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Arkansas Bankers Association

The Arkansas Bankers Association represents more than 97 percent of the assets, offices and employees in the 146 regulated, traditional banks and thrifts in Arkansas, which have $53 billion in deposits, 1,400+ branches, and 19,000+ proud employees. ABA is the advocate for Arkansas banks of all sizes and charter types before the governmental bodies and the public. We promise to continually promote and improve the banking industry amid challenge and an ever changing environment. ABA seeks to increase benefits for our bank members, improve value for shareholders, and grow a stronger business climate for all banks and our local economies. ABA, in addition to our very effective advocacy, delivers superior industry-specific information and education for bankers, and various high-quality products and services. ABA focuses on creating a stronger economy and helping Arkansans realize dreams by building better banks. Mission The Arkansas Bankers Association will promote the banking industry, function as the government relations liaison, offer educational opportunities and promote services to its membership. Vision Statement As the premier financial services organization, the Arkansas Bankers Association seeks to fulfill the needs of the state's financial institutions by providing the very best and latest opportunities in industry education, governmental relations, communication, and products and servers. Through these principles the Arkansas Bankers Association is committed to expanding its resources in a manner that best serves the evolving demands of its membership.
 

Iowa Bankers Association

In its 125-year history, the Iowa Bankers Association (IBA) has dedicated itself to serving Iowa banks and their employees. At its formation, the primary purpose of the organization was to provide representation of Iowa banks before the legislature and to provide an organization where individual bankers could gather and exchange ideas on the business of banking. Never straying from the original purpose, the IBA continues to look for ways to serve bankers through learning opportunities, legislative and regulatory representation, industry communications, forums for peer communication and enhancement of the image of banking.
 

Montana Bankers Association

MBA Vision A sound, effective financial system is vital to the well-being, strength, and prosperity of Montana's economy. The cornerstone of Montana's financial system must continue to be the commercial banking industry. The Montana Bankers Association exists to assure the continued strength of community banks as providers of capital, credit, financial services, asset management, intermediaries, employment, and corporate citizens. MBA Mission The mission of the Montana Bankers Association is to enhance the role of community banks as preeminent providers of financial services. This mission is accomplished through efforts such as state and federal legislative and regulatory activities, legal action, communications, research, and education. MBA Objective To accomplish its mission, the MBA, through a partnership of members and staff, has implemented the following strategies. MBA Membership MBA aggressively advocates: •Competitive equality for banks and laws and regulations with all providers of financial services. •A forum for the exchange of information, and the development and resolution of industry issues. •Authority for new financial services. •New opportunities to serve our customers. •Leadership to improve Montana's economy. MBA will lead its membership by: •Delivering quality educational programs. •Developing and offering innovative and responsive products and services to the membership and environment. •Maintaining a broad membership base in order to speak effectively for and represent Montana's banking community. MBA will maintain the integrity of its industry by: •Serving as the Montana spokesman for the banking industry through communications and public relations. •Promoting Montana banks' interests by serving on other selected statewide coalitions and organizations.
 

Florida Bankers Association

One of Florida's oldest trade associations, the Florida Bankers Association (FBA) was established in 1888 to advocate on behalf of Florida banks and promote the banking industry in the state. Among its peer trade associations, the FBA stands out thanks to its focused approach to serving members through untiring advocacy at the state and federal levels, useful products and services and exceptional education program offerings. Composed of more than 230 institutions, the FBA proudly represents banks of all sizes and focuses. From the smallest community bank in the state to the largest national bank in the country, the FBA strives to provide each and every member the opportunity to thrive in today's economic environment. The association is governed by a 42-member board of directors and is staffed by 20 full-time employees, each dedicated to the singular mission of ensuring the success of its members. Celebrating its 125th Anniversary, the FBA's success continues to be demonstrated throughout the State of Florida and across the country thanks to the loyalty, enthusiasm and commitment of its members.
 

Indiana Bankers Association

Our mission: To advocate for and sustain an environment in which banks can succeed. Our vision: To provide exemplary service to members as the premier state bank trade association in the country. Our values: In fulfilling our mission, we will: Maintain the highest ethics, integrity and respect for others; Serve with professionalism, innovation and resourcefulness; Instill passion, positive attitude and enthusiasm; Remain mindful that the success of the IBA is judged by the success of its members.
 

