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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.
 

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
 

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!