Learn why these Leaders
Spence Mullis, President & CEO, Morris Bank, Dublin
Over the past few years, the Leadership Executive Committee has worked
to accomplish the goal of providing bankers not only more
real time leadership tools and strategies, but also the best
bank management technical knowledge that participants can
apply to increase their bank's bottom line.
Sr. Vice President, Stephens Federal Bank,Toccoa
I really gain a lot of insight and knowledge into how other
banks operate and deal with today's issues simply by having
casual conversations outside of the wonderful educational
programs presented by GBA.
Bank of Monticello
Leadership GBA is a huge resource for me personally. I have
made so many contacts with other bankers around the state
through Leadership GBA that I feel like I can call at any
point to bounce ideas off of and find out how they are
handling certain situations. This is a huge resource for me
during our ever-changing banking environment in Georgia
Vice President, Guardian Bank, Valdosta
The leadership conference is a great opportunity to gather
with peers from across the state. The presentations provide
timely and valuable information that is applicable in the
bank and in my development as a banker. Perhaps most
importantly, I have the opportunity to learn from the
insight and experiences of fellow bankers.
Today's Resource for Tomorrow's
bankers active in
are committed to developing the future leaders of the banking
industry. Leadership GBA...
Promotes leadership development
Encourages public awareness of the banking
industry through the Financial Literacy Program
Creates networking opportunities
Educates bankers about the legislative
Leadership GBA Profile:
Meet Mark Snead
Group 3 Representative, is Vice President at CB&T, a
division of Synovus in Columbus. Mark started his banking
career at CB&T in 1999. He was appointed to the Leadership
GBA Executive Committee in 2010.
"The important part of being involved in Leadership GBA is
networking with other bankers throughout the state." Snead
said. "And the Leadership Conference helps you do that, plus
you receive solid information you can take back and use at
Mark received his bachelor's degree in business
management from Auburn University. He is active in his
community, where he is a member of Habitat for Humanity,
Make A Wish Foundation, Junior Achievement and The First
Baptist Church in Columbus. If you would like to talk to
Mark about how to get involved in Leadership GBA, feel free
to contact him via
email or at 706.641.3826.
Leadership GBA Executive Committee Nominations
Leadership GBA Executive Committee members from odd-numbered groups will be elected at the 2012
Annual Leadership Conference. To be elected, each banker
nominated must currently serve as the Leadership GBA
Representative from his/her bank and must attend the
2012 Leadership Conference. The responsibilities of serving
on the Executive Committee are listed below. If you would
like to become more involved in Leadership GBA activities,
click here, complete the nomination form and return it by
mail, fax at 404.522.9848 or e-mail, to GBA's
Susie McGehee by June 15. Your involvement
will benefit you, your bank and our industry.
Executive Committee Responsibilities
Attend all Executive Committee meetings
Attend the Leadership Conference and all other
Leadership GBA programs
Coordinate the Financial Literacy Program within
his/her respective group
Promote Leadership GBA within his/her respective group
and ensure that all banks appoint a Leadership GBA
Actively promote and market all Leadership GBA
educational programs within his/her respective group and
encourage other bankers to attend
Help recruit his/her replacement on the Executive
Committee when his/her term expires.
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Help our Industry Shine
Support GBA's Financial Literacy Program
extremely important for bankers to be visible in the
community demonstrating their commitment to helping people
understand and manage their money. It's easy to do by
supporting Leadership GBA's Financial Literacy Program
and making arrangements to visit your local classrooms and
civic organizations. GBA has materials and brochures
available to help you with your presentations. Topics
include personal financial management, credit
responsibilities, identity theft, the latest FDIC
information and much more. These presentations can easily be reported as
Financial Literacy Program contacts with this
Online Report Card.
The deadline to report your Financial Literacy Program
contacts has been extended to June 8. Our 2011-2012
goal is to make at least 50,000 contacts.
Please contact GBA's
at 404.420.2024 with questions. Get involved today!
Excellence in Financial Literacy Education
Award Nominations Sought
Does your bank have a unique financial literacy program that
reaches many people of all ages in your community? If so,
you may be eligible to win the Excellence in Financial
Literecy Education Award. We're now seeking nominations for
this year's award. Awards will be made based on the
innovation and uniqueness of your bank's program and the
number of people reached through PEP. We'll recognize this
year's award winners at the 2012 Annual Leadership
Conference on July 22-25 at The King and Prince in St.
Simons. To nominate your bank for this award,
please complete the form by Monday, June 15. With
questions, please call GBA's
Jennifer Stevens at 404.420.2024.
the Annual Leadership Conference July 22-25 in St. Simons
GBA will host the 2012
Annual Leadership Conference on July 22-25 at The
King and Prince in St. Simons. In keeping with the
Leadership GBA's theme, Developing Tomorrow's Leaders
Today, the Leadership Executive Committee has
planned a great program packed with an impressive group of
speakers and topics:
Economic Update and Outlook:
As the U.S. economy strengthens and shifts
from recovery to expansion, significant downside risks
remain on the forefront.
Intensifying strains in the Eurozone and the risk of
financial contagion, as well as the uncertainty of fiscal
policy in the U.S. remain a primary concern. While we expect the global
economic expansion to continue, the economic landscape
over the next few years will look very different from
what we are used to. Wells Fargo Economist Tim
Quinlan will discuss the U.S. and European economies
and the prospects for future growth.
Economic Development In Georgia – What Lies Ahead?
At this interactive session, a panel of experts from The
Southern Company, the Georgia Ports Authority and the
Chamber of Commerce will share their thoughts on the
that lie ahead for
Georgia, the challenges we face and how we as bankers
can posture ourselves for these opportunities.
Bank Executive Panel:
Come hear our panelists who have achieved strong results
for their respective institutions despite challenging
times in the financial industry. They will share their
philosophies and methods for profitably growing their
Leadership Success in Work and Life:
When individuals are motivated by the right leader, they
drive themselves to excel. Join
as he shares The 5 Steps to Better Leadership. You'll
get concrete leadership tools that immediately elevate
productivity while increasing your employees' respect
and appreciation for you and your bank. In this
interactive session, you will learn how to apply these
easy to use mental tools to get more of what is
important done in less time, both individually and
through your teams. In addition, you will master
focusing, communication and big picture skills that
build trust, commitment and motivation in your team.
Also scheduled are several activities to give you the
opportunity to network with your colleagues. We will kick
off the conference Sunday evening with a great buffet and
entertainment for the entire family. We will close the
conference with a farewell reception and dinner. Brochures
and registration forms were mailed in March. You may also
register online. If you would like to receive a brochure
or additional information, please call GBA's
Susie McGehee at 404.420.2010 or
Jennifer Stevens at 404.420.2024.
encourages every bank to have at least one
Leadership GBA Representative. However, there's no limit
to the number of representatives a bank can have. It's a good way to expose mid- and upper-level career bankers
to the leadership skills and information they need for
success in this business.
So, think about adding
another representative for your bank. Here's a link to a
Leadership GBA Representative volunteer and approval form.
Simply fill it out and return it to
Jennifer Stevens by email
at email@example.com or by fax at
404.522.9848. Call Jennifer with any questions at 404.420.2024.
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