ABA Banking Journal - February 2013 - (Page 16)

ABA community banking CEO’S CHANGING JOB “I’m not just a banker anymore” Consolidation, pace of change, and business growth demand a new blend of delegation and hands-on involvement BY STEVE COCHEO, EXECUTIVE EDITOR & DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGER a t times, Paul Siebenmorgen feels like two people. “To the outside, in our communities, I’m a banker,” says the president and CEO of Farmers and Merchants State Bank, Archbold, Ohio. “But inside, nowadays, I really feel I’m more of a manager, delegator, leader, band director, educator, cheerleader, what have you.” S i e b e n m o r g e n ’s b a n k h a s expanded into five new communities in five years, and is approaching the $1 billion-assets mark. And he’s found his personal definition of 16 | ABA BANKING JOURNAL | february 2013 “community banker” has changed. This evolution has been felt by many in the business, as was discussed with Siebenmorgen and four other members of ABA’s Community Bankers Council. The CEO who isn’t on the main banking floor—or even in the main branch— no longer seems an oddity. Strategy has grown to be a bigger piece of the job—even if daily demands push creative thinking to nights, weekends, and holidays. If the predicted consolidation among community

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ABA Banking Journal - February 2013

ABA Banking Journal - February 2013
Contents
Chairman’s View
Editor’s Column
The Economy
Bank Notes
Picture This
“I’m not just a banker anymore”
Pass the Aspirin
Tech Topics
High-energy banker—a tale of four cities
What’s in it for the customer?
Wealth management goes holistic
Compliance Inbox
ABA At Your Service
Legal Issues
First Person

ABA Banking Journal - February 2013

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