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his letter will be the first of my month- state’s performance ratios compared to the ly correspondence with KBA mem- ratios of banks in contiguous states, we exbers. Over the next year I hope our cel in virtually every category. membership will find some value in them. As we look to the upcoming year, my goal This year’s convention was not only ex- will be to communicate that optimism tremely well attended, but had some of the through these letters. Each month these letbest presenters and topics that we could have ters will attempt to focus on a particular experienced. It seemed as though the subject effort that we, as bankers and as an assomatter was timely and extremely informa- ciation, need in order to be successful. The tive. When we get a chance, we should ex- first letter will be entitled “How You Think press our appreciation to the staff for put- is Everything!” Always be positive. Think ting together such a stellar event. As we all success, not failure. know, it takes a great deal of work to make Our Association is one of the most, if not it so successful. the most, highly regarded associations in We want to thank Lytle Thomas for his ex- the country. Our Association is made up of cellent leadership as our most recent chair. bankers and banks who, despite all of the He is an outstanding banker committed not headwinds we face, are ready, willing, and only to his bank, its customers, and its share- able to “Navigate the Future through Chalholders; but also committed to ensuring that lenging Times.” the Kentucky Bankers Association remains In addition, we have a staff of tremendously a strong advocate for our industry. experienced and capable people. I want to We also want to thank the board for its time, thank Ballard and all of his associates, in adtalents, and efforts in providing insight and vance, for all they do for us. That, too, gives support to your Association. While a worth- me optimism. while endeavor, it takes a great deal of time away from our banks. I look forward to Finally, I look forward to working with all working with the board in the future, as I’ll of our members to add value to our Associaneed their help to carry on with our goals for tion and to continue the path of excellence that has been already created for us. 2016. As I said in my comments to the convention, despite the regulatory burdens, the competition from unregulated or barely regulated “shadow banking” providers, an anemic economic recovery, and continued stress on margins, I am truly optimistic about our future in Kentucky. When we look at our
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2015 KBA Convention Recap: Looking Back & Learning Looking back, our 124th Annual KBA Convention held at The Westin Resort in Hilton Head, South Carolina, might just be our most successful outing in recent history. I want to thank all our members, sponsors, vendors and special guests in making it such a memorable and educational event. I know I learned a lot.
interests of banks and other creditors in the Commonwealth. He has a strong interest and involvement in Kentucky politics and is the father of one of our up and coming state senators, Morgan McGarvey. John moderated our proceedings with a professionalism that perhaps few could.
By having it in Hilton Head I learned (or, should I say, was reminded) that bankers love beaches. This bodes well for our 125th anniversary celebration convention to be held at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida, in 2016. The attendance was gratifying; we filled up the grand ballroom of The Westin for every session, dinner and speaker. KBA families packed the beach and pool area. We were a presence, representing our state and industry with distinction.
KBA Convention speakers included some very interesting personalities, with a variety of experiences and information. An example is our first speaker on Monday, Jay Morelock, an economist with FTN Financial. Jay has appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box and is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Bloomberg, and BBC. He got our first morning off to a thought-provoking start.
At Saturday’s Joint Dinner held at the Westin’s Oceanfront Pavilion, we recognized 3 new members of the KBA Fifty-Year Club. Clay Parker Davis of The Citizens National Bank in Somerset, Rita Owen of First United Bank and Trust Company in Madisonville and Bob Wells of The Sacramento Deposit Bank in Sacramento were all added to the half-century ranks.
...might just be our most successful (convention) in recent history.
After our annual KBA Golf Tournament at Robber’s Row Golf Course Sunday, the Governmental Affairs Committee met. Chaired by Lanie Gardner, we welcomed Representative Jeff Greer, who offered his insight on how the state should, and must, move forward on the strength and importance of a strong community banking industry. (Senator Tom Buford was unable to make it this year.) Our Emerging Leaders were on hand. It was good to see our future efforts will be in good hands. At our first day of General Session, on Monday, our Chairman, Lytle Thomas, opened the proceedings by drawing attention to the blue KBPAC star and KBPAC flag logo on member’s name badges. These symbols are important for the very reasons discussed during the Governmental Affairs committee; the strength of our industry and its reputation in Frankfort and DC. The star indicates an individual contribution to the KBPAC while the flag celebrates member banks that meet their KBPAC goal. I want to express my appreciation to everyone who participated in this year’s PAC. Our host for both sessions was John McGarvey of Morgan & Pottinger, P.S.C. John is a recognized attorney representing the
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Not to be outdone, Dr. Lacy H. Hunt, another internationally acclaimed economist, added his economic perspective to the crowd on Tuesday. Although some may characterize his presentation as “doom and gloom,” it not only prompted A LOT of discussion, but was found to be very accurate just a week later. And, of course, we cannot thank enough our industry’s champion, Congressman Andy Barr, for his willingness to speak to our attendees regarding the state of legislation in Washington that has bearing on our interests and concerns.
