Christie Obenauer’s family-owned bank had a problem. Based in a rural county in western North Dakota, her community had been dealing with the prospect of population decline, but then the North Dakota energy boom brought an influx of newcomers. “It’s a wonderful problem to have.”
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Kristie Holoch’s bank is not just in the business of serving farmers, families and small businesses in the 33 Nebraska towns where it has branches — it also serves its fellow Nebraska community banks.
Meet a third-generation family-owned community bank that has brought young, ethnic minority bankers onto its executive team.
Heather Malcolm is a central Montana agricultural lender, but when she’s not on the bank, she works on her family’s cattle ranch, which allows her to stay closely in touch with the challenges faced by her loan customers.
“Innovation doesn’t have to be in technology,” says Julieann Thurlow. “Innovation can be rethinking about a problem and really thinking about what consumers want and where the need is.”
On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast, Scott discusses how she teamed up with investors in her community to keep Union State Bank independent and provides advice for community bankers seeking to follow the same path.
ABA today saluted the women named to American Banker Magazine’s “25 Most Powerful Women in Banking” and “25 Women to Watch in Banking” lists for 2018.
With members of Congress heading home during August, it’s a perfect opportunity for bankers to host lawmakers in their banks using ABA’s Take Your Lawmaker to Work program.
When it comes to banking, Laurie Stewart has seen it all. She started her career as a teller at a regional thrift; later, she worked as a bank examiner, and more recently, she served as chief executive of a credit union, a mutual bank and a commercial bank.