IBAT Associate Member Advisory Council

About Us

Mission: To enable IBAT Associates to maximize their membership investments and membership experience.

The chairman sits on the IBAT Board of Directors. The Council meets quarterly.  Each council member has a term of three years which can be renewed once.


Feel free to email Council Members with comments, concerns, questions or ideas.

Kathy Smith
Principal Bank Compensation Consulting, Inc. kathy.smith@bcc-usa.com

Derek McGee
Vice Chair
Partner Fenimore, Kay, Harrison & Ford LLP dmcgee@fkhpartners.com

John Bloss
Associate Partner The Baker Group jbloss@gobaker.com

Steve Cunningham
Senior Tax Manager BKD, LLP scunningham@BKD.com

Bryan Dillon
Director of Bank Sales/
Strategic Accounts
Fitech Payments. LLC bdillon@fitech.com

Brad Giddens
Business Development Executive CalTech brad.giddens@caltech.com

Kim Kreps-Colgan
President & Chief Talent Officer Kreps-Colgan & Associates Executive Search, LLC    kim@kcexecs.com

Aaron McGregor
Regional Director of Sales SHAZAM amcgreg@Shazam.net
Darlene Revers
Membership Engagement Manager IBAT drevers@ibat.org


  • 2006 Council recommendation to IBAT Dues Task Force regarding Associate Member (AM) dues tiered structure which was adopted.
  • More recognition for AMs (ribbons at Convention and recognition at Convention General Session).
  • Established Associate Member Information Exchange.
  • Status letter to AMs to let them know what is going on at IBAT and what the Council is doing for them.
  • Developed a process to welcome new AMs.
  • Web Enhancements on AM Search.
  • AM Survey developed, distributed, results tallied and working areas of concern from the survey (website, Forum).
  • Implemented the use of the tiered structure created for dues to recognize AMs for the Five*Star Award.
  • Created and implement a process to review product/service listing requested and revised current list, dividing into those used and those needed.
  • Responsible for the recommendation of the “Speed Dating” at the Leadership Division Conference that was adopted by staff.
  • Commissioned the 2015 Banker Survey to help AMs with marketing/sales efforts.