There were many others, but let’s not forget our official business. During our second day of General Session Louis Prichard was installed as the KBA 2015-16 chairman. We are going to be in good hands with Louis as we approach our 125th year. We look forward to reading his monthly columns in the magazine. Our 124th Annual Convention was wrapped up at our Annual Banquet. After honoring Lytle for his year of service as chairman, we concluded with an energetic address by Bill Courtney regarding the lessons he has learned as a high school football coach in inner-city Memphis, Tennessee. The story was so compelling that the documentary film regarding his experience, Undefeated, won the 2012 Academy Award for Best Feature Length Documentary. It was a convention designed to help us all navigate the future in changing times. With the contribution of all I have mentioned here, and dozens of others that I did not, I know I learned a little more about our destination. See you next year at The Breakers.
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the Heartbeat of the Universal Banker By Anthony Burnett Community based financial institutions (FI’s) are the heart and soul of America. These locally-owned and operated institutions are woven into the fabric of the communities we live in, work in, raise our families and build our lives. That building involves our careers, our hobbies and our futures. That future in large depends on…money, investment and risk. Most of us are not born with the equity we need to see our hopes and dreams come true. We need money to finance our education, our houses, cars and businesses. We need equipment, tools, facilities and employees to make our lives work. The local community bank steps in to make all of this possible. It is the reason they were created, and fuels the local economy and future.
choose a “non-human” interfacing channel. However, the more complex the interaction, the more likely the consumer prefers a physical channel…especially when it comes to sales. Over the last decade, FI’s have been moving toward a different branch delivery model based on these preferences by consumers, so they can continue to deepen wallet share, reach more households, businesses and boost margins. What was born are Universal Bankers who do so much more than the routine…they now educate, advise and teach consumers as they discuss products, introduce experts and create deeper relationships with their customer in the process. In fact, NCR estimates Universal Bankers can handle up to 95% of customer requests; the remaining 5% are referred to subject matter experts.
In today’s changing consumer environment, where omni-channel delivery is the norm, community banks are also challenged with delivering services in a way that deepens their wallet share, household penetration and margins…so they can continue to fuel the American spirit. In years past, that service was almost universally delivered the same way. A customer interacted with a “banker” in a branch across three feet of mahogany. Most interactions were transactional in purpose…check cashing, payments and order filling. The world had fewer channels for consumers to access financial resources and the delivery model…worked. No, it worked great! However, today we have smart phones, the Internet, and global mobilization thanks to technology. Routine components of all things financial are now automated. Checking balances, moving money, making payments and even loan applications are handled via smart phones, tablets, laptops, drive thru’s, and ATMs. Therefore, the purpose of the physical channel i.e. the branch has changed and with it the identity of the banker.
The deepening of relationships with the customer is the key. Consumers today are becoming so much better at research and analysis, but they need help making decisions and choosing a partner. So, they’ll ask a friend or a thought leader, and then go and meet the people others also trust.
A 2014 study by Ernst & Young sheds tremendous light FIs can strengthen these interactions and introductions on what is happening, and what FI’s have done to adapt. by following these steps as they develop their own UniThe graph below shows consumer channel preference versal Bankers: by banking task. The study found the more routine and automated the task, the more likely the consumer is to continued on next page October 2015 | 12
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1. Hire people who like people and are engaging. Cus- marketing materials to communicate your unique brand tomer engagement is a culture shift that moves away message. Promote your value proposition so the community and customer know what you are about. from transactions and toward conversations. 2. Train the banker to ask questions. Educate the consumer before offering solutions. The Banker’s job is to listen first, and then speak from his/her wealth of knowledge or bring in experts…when needed. 3. Invest in tools that automate routine activities and create margin for the banker to invest time with their customers. Scheduling tools, staffing models, cash handling equipment, ATMs, and or Interactive Teller Machines (ITMs) are examples of such investments.
Banks that embrace this model often see dramatic results. According to FDIC reports, a community bank in the Southwest organically grew its assets from $1.0 billion to $3.5 billion in five years with this engagement model. Furthermore, loan and asset data prove a financial institution in Tennessee grew its loan portfolio by 50% in four years and another in the Carolinas grew its book of business by over $100 million in a similar period. These are real results, from real financial institutions who have embraced the Universal Banker model engaging customers in a new way…and there are more.