Louisiana Bankers Association

Since 1900, the LBA has remained true to its original mission: government relations. By drafting and supporting legislation, testifying before legislative committees and building constructive coalitions with other industry groups, the LBA plays an important role in developing a legal and regulatory environment that is beneficial to Louisiana banks. The presence of the LBA's government relations team at the state capitol and their close working relationship with our congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., means that LBA issues are given the highest priority. Member Involvement The LBA Government Relations Council involves bankers from all member banks at the grass roots level. GRC members assist the LBA Board of Directors in the development of the Association's positions on important banking issues. Through the LBA State and Federal PACs, Contributions from Louisiana bankers are used to promote policies of free enterprise and job creation. Working With Regulators The LBA works closely with state and federal regulatory authorities to develop legislation, regulations, and policies that are beneficial to the banking industry. Bank Counsel Section The LBA Bank Counsel Section consists of bank attorneys, both in-house and outside counsel, who monitor banking laws, make recommendations for changes and assist in drafting new legislation. Legal & Regulatory Compliance LBA provides legal assistance by filing Amicus Curiae, friend of the court, briefs in significant court actions and providing assistance to members with compliance questions and day-to-day bank operation questions. Communications From current events, to legislative updates, to information on the latest fraud activity, LBA communications offer Association members a local view of what is going on in the world of banking. Education LBA's education arm offers a wide variety of services to meet members' specific training needs, including seminars, conferences, in-house programs, educational products and AIB classes. Thousands of bankers attend LBA's workshops and conferences each year, ranging from frontline staff to bank directors. And when a bank wants to bring a program to its offices, LBA has a list of speakers who are available for in-house workshops that can be tailored for each institution.
 

Massachusetts Bankers Association

The Massachusetts Bankers Association (Mass Bankers) is a multi-faceted banking trade group that represents over 180 banks all across Massachusetts. These institutions, large and small, are commercial, savings and co-operative banks, federal savings banks, savings and loan institutions, and trust companies in every corner of the Commonwealth, and a few neighboring states. Together, our member banks manage an aggregate $2.2 trillion in assets.
 

Mississippi Bankers Association

The Mississippi Bankers Association, established in 1889, is a private membership organization which brings together and represents banks and savings institutions in the State of Mississippi. The MBA provides education through seminars and conferences, information through various avenues such as The Mississippi Banker magazine, and representation in legislative and regulatory matters. The Association also sponsors and/or endorses products and services for banks. The Association benefits from the strong leadership provided by Mississippi bankers serving as officers and executive committee members. The MBA has many bank employees serving on standing committees, providing a feeling of community for bankers across the state. The MBA has a long tradition of educating and involving bankers to improve their professional lives and their relationships with customers.
 

Nebraska Bankers Association

In September 1889, a group of 47 Nebraska bankers traveled to Kansas City to attend a convention of the American Bankers Association. While there, the Nebraskans decided to form a state association to represent Nebraska’s fledgling banking industry. Four months later, the Nebraska Bankers Association became a reality with the organization’s first convention held on Jan. 22, 1890. A total of 232 banks were represented at this organizing convention, and the Nebraska Bankers Association came into being. Now, more than a century later, Nebraska’s banking industry continues to be united under the banner of the statewide trade association that was formed on that winter day in 1889 by those forward-looking pioneer bankers. The NBA's Mission As the voice for the Nebraska banking industry, our mission is to provide extraordinary service for extraordinary members. Our vision is to be the foremost resource and advocate for Nebraska's banking industry. The association constantly monitors the banking scene, watchful for new ideas and approaches to help Nebraska’s financial institutions respond to an ever-changing environment. The NBA strives to respond quickly to events that impact its member institutions. Priorities include legislative representation, education, industry promotion and public relations, cost-saving products and services, and an array of other services designed to meet the needs of Nebraska’s banks and savings and loan institutions. The Decision-Making Process The official decision-making body of the NBA is the board of directors, which meets four to six times a year to deal with policy issues affecting the association. Board members, representing eight geographic regions of the state, are elected to three-year terms during the NBA’s annual meeting. The two immediate past presidents/chairmen, as well as the chairman and chairman-elect, also serve on the board of directors. Besides the NBA board of directors, there are three standing committees that direct and oversee various projects and activities carried on by the association each year. Committee members are chosen from each of the eight geographic districts to ensure that the state is fully represented in the NBA’s committee system. The standing committees include: Government Relations, NBA Education Advisory, and BankPAC. In addition, the NBA has a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary, the Nebraska Bankers Insurance and Services Company (NBISCO). Among other functions, NBISCO is the administrator of a group health insurance plan for bank employees, known as the NBA Voluntary Employees Beneficiary Association (VEBA). Both NBISCO and VEBA have separate governing bodies. Participation on committees and boards within the Nebraska Bankers Association is seen as an opportunity for bankers to develop their leadership skills and to gain a broader perspective of the banking industry. Upcoming vacancies are announced in January, and committee appointments for the coming year are made by the NBA chairman-elect each spring.
 

