Browsing: Leadership

ABA Banking Journal Podcast

First Independence Bank was founded 50 years ago to help rebuild Detroit’s economy in the wake of damaging urban violence. Today, in a new era of economic hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic, and protests and unrest in response to incidents of racial injustice, minority depository institutions continue to have a unique role in serving distressed communities.

Ag Banking

As a record expansion ground to a halt, a whole new generation of bankers has had no experience with a down cycle. What can bankers nationwide learn from the challenged agricultural economy of the past decade about the role of emotional intelligence in banking?

Community Banking Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

After a career as a nonprofit executive, Midwest BankCentre Chairman and CEO Orvin Kimbrough discusses the unique perspective he brings to his role and how his bank is reaching underserved communities in the St. Louis area.

Community Banking

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.

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