DBA Digest for January 6, 2023

DBA Welcomes David Mench

as Director of Government Affairs

The Delaware Bankers Association is pleased to announce the appointment of David Mench as its Director of Government Affairs. David has extensive banking experience in Delaware, most recently as Business Development Executive at JPMorgan Chase between 2002 and 2021. David has also worked at MBNA, Anderson Consulting, and National Westminster. In his role, David will assume the State and Federal Government Relations activity for the Association from Thomas Collins following his retirement.


“We’re delighted to welcome David to the DBA staff,” said Sarah Long, President of the DBA. “His extensive financial services experience will serve the Association well in Dover.”


David earned his BS in Finance from the University of Delaware, and his MBA as a Chaplin Tyler Fellow for Leadership and Academic Excellence, also from the University of Delaware. He is active in the community serving on the Charter School of Wilmington Board of Directors, and Director of Development for Brandywine River Restoration Trust. David has also coached and mentored in Wilmington Little League. the Catholic Youth sports leagues, and volunteered for Ronald McDonald House, Delaware Food Bank, and Junior Achievement. David lives in Wilmington with his wife Jen, and their three sons.

Business Writing & Grammar Courses

Virtual Live: January 11, 2023, and January 25, 2023

Business Writing Workshop

January 11, 2023

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

$199 per person for members

($249 for non-members)

Register Online

Workshop Objectives: After attending this course, participants will benefit from an increased ability to: 

  • Identify varied audiences and purposes for writing;
  • Polish rough edges of their writing style in paragraphs, sentences, words, and format;
  • Write more effective documents; and,
  • Apply course concepts to their actual writing samples.

Taking the “Grr” Out of Grammar

January 25, 2023

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

$99 per person for members

($149 for non-members)

Register Online

Workshop Objectives: This course helps participants:


  • Analyze why correct documents are so important;
  • Identify the errors that tarnish a writer’s image;
  • Learn practical, current grammar and punctuation rules;
  • Practice correcting grammar glitches and punctuation pitfalls; and,
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the rules through a pre- and post-quiz.

2023 Compliance School - February 8th -

In-Person and Online!

Registration is now open for the next DBA Regulatory Compliance School, February 8, 2023, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Attend online or at the Wilmington University Brandywine Campus in Wilmington. Get the latest information on the trends and topics you need in the ever-changing regulatory compliance environment. Sessions and topics include: Regulatory Panel Discussion, BSA/AML, Fraud Mitigation, and more! seven (7) DE & PA CLE Credits, CPE and CRCM Credits Applied For. DBA Members pay just $699 ($899 for non-members). Register today!


Northern Trust Market Insights - January 24, 11 a.m.

Join Northern Trust for their quarterly discussion on the latest market and economic developments – and what they mean for investors, your portfolio and our outlook.


Todd Flubacher to Speak at Heckerling Institute

Morris Nichols partner Todd Flubacher serves on the faculty of the 57th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning. He will speak on the panel, “Upside Down with a Perfect View: Practical Considerations in Establishing a Long-Term Trust” on January 11. Panelists will discuss factors to consider in choosing a jurisdiction for a new long-term trust and share their practical experiences in drafting and administering trusts to last for multiple generations.

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Troutman Pepper Popcast: "Board-er" Patrol in Privacy and Cyberattacks

In this episode of Unauthorized Access, Kamran and Sadia are joined by Redpoint Cybersecurity VP of Client Engagement Violet Sullivan. The three cyber experts discuss board level buy-in and how to make sure the board is prepared for a cyberattack before it happens. Violet also shares how changing the communication around these issues of cyber privacy and risk can help.

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Greg Koseluk at greg.koseluk@debankers.com