Leadership Division: Building Exceptional Leaders Through Involvement

The Leadership Division provides its members the opportunity to develop lifetime business relationships with the best and brightest people in community banking across the country.  From networking with peers to political activism, members have the opportunity to help ensure the future of the Texas community banking industry.

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Leadership Events

LD Region 2 Clay Shoot Aug 28, 2014

San Angelo, TX

LD Region 8 Golf Tournament Sep 5, 2014

Fredericksburg, TX 

IBAT 40th Annual Convention Sep 27, 2014 to Sep 30, 2014

Fort Worth, TX

LD Region 11 Meeting with Senator Lucio Oct 9, 2014

Harlingen, TX

LD Region 5: 10 Absolute Must-Have Strategies for Community Banks Oct 15, 2014

Mount Pleasant, TX

LD Region 5: 10 Absolute Must-Have Strategies for Community Banks Oct 15, 2014

Longview, TX

Leadership Division Regions

Region 1 Rodney Ruthart, First United Bank, Amarillo, 806-677-2060
Region 2 Abel Castro, First Bank & Trust, Lubbock, 806-788-0800
Region 3 Charles Comer, Bank of the West, Fort Worth, 817-868-5923
Region 4  Rick Jamieson, TIB-The Independent BankersBank, Dallas, 972-650-6067
Region 5 Justin Steinbach, Frost Bank, Dallas, 214-515-4055
Region 6 Zach Dean, Fort Davis State Bank, 432-426-3211
Region 7 Bruce E. Toppin, III, Rosenthal Pauerstein Sandoloski Agather LLP, San Antonio,  210-244-8812
Region 8 Wendy Griffin, Schertz Bank & Trust, 210-945-7400
Region 9 Keary Barnes, Catalyst Financial Company, Houston, 218-870-9182
Region 10 Tee Dippel, Brenham National Bank, 979-836-4571
Region 11 Ricky Leal, First Community Bank, NA, Harlingen, 956-364-7007
Region 12* Debbie Scanlon, BKD, LLP, 713-499-4610

*Region 12 is for IBAT bank and associate members who do not wish to be active participants in one region, but rather attend events in various ones. This area includes states outside of Texas.
Questions? Contact Darlene Revers (drevers@ibat.org)

Leadership in Action

IBAT launched a new resource for members of the Leadership Division and top-level management in member banks, the Leadership in Action newsletter.  Through a partnership with Multiview, an online publisher, IBAT has added another dimension to the benefits of being a member of Leadership Division.

Published on Friday of each week, Leadership in Action contains easy-to-read, practical resource articles focused on the areas of management, leadership, communications and team building.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

AccuSource Solutions
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Catalyst Financial Company
Fenimore, Kay, Harrison & Ford, LLP
First American Payment Systems
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