA MORTGAGE DISCLOSURES
BANK DOMAIN ROLLOUT
ABA COMPLIANCE CENTER INBOX
FROM THE STATES
BANKER RECOMMENDED READING
INNOVATIONS IN SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
INDEX OF ADVERTISERS
ABA Banking Journal - May/June 2015