Ohio Bankers League

For more than 100 years, bankers from around the state have taken advantage of the vision shared by a few insightful Ohio bankers in the late 1800s. Even though each was a fierce competitor, they realized that great benefit could be achieved through cooperation. Their vision led to the formation of what is now known as the Ohio Bankers League, formerly the Ohio Bankers Association and the Ohio League of Financial Institutions. The OBL is the trade association for the Ohio banking industry – and is Ohio’s only organization focused on meeting the needs of all banks and thrifts in the Buckeye State. For more than 100 years, the OBL has been the voice of the Ohio banking industry fostering a cooperation that has made it one of the strongest and most reputable financial trade associations in the country. By linking banks, bankers, and industry experts – and by pooling their intellectual and capital resources – the OBL serves as a powerful creator of knowledge and collective resources. The non-profit association is comprised of 210 FDIC-insured financial institutions including commercial banks, savings banks, and savings and loan associations ranging in size from just over $13 million in assets to more than $2.5 trillion. Cooperation continues to make the Ohio Bankers League one of the strongest and most reputable financial trade associations in the country. Each year, thousands of volunteers and a full-time, professional staff provide Ohio financial institutions with a complete menu of cooperative opportunities – opportunities that not only enhance operation, but more notably, the bottom line.
 

Oklahoma Bankers Association

For more than 100 years, Oklahoma banks have relied upon a strong and active statewide organization working to address their changing needs and challenges. That organization - the Oklahoma Bankers Association - today serves 254 member banks. Based in Oklahoma City, the OBA assists its members with government relations, educational programs, legal and compliance services, communications, insurance products and numerous products and services. The Association was created in June 1897 when 25 banks from Oklahoma Territory assembled to organize in pursuit of their common goals. It was 10 years before Oklahoma became a state. Of course, the OBA has undergone many changes over the past century, but it has stayed true to its basic mission of helping banks cope with their common concerns and needs. The OBA works with banks to ensure they have the tools they need to support their communities. We provide fraud training programs to banks at no charge, we bring financial literacy programs to communities across the state and so much more. The OBA owns two subsidiaries - the OBA Services Company and the OBA Insurance Agency, which specialize in products and services for the banking industry. As you can see from the size of this site, the Association offers much, much more than is outlined here. But all of our efforts can be summed up in four simple words: We Make Bankers Better!
 

Tennessee Bankers Association

Mission The mission of the Tennessee Bankers Association is to represent and support its members, enabling them to provide a full range of quality financial products and services while maintaining safety and soundness. History and Current Activites The Tennessee Bankers Association (TBA) is a trade association established to serve the needs of the state’s banks, thrift institutions, and trust companies. Among other activities, the association provides continuing education, develops and monitors state and federal legislative agendas, disseminates information on all facets of the financial services industry, and promotes the public image of financial institutions. To conduct these efforts, the Nashville-based TBA employs a staff of 20. The TBA held its organizational meeting and first annual convention on October 22, 1890, in Memphis. Today, 231 Tennessee banks, thrift institutions, and trust companies belong to the association. In addition, TBA has 178 associate members. Associate membership is available to out-of-state banks and thrifts as well as commercial firms that market products or services to the members of the association. Each year, the TBA conducts approximately 70 information, education, and training programs. Among these are the TBA Annual Meeting, Independent Bankers Division Convention, and the TBA Leadership Convention, held annually. The TBA conducts four banking schools - The Southeastern Schools of Banking, Commercial Lending, Consumer Credit, and Advanced Commercial Lending. These schools enroll students from around the Southeast and enjoy the endorsement of several other southeastern bankers associations. Through the Personal Economics Program (PEP), developed by the American Bankers Association, local bankers bring practical economic education to area schools, community, and civic organizations. The national Teach Children to Save Day and Get Smart About Credit Day, which teaches older teens about using credit wisely, are just two of the consumer-oriented activities under PEP. Since 1913, the Tennessee Bankers Association has published The Tennessee Banker, a monthly magazine covering association programs and events, important industry trends, news about member banks and their employees, and regulatory information. Each branch office of TBA member institutions and all associate mem­bers receive a complimentary copy of the publication as a benefit of membership. On the legislative and legal fronts, TBA keeps members informed of rapid developments in the financial industry. The association coordinates legislative programs on both the national and state levels, provides regulatory information to member institutions, researches legal questions posed by members, and serves as a liaison between member banks and the state and federal governing bodies and regulatory agencies. The Legislative Update contains critical, current news and information to advise TBA members of action to take on behalf of the industry. The Regulatory Bulletin provides information about the activities of the bank regulatory agencies. Financial Products and Services, Inc, (Financial PSI), the wholly owned insurance agency of the TBA, offers insurance coverage and employee benefit plans tailored specifically for Tennessee banks.  These include group medical and life insurance, disability insurance, 401(k) plans, supplemental retirement and survivor benefits for key employees and directors, long-term care insurance, estate planning and consultation, seminar programs for bank customers, and business continuation programs, as well as property and casualty insurance, financial institution bond, and directors’ and officers’ liability through several well known insurance companies. Additional membership benefits include an annual salary survey, access to employment advertising and resumes of job-seekers, and complimentary copies of the TBA directory, which is published semi-annually. As today’s financial industry grows, changes, and faces new challenges, so does the Tennessee Bankers Association. The TBA continually strives to evaluate, improve, and increase its programs and services in an effort to meet the needs of its member institutions. j
 

