General Banking School - Year 2

LOCATION: Griffin Gate Marriott, 1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington

The Kentucky Bankers Association’s (KBA) General Banking School is designed for employees who possess a current knowledge of banking that sufficiently prepares them for this advanced paced curriculum. The mission of this school is to teach bankers to understand the business of managing a bank company, the financial decisions that must be made, how each bank department is inter-related and the economic environment of the business of banking. The KBA General Banking School will prepare bankers for any of the national graduate schools of banking.

Who Should Attend
The school is designed for recent college graduates, management trainees, and bank employees who wish to build on skills acquired through the Essentials of Banking School and/or AIB. The following minimum requirements are suggested:
  • An associate degree, AIB courses in Money and Banking, Principles of Banking, and/or Accounting, or equivalent college courses and five years experience in the financial service industry; or

  • A bachelor’s degree in finance or economics and two years experience in the financial service industry; or

  • A master’s degree in finance or economics and no experience in the financial service industry; or

  • A graduate of the Essentials of Banking School.

  • Applicants with special circumstances will be handled on an individual basis.

Benefits of Attending
The General Banking School builds a bridge between concepts and practical application. The curriculum consists of practical classroom sessions and experience with a computer-generated bank simulation, BankExec. The balance of classroom and simulation creates a program that will be of value to bankers throughout their career. The school provides bankers with:
  • A comprehensive understanding of the connections between banking functions and the banking environment.

  • Practical application of classroom learning by completing Intersession assignments.

  • Opportunities to experience the complexity of managing a successful bank through a hands-on computer simulation.

Graduation Requirements
To successfully complete the required course of study and graduate from the school, the following requirements must be met. Participants must:
  • Attend all classes.

  • Attend intersession day in the fall, complete the intersession exercises and receive a satisfactory evaluation of the exercises.

  • Participate in BankExec, as a part of the Year II curriculum, and receive a satisfactory evaluation.

  • Pass all exams.

Classes & Materials
Participants will check-in for classes the first day of the program, Monday, June 7, 2021, at the Griffin Gate Marriott, 1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington, Kentucky. Classes will begin immediately following orientation. All classes will be held at Griffin Gate Marriott

Curriculum materials will be distributed the first day of class. Participants should bring their own calculator and supplies for taking notes during class.

Housing & Meals
Bankers will check in Sunday afternoon/evening at the Griffin Gate Marriott, 1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington, Kentucky. Roommates will not be assigned. If a registrant prefers to share a room please contact Paula Cross with the information.

All lunches will be served at Marriott Griffin Gate. Bankers will be on their own for dinner. Breakfast will be available with lodging.

Admission & Fees
First priority for admission is given to members of the KBA. Applicants are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. To apply, submit an application to the KBA by May 28, 2021. If an applicant suffers from any disabilities that might influence his or her participation in the school, please enclose a brief letter with the application.

The annual tuition includes curriculum, computer fees, lodging and some meals. The fee for the intersession/simulation exercises is $215; this includes materials, faculty review of assignments and any special meetings. Participants will be billed in August for this fee.

Applicants withdrawing before May 28, 2021 will be refunded all fees except a $150 cancellation fee. There is no refund if an applicant withdraws after the deadline or fails to attend the school, with the exception of extenuating circumstances. Due to commitments and expenses we cannot reverse, such as: handouts, food, beverages, room rentals, speaker fees, etc.; even extenuating circumstances will require partial refunds because of these expenses. Substitutions are welcome. Refund requests must be submitted in writing/email to the KBA.
When
6/7/2021 - 6/11/2021
Where
Griffin Gate Marriott
1800 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY USA

About the Speaker(s)

SpeakerBlock
Mr. Wade  Baker
Wade Baker

1974 - 2002 Worked in banking 2002 - present Full time Realtor 1979 graduated from the Kentucky School of Banking 1987 9raduated from the School of Banking of the South at LSU 1988 - present Kentucky School of Banking faculty
Mr. Wade  Baker
Wade Baker
1974 - 2002 Worked in banking 2002 - present Full time Realtor 1979 graduated from the Kentucky School of Banking 1987 9raduated from the School of Banking of the South at LSU 1988 - present Kentucky School of Banking faculty BAKER, WADE
Ms. Lanie  Gardner
Lanie Gardner
First Southern National

