Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia Bankers Association 2020 Joint CEO Forum 

SAVE THE DATE: The 2020 MD, VA and WV CEO Forum will be November 4 - 6, 2020. The official date has been set, but the location is still being determined. Mark your calendars and check back for location and registration information. We look forward to seeing you there!
West Virginia Bankers Association and the Community Bankers of West Virginia announce joint endorsement for West Virginia State Senate Candidate Eric Nelson, Jr.

West Virginia Bankers Association and Community Bankers of West Virginia announce the joint endorsement of Eric Nelson, Jr. for the 17th District of the West Virginia State Senate. WVBankers and CBWV believe that Delegate Nelson has the experience, credentials and industry knowledge that are fundamental to serve West Virginia; read full release.
Registration Now Open for WVBA/ABA's Washington Summit

Registrations are now being accepted for the 2020 WVBA/ABA Washington Summit, to be held March 23-25 in Washington, D.C. The largest gathering of banking industry leaders in the nation's capital, the Summit provides an opportunity for bankers across the country to meet with lawmakers, regulators and administration officials to help ensure that banking policy continues moving in the right direction. The Schedule for the 2020 program is currently in development and will be shared once available.

In conjunction with the Summit, ABA also hosts forums for mutual community banks, emerging leaders and women bankers. Register now.
Regulatory Feedback Initiative (RFI) Webinar

Bank directors and senior management officials are invited to participate in an important webinar on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 11:00 am EST.
The free webinar will feature survey data collected from hundreds of banks around the country relating to their last bank examination. You will hear expert analysis of trends and hot topics in current exams which you can use to prepare your team for your next exam.
Working with other state banking associations, RFI data is used to identify problems and inconsistencies in the examination environment and raise them with the appropriate officials at each agency. 
For more information, please see the registration form for details.

WVBankers invites you to explore our all-new, redesigned website. The new is packed with tools and information to help you and your bank stay up-to-date and connected. It also contains new search capabilities , simplified navigation and streamlined content

Check out the new today to enjoy everything the improved site has to offer. Thank you for being a part of WVBankers, and we'll see you online!
Nomination Form Deadline: December 13th!
WVBankers is excited to announce the release of our newly revamped Emerging Leaders Program for 2020! We have teamed up with ABA and the prestigious University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School to offer a top-notch certificate program for your bankers.

In the last few months, we have been tirelessly working to improve our Emerging Leaders program, and we believe that the changes we've made will give your bankers a robust, comprehensive training program. 
Once completed, they will graduate with a certificate from WVBankers as well as an Emerging Leaders certification from ABA-Wharton. 

This program is an excellent opportunity to engage the next generation of banking leaders in dealing with issues facing the industry through new perspectives on leadership. Send in the applications ASAP, deadline for submissions is December 13. 

Plan now to join us for WVBankers Legislative Day on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the Charleston Marriott. WVBankers Legislative Day presents a great opportunity for members of the Association to meet with legislators, including legislative leadership. 
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., followed by a briefing from Loren Allen, WVBankers Counsel and Director of Government Relations, who will present the Association's legislative agenda and provide pre-capitol visit briefing information. Registered attendees will then be bussed to the Capitol at 8:30 a.m. for meetings with the Senate President, Speaker of the House, Clerks, and Banking Committee chairs. 

Beginning at 9:30 a.m., attendees will have the opportunity to meet with their elected members of the legislature or attend select committee meetings. The group will then return to the Marriott for lunch. The WVBankers Board of Directors and Future/Emerging Leaders will meet during the afternoon.

Held in conjunction with WVBankers Legislative Day, our annual legislative day reception will be held 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., at the Charleston Marriott. Historically, approximately 150+ bankers, legislators, and guests attend this event throughout the evening. 
Legislative Day briefings, lunch, capitol visits and legislative reception are open, without charge, to WVBankers bank members. Bankers at all levels are invited and encouraged to participate. 

To succeed in today's banking world, bank officers need the wisdom and expertise that comes from perception and insight, an astute ability to discover, discern and decide. It's that kind of knowledge that the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University has been offering to experienced bank officers for over 70 years.

Completion of the program has become a requisite to professional advancement in many banks. Executives at multi-billion dollar financial institutions as well as community banks find that the School's curriculum addresses their educational needs.

The 2020 session runs May 25 - June 5, 2020. Join thousands of other executives who have attended GSBLSU and have left the school with a new kind of knowledge - one that separates them apart.


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