Texas Bankers Association

"One Industry. One Vision. One Voice." Since 1885, the Texas Bankers Association has been working to create a dynamic and profitable environment for Texas banks. This environment has provided a healthy atmosphere for the industry, as well as resources and services to benefit bank employees. TBA is the leadership organization and principal advocate for all Texas Banks During the 83rd Texas Legislative Session, TBA was involved in providing testimony and service as a resource on several banking-related bills, including onerous bills promoted by tax lien lenders and subcontractors. We also followed legislation relating to interest on commercial loans; oil and gas leases on foreclosed property; stored value cards; finance code changes; and mediation following applications for expedited judicial foreclosures. On a Congressional level, TBA has fought hard to obtain relief from the regulatory overkill that is impacting the banking industry's ability to survive. TBA has led several groups to Washington, D.C., to meet with the Texas delegation and regulators; launched the Regulatory Feedback Initiative to give bankers an anonymous forum to rate their recent exams; and created Compliance alliance to help bankers deal with the maze of regulations. Education & Training In addition to providing legislative advocacy, TBA trains more than 11,000 bankers annually at seminars, conferences, schools and its annual convention. TBA offers manuals and reference publications on just about any banking-related subject. Facts & Stats The Texas Bankers Association has 495 member banks and 5,269 branches. More than 84 percent of Texas banks belong to the Texas Bankers Association. The smallest bank in the nation, The Oakwood State Bank, and the largest bank in the nation, Bank of America, are members of the association. TBA is the oldest and largest state banking association in the nation. Representing all Texas banking institutions, the Texas Bankers Association brings together community and regional banks and branches, bank holding companies and savings institutions. Located in Austin, the association is governed by a board of directors representing member banks of all asset sizes from across the state.
 

Wisconsin Bankers Association

Founded in 1892, the Wisconsin Bankers Association is the state’s largest financial industry trade association, representing nearly 280 commercial banks and savings institutions and their nearly 2,300 branch offices and almost 23,000 employees. Of the nearly 300 Wisconsin banks, 97 percent are members of the Wisconsin Bankers Association. The Association represents banks of all sizes from banks in rural Wisconsin to the state's largest financial institution in Green Bay. WBA has three subsidiaries which offer cost-effective and quality products for banks: FIPCO® Compliant. Consistent. Confident FIPCO® helps financial institutions operate more efficiently and profitably through the development, marketing and support of compliant and user-friendly business platforms. These products, in turn, help FIPCO clients provide exceptional service to their own customers, creating trust and confidence. Midwest Bankers Insurance Services MBIS is a joint venture by the Minnesota Bankers Association and the Wisconsin Bankers Association and is endorsed by the North Dakota Bankers Association. They specialize in designing and securing programs specifically for community banks in the Midwest. As an independent agency they have access to a variety of insurance providers to help tailor bank plans to meet specific needs. WBA Employee Benefits Corporation (EBC)/Trust Coverage for You and Your Employees The WBA EBC markets and services the WBA Insurance Trust Medical, Dental, Vision Care, Prescription Drug, Life plus Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D), Long Term and Short Term Disability coverage to financial institutions and their employees. It also provides an individual accidental death program and a voluntary life insurance program for employees of financial institutions as well as endorsing a BOLI program.
 

Pegasus Educational Services, LLC

Since 1996 Pegasus Educational Services, LLC, located in Louisville, Kentucky, has worked to provide bankers across the nation with quality programs, presentations and materials. Our goal is your success. The original founders, Laura Wilson and Ken Golliher each have worked for state bankers associations in several states and have a dedicated following of attendees in each of them. Those bankers know they are going to get the best, most current information available delivered in an easy to digest, even humorous fashion. Both prove that participating in a training session, even a compliance training session, does not have to be painful!
 

Kentucky Bankers Association

One voice, unifying the banking industry Welcome to the KBA, a nonprofit trade association that has been providing legislative, legal, compliance and educational services to its member institutions since 1891. KBA's directors and staff work together with its members to make the financial services industry a more effective and successful place to work. The strength of the KBA is bankers unifying as an industry to speak as one voice. Mission statement The purpose of the Kentucky Bankers Association is to provide effective advocacy for the financial services industry both in Kentucky and on a national level; to serve as a reliable and responsive source of information and education about areas of interest to the industry; and to provide a catalyst and forum for collective industry action. The Kentucky Bankers Association does this in four ways: 1.Government relations and industry advocacy 2.Information interchange 3.Education 4.Products and services