ABA Banking Journal - May/June 2015 - (Page 52)

> ADVOCACY Excellence A in Advocacy 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 Leonard Wolfe 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, Mich. * 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, Middleburg, Va. * Julieann Thurlow, president and CEO, Reading Cooperative Bank, Reading, Mass. * 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 their views. 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. LEONARD WOLFE 52 ABA BANKING JOURNAL | MAY/JUNE 2015 DAWN DAUER JOHN MALANOWSKI

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ABA Banking Journal - May/June 2015

CHAIRMAN’S VIEW
UPFRONT
ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
LEGAL BRIEFS
PICTURE THIS
CELEBRATING A TRADITION OF INNOVATION
SOUND RISK CULTURE
AN INTERVIEW WITH FDIC’s MARTIN GRUENBERG
NEW RESPA/TILA MORTGAGE DISCLOSURES
BANK DOMAIN ROLLOUT
INVESTOR PERSPECTIVE
MARKETING/RETAIL
PAYMENTS
ADVOCACY
ABA COMPLIANCE CENTER INBOX
CYBERSECURITY
MORTGAGES
OPERATIONS
BOARD MATTERS
FROM THE STATES
BANKER RECOMMENDED READING
INNOVATIONS IN SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
INDEX OF ADVERTISERS

ABA Banking Journal - May/June 2015

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