Lanie W. Gardner, serves as First Southern National Bank’s Community President in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. Lanie is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking (LSU) and Brescia University. Lanie also serves on the Kentucky Banker’s Association Board of Directors, Muhlenberg Alliance for Progress Board of Directors, The Community Hospital Board of Directors, various other community boards and association and is serves in her church in ladies ministry and Sunday School. Lanie brings a unique approach to learning through laughter, demonstration, activities, scenarios and more in the Kentucky Banker’s Association Banking School. Lanie is married to her husband Barry, of 33-years. They have two children and four (and one on the way) grandchildren. Lanie is a proponent of lending from within and serves First Southern in their Emerging Leader’s Program.
Ms. Lanie  Gardner
Lanie Gardner
First Southern National
Lanie W. Gardner, serves as First Southern National Bank’s Community President in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. Lanie is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking (LSU) and Brescia University. Lanie also serves on the Kentucky Banker’s Association Board of Directors, Muhlenberg Alliance for Progress Board of Directors, The Community Hospital Board of Directors, various other community boards and association and is serves in her church in ladies ministry and Sunday School. Lanie brings a unique approach to learning through laughter, demonstration, activities, scenarios and more in the Kentucky Banker’s Association Banking School. Lanie is married to her husband Barry, of 33-years. They have two children and four (and one on the way) grandchildren. Lanie is a proponent of lending from within and serves First Southern in their Emerging Leader’s Program. GARDNER, LANIE
Mr. John David King
John King
Hometown Bank of Corbin, Inc.

John David King is the Barbourville Market President and Chief Financial Officer for Hometown Bank, Corbin, KY. He has 36 years of experience in community banking with extensive experience in financial analysis, Bank investments, interest rate risk and liquidity management.

He has served as a faculty member of the KBA General Banking School since 2000 and has been an instructor for The American Institute of Banking.

He received his Professional Masters in Banking from the GSB at LSU and Sheshunoff Consulting. Additionally, he graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at LSU, the Kentucky Bank Management School and the KBA General Banking School. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Economics from Union College in Barbourville, KY.
Mr. John David King
John King
Hometown Bank of Corbin, Inc.
John David King is the Barbourville Market President and Chief Financial Officer for Hometown Bank, Corbin, KY. He has 36 years of experience in community banking with extensive experience in financial analysis, Bank investments, interest rate risk and liquidity management.

He has served as a faculty member of the KBA General Banking School since 2000 and has been an instructor for The American Institute of Banking.

He received his Professional Masters in Banking from the GSB at LSU and Sheshunoff Consulting. Additionally, he graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at LSU, the Kentucky Bank Management School and the KBA General Banking School. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Economics from Union College in Barbourville, KY.
KING, JOHN
Mr. Tom McGill
Tom McGill
Profit Resources, Inc

Mr. Tom McGill
Tom McGill
Profit Resources, Inc
 MCGILL, TOM
Dr. Dianna  Preece, DBA
Dianna Preece
University of Louisville

Dianna has been a professor of Finance in the College of Business for nearly 30 years. Dianna teaches in several banking schools including the American Bankers Association Business of Banking schools as well as the Kentucky's General Banking School and the Foundations of Banking School (formerly The Essentials of Banking School) and the Iowa School of Banking. She also taught for several years at the Graduate School of Banking of the South at LSU. Dianna has published articles in several journals including the Journal of Banking and Finance and Financial Review. She has served as a faculty representative on the University of Louisville’s University Club’s Board for three years. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Southern Finance Association.
Dr. Dianna  Preece, DBA
Dianna Preece
University of Louisville
Dianna has been a professor of Finance in the College of Business for nearly 30 years. Dianna teaches in several banking schools including the American Bankers Association Business of Banking schools as well as the Kentucky's General Banking School and the Foundations of Banking School (formerly The Essentials of Banking School) and the Iowa School of Banking. She also taught for several years at the Graduate School of Banking of the South at LSU. Dianna has published articles in several journals including the Journal of Banking and Finance and Financial Review. She has served as a faculty representative on the University of Louisville’s University Club’s Board for three years. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Southern Finance Association.PREECE, DIANNA
Mr. Paul M. Ratterman
Paul Ratterman
Stifel Financial

Mr. Paul M. Ratterman currently serves as Managing Director–Fixed Income Capital Markets at Stifel. His banking career began with Liberty National Bank in 1978. He has been working in his current capacity for 35 years, formerly at Liberty, Bank One, J.P. Morgan, and now Stifel.

