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Directors' Book Bundle

Here is your opportunity to own The Ultimate Guide for Bank Directors, Revised Edition and Boardroom Strategies for Financial Institutions written by Cathy Ghiglieri, an IBAT associate member for over fifteen years and former Texas Banking Commissioner, and Jewell Hoover, former District Deputy Comptroller for the Comptroller of the Currency. The first book in the series is up-to-date, fast-paced and a must-read for all bank directors and officers who are confronting the challenges facing the banking industry today. It addresses new bank regulations and regulatory guidance such as Basel III, CFPB, cybersecurity and risk management, and offers best practices and practical advice to bank directors. The newest addition to the series discusses strategies that range from how to artfully frame questions to get the best response from management to how to “wedge your place setting” at an already crowded boardroom table. Order your copies.

IBAT Announces New Endorsed Service Provider CliftonLarsonAllen

The CECL allowance calculator—administered by CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA) and Spotlight Financial—estimates the potential impact of the new Allowance for Loan and Lease Losses (ALLL) accounting standard on your bank. This web-based tool can estimate the impact of Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) on capital planning, strategic planning and budgeting. It can help you determine how much your institution’s current reserve balances will need to increase. CLA professionals will teach leaders in your bank how to use the program, help management and board members understand CECL concepts and evaluate CECL models, including data requirement identification and retention.

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The Baker Group Celebrates Two Milestones in Texas Community Banking

Since 1979, The Baker Group has provided investment portfolio and interest rate risk management to community banks nationwide. And for the past 25 years, The Baker Group has been an IBAT Endorsed Service Provider, helping Texas community banks succeed in an ever-changing financial landscape. The Independent Bankers Association of Texas congratulates The Baker Group on these anniversary milestones, and we look forward to continuing our successful partnership for many years to come! Click here to meet the Texas Baker Group team.