Based in San Francisco and leading California’s market for the Bank of Guam, plus currently serving as chairman of the Western Bankers Association, Dave Joves shares a trans-Pacific view of banking on the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast.
With banks across the country working through the weekend to make and fund loans through the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and several other senior Treasury and SBA officials met on Sunday morning with ABA banker leaders to answer questions and hear feedback.
It’s our job to see that elected officials understand the important role banks play in the economy—and in the day-to-day lives of their customers.
Missouri banker Dan Robb’s journey from maintenance man to industry advocate.
ABA’s advocacy successes in recent years are laying the groundwork for a return to bipartisanship on banking issues.
Whether it’s buying a mortgage division in 2009 or building a diversified product set in an age of nichification, community bank CEO Luanne Cundiff zigs when pundits say to zag.
Outgoing ABA Chairman Jeff Szyperski issued a rallying call to bankers to “get [their]whole organization involved” in grassroots advocacy.
“Our customers are our most valuable asset,” says Dan Robb, president and CEO of Jonesburg State Bank. “When we see them having trouble getting credit because of regulations that have been put into place, we have to voice that to Congress.”
As the 2020 election cycle gears up, an article today in the Wall Street Journal (subscription required) highlighted ABA’s political engagement efforts, including the association’s plans to spend more than $10 million in support of pro-banking congressional candidates from both parties.
As urban areas across the country grow and change, community development financial institutions like Metro Bank in Louisville, Ky., are meeting the unique needs of these evolving neighborhoods.