In addition to receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at Hanover College in 1978 and an MBA from Bellarmine University in 1983, he is also a graduate of the American Bankers Association Graduate School of Bank Investments at the University of Oklahoma.

He is a faculty member of the American Bankers Association’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking and the ABA International School of Banking. He also instructs Asset/Liability Management and Portfolio Investment classes for the Kentucky School of Banking.

Professional credentials include the FINRA Securities Representative (Series 7), Securities Principal (Series 24), Municipal Securities Principal, and Securities Sales Supervisor (Series 9 & 10).

Mr. Ratterman currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Spalding University.
Mr. Paul M. Ratterman
Paul Ratterman
Stifel Financial
Mr. Paul M. Ratterman currently serves as Managing Director–Fixed Income Capital Markets at Stifel. His banking career began with Liberty National Bank in 1978. He has been working in his current capacity for 35 years, formerly at Liberty, Bank One, J.P. Morgan, and now Stifel.

In addition to receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at Hanover College in 1978 and an MBA from Bellarmine University in 1983, he is also a graduate of the American Bankers Association Graduate School of Bank Investments at the University of Oklahoma.

He is a faculty member of the American Bankers Association’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking and the ABA International School of Banking. He also instructs Asset/Liability Management and Portfolio Investment classes for the Kentucky School of Banking.

Professional credentials include the FINRA Securities Representative (Series 7), Securities Principal (Series 24), Municipal Securities Principal, and Securities Sales Supervisor (Series 9 & 10).

Mr. Ratterman currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Spalding University.
RATTERMAN, PAUL
 
Robert Shober
Robert Shober
ProBank Austin
 SHOBER, ROBERT
Mr. William White
William White
Commerce Bank

Mr. White has 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He began his career with Liberty National Bank in Louisville, KY and went on to hold senior management roles there as well as with Great Financial Bank and The Bank of Louisville. In 1998 he co-founded Independence Bancorp and served as Vice Chair, President & CEO of Independence and its successor 1st Independence Financial Group and 1st Independence Bank until their sale in 2008. Mr. White subsequently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Madison Financial Corporation and Madison Bank in Richmond, KY, and as founder, President & CEO of Anchor Performance Group and as founder and managing member of Pillar Capital, LLC.

Mr. White has been a faculty member at the Kentucky Bankers Association School of Banking for many years. In addition, he has presented sessions on leadership, strategic planning, sales training, and sales management at numerous industry conferences and events over the years.

Mr. White earned his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University, where he is a member of their Hall of Distinguished Alumni, and his MBA from Bellarmine University. He previously served as Chairman of the board of the EKU Business Advisory Council.

Mr. White gives back to his community by serving on the Southern Indiana Economic Development Council, on the board and executive committees of the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana and the River Heritage Conservancy, on the Floyd County Board of Zoning Appeals, and as a class leader at Graceland Baptist Church. He has previously served on the board of the Southern Indiana Chamber of Commerce, The Metro United Way, Goodwill of Southern Indiana, and many others.

Mr. William White
William White
Commerce Bank
Mr. White has 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He began his career with Liberty National Bank in Louisville, KY and went on to hold senior management roles there as well as with Great Financial Bank and The Bank of Louisville. In 1998 he co-founded Independence Bancorp and served as Vice Chair, President & CEO of Independence and its successor 1st Independence Financial Group and 1st Independence Bank until their sale in 2008. Mr. White subsequently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Madison Financial Corporation and Madison Bank in Richmond, KY, and as founder, President & CEO of Anchor Performance Group and as founder and managing member of Pillar Capital, LLC.

Mr. White has been a faculty member at the Kentucky Bankers Association School of Banking for many years. In addition, he has presented sessions on leadership, strategic planning, sales training, and sales management at numerous industry conferences and events over the years.

Mr. White earned his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University, where he is a member of their Hall of Distinguished Alumni, and his MBA from Bellarmine University. He previously served as Chairman of the board of the EKU Business Advisory Council.

Mr. White gives back to his community by serving on the Southern Indiana Economic Development Council, on the board and executive committees of the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana and the River Heritage Conservancy, on the Floyd County Board of Zoning Appeals, and as a class leader at Graceland Baptist Church. He has previously served on the board of the Southern Indiana Chamber of Commerce, The Metro United Way, Goodwill of Southern Indiana, and many others.

WHITE, WILLIAM

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