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FA R E W E L L

Farewell from Mae Beth
ng the
I look forward to never heari
e
hil
W
s.
on
oti
em
xed
mi
up of staff,
ing for IBAT, I leave with
ver worked with a finer gro
ne
AFTER 23 YEARS of work
ve
ha
I
.
ily
fam
AT
IB
e
d, but I look
a.m., I will miss th
of you on a daily basis is sa
alarm go off again at 4:20
all
th
wi
ng
cti
era
int
t
No
.
sociate members
community bankers and as
many
ture in life's journey.
portant as working for as
im
as
t
forward to the next adven
no
is
ny
pa
com
me
ent group
longevity with the sa
ently told by his managem
It seems in today's world,
rec
s
wa
ds
en
fri
my
of
e
On
e mark! Aside
hance your resume.
companies as possible to en
5 years. Boy, am I past th
3an
th
re
mo
for
ny
pa
the
ployed by a com
The first was working for
.
life
ult
ad
that no one should be em
my
in
s
job
o
tw
those
h school and college, I had
IBAT and I wouldn't trade
for
ng
from part-time jobs in hig
rki
wo
s
wa
d
on
sec
tives for 20 years. The
Texas House of Representa
o interviewed
experiences for anything.
teful to Chris and Karen wh
gra
be
s
ay
alw
ll
wi
I
,
tly
en
you
family rec
tive efforts of "opt-out ." If
isla
leg
As I shared with my IBAT
e
th
th
wi
ng
lpi
he
porary six-month job of
me for what was to be a tem
g her why
(er) like me.
er school one day and askin
aft
e
remember that, you're old
us
ho
s
er'
th
mo
nd
gra
ber going to my
that God didn't
When I was young, I remem
ithout blinking, she told me
W
t?
en
fer
dif
I
s
wa
hy
W
er I
the other kids.
will admit that as I got old
I
.
wd
cro
a
God didn't make me like all
in
me
d
fin
ld
e state
de me extra special so He cou
e chief of staff for one of th
th
th
wi
make me different, He ma
iew
erv
int
st
fir
my
had ever met
at promise when I had
d demanding individuals I
an
was a little doubtful of th
nt
tie
pa
im
ff,
gru
st
mo
d to be one of the
nimum wage.
ly below-way below-mi
representatives. He appeare
ite
fin
de
s
wa
me
d
ere
off
he
the
e first salary
n turned out to be one of
ma
at
th
d
... not to mention cheap! Th
an
did
I
t
Bu
y.
en I later
n return the second da
re lessons that I used wh
we
I didn't know if I would eve
me
ht
ug
ta
he
ing
th
. And indeed,
I've ever known. Every
I loved that job for 20 years
kindest, most gentle men
d
An
e.
us
Ho
e
th
in
ers
ff for other memb
worked as the chief of sta
had
.
ren, like those for whom I
Ka
d
an
ris
God was looking out for me
Ch
.
AT
IB
th
wi
t faith in
e Capitol, I interviewed
could not do, but rather pu
d
When I decided to leave th
an
ld
cou
I
at
wh
ne
mi
me to do the
at the outside to deter
to that faith they placed in
worked before, did not look
up
live
to
ed
tri
s
ay
alw
ve
plish. And I ha
me as to what I could accom
ed
ve loved it.
together in loss and support
ed
cri
er,
eth
best job I could do and I ha
tog
ed
gh
lau
ve
vision. I've
my IBAT family. We ha
mbers of the Leadership Di
I will always be grateful for
me
e
th
ss
mi
y
all
eci
esp
ll
oil and trouble. I wi
indeed my passion.
each other in times of turm
e Leadership Division was
th
d
an
job
ur
yo
in
on
ssi
ng and there is
always heard you need pa
ll offer. Each day is a blessi
wi
it
ies
nit
rtu
po
op
w
ne
e
e and th
I look forward to the futur
better.
each day to make their life
e
eon
dnesses
som
for
do
n
ca
we
will never forget all of the kin
d
an
always something
st
be
y
ver
e
th
u
yo
of
the road.
IBAT! I wish each
It's been a wonderful life at
of you and I'll see you down
ch
ea
ss
ble
d
Go
ay
M
.
ars
roughout the ye
you have extended to me th
'Em!"
And, lest we forget, "Hook
utlonghorn52@ yahoo.com

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017

Up Front CHRISTOPHER L. WILLISTON, CAE
General Counsel’s Corner KAREN M. NEELEY
Services Spotlight JOE KIM KING
The Compliance Guy KELLY GOULART, CRCM CAMS CIA
News
Leadership Conference Preview
Gap Management: An Idea Whose Time Has Gone LESTER MURRAY
IBAT 2017 Regional Meeting Tour CHRISTOPHER L. WILLISTON VI, CAE
In an Uncertain World, Look for the Silver Lining MARK ROE
Farewell from Mae Beth
People
Calendars
New Members
Index of Advertisers
Communities
The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - cover1
The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - cover2
The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - 3
The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - 4
The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - 5
The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - Up Front CHRISTOPHER L. WILLISTON, CAE
The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - 7
The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - General Counsel’s Corner KAREN M. NEELEY
The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - 9
The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - Services Spotlight JOE KIM KING
The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - 11
The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - 12
The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - The Compliance Guy KELLY GOULART, CRCM CAMS CIA
The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - 14
The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - News
The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - Leadership Conference Preview
The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - 17
The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - 18
The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - Gap Management: An Idea Whose Time Has Gone LESTER MURRAY
The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - 20
The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - 21
The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - IBAT 2017 Regional Meeting Tour CHRISTOPHER L. WILLISTON VI, CAE
The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - 23
The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - 24
The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - 25
The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - In an Uncertain World, Look for the Silver Lining MARK ROE
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The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - Farewell from Mae Beth
The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - People
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The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - Calendars
The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - Index of Advertisers
The Texas Independent Banker - May/June 2017 - Communities
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