President's Award

The President’s Award is given to an IBAT member who has gone “above and beyond” in service to our industry and community.  It is an award of recognition – not bestowed every year.  The recipient is selected at the sole discretion of the IBAT President. 


The 2017 Recipient of the IBAT President's Award


Kathy Smith and Kelly Earls
Bank Compensation Consulting, Plano

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Past recipients of the award include:

  • 2017 - Kathy Smith & Kelly Earls, Bank Compensation Consulting, Plano
  • 2016 - Will Welch, CalTech, San Angelo
  • 2015 - Jay Kempton, Advantage Health Plans Trust, Oklahoma City, OK
  • 2014 - Rick Rizenbergs, First American Payment Systems, Fort Worth
  • 2013 - Debbie Scanlon, BKD, LLP, Houston 
  • 2011 - Dennis Schwartz, Schwartz & Associates, McKinney
  • 2009 - Terry Young, Media Information Services, Cedar Park
  • 2008 - John Collado, USI Southwest, Houston
  • 2007 - Richard T. Hendee, First National Bank, Houston
  • 2005 - Glen Johnson, Federated Investors, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2004 - The Baker Group, Austin & Oklahoma City, OK
  • 2003 - Coy D. Lewis, Coy Lewis & Company, Houston