4. Remove the barriers to the customer. Often this involves eliminating fixtures that separate the customer Investment in people and creating an environment that from the banker, but it doesn’t have to be radical. The fosters engagement can change cultures. And, that culkey is the facilitation of the desired experience. ture is about building relationships…the heartbeat of the Universal Banker. 5. Promote the bank’s brand in the physical environment. Stay away from artwork and use flat screens and
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Allison Carter has joined Central Bank as Assistant Vice President, Cash Management Officer. Allison joins Central Bank with nearly ten years of experience in the banking industry, including past experience with Central Bank. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Carter holds a bachelor’s degree in integrated strategic communications.
Central Bank has announced the promotion of Shelia Plymale to Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Mrs. Plymale has been with Central Bank for nearly 30 years. A graduate of both Eastern Kentucky University and the General Bank School at the University of Louisville, Shelia currently lives in Lexington with her husband.
Central Bank announces the promotion of Amy Manning to Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Amy has been with Central Bank for nearly ten years and has more than 22 years of experience in human resources. Mrs. Manning earned her Business Degree from UK with additional work toward an MBA from Morehead State University; she also holds the prestigious designation of Senior Professional in Human Resources.
PBK Bank is proud to announce the promotion of Tyler McGuffey to Loan Officer at the Danville location. Tyler previously served as Compliance Officer. He is a Lincoln County native and currently resides in Boyle County with his wife, Kelsey.
Community Trust and Investment Company announced that Bryce Goldbach has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Portfolio Manager with CTIC’s Wealth and Trust Management (WTM) division. Mr. Goldbach has been with CTIC’s Wealth and Trust Management Company since 2011.
First Security Bank announced Hannah Schafer will be the Banking Center Manager at their Downtown Evansville location. Schafer has over six years experience in management, business development, and sales. She was previously a Branch Manager of Springleaf Financial Services in Henderson, Ky. A graduate of University of Southern Indiana, Hannah received her Bachelor of Science degree in Management.
Traditional Bank is proud to announce the promotion of Casilee Kidd from Loan Assistant to Consumer Loan Officer. Kidd has worked for Traditional Bank since 2012 and has 12 years banking experience. Kidd, graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, is a native of Lexington, Kentucky. She is an active member of Clays Mill Elementary PTA, Western Little League and Southland Christian Church.
First Security Bank announced Shasta Ligon joined First Security Bank as the Green River Road Banking Center Manager. Ligon comes to First Security Bank with over nine years experience in management, sales, and in retail banking. She was most recently Vice President/Retail Officer at BankTrust Financial/Field & Main Bank. Ligon holds a BA in Business Administration and Marketing from Middle Tennessee State University.
Town & Country Bank and Trust Co. recently announced the promotion of David Greenwell to Vice President and Credit Officer. David joined Town & Country Bank and Trust Co. as a Lender in 2011 and has most recently served as Assistant Vice President and Credit Officer. In his role as Credit Officer, David manages credit risk and the Bank’s underwriting practices.
Traditional Bank announced the addition of Linda Rumpke to its Regional Board. Rumpke was recently named by Columbia Gas of Kentucky as the company’s new Director of Finance, resigning her position as Commercial Loan Officer and Senior Vice President with Traditional Bank.
Greg Branam was recently promoted to Assistant Vice President, Internal Auditor at Farmers National Bank. He joined the organization in 2008 and has been involved with March of Dimes and Heart of Kentucky United Way. Branam is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and the Kentucky Bankers Association’s Essentials of Banking and General Banking Schools.
Mary Moorhouse has joined First Security Bank in a newly created position as Corporate In-House Counsel. Moorhouse has over eight years experience in legal services and was most recently with Daymar College where she served as Director of Legal Services and Director of Benefit Administration and Associate Relations.
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Traditional Bank Supports Programs for Seniors in Menifee County Traditional Bank presented a ceremonial check in the amount of $20,000 to the Menifee County Regional Kitchen and Senior Center during the ground breaking ceremony on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Representing Traditional Bank were CEO Bill Alverson, President Andy Baker and Menifee Market Leader Sheila Mullins-Cecil. Also in attendance were Kentucky’s Lieutenant Governor, Crit Luallen, State Senator Albert Robinson, State Representative David Hale and Menifee County Judge Executive George Justice. The Menifee County Regional Kitchen will combine with the Senior Citizen Center. The new facilty will provide 5,000 square feet to house a dining and recreation area, activity rooms, a kitchen and a mechanical room. The facility will allow for expanded services to be offered such as health and wellness programs as well as GED and computer classes. Traditional Bank president Andy Baker said, “When this project was introduced to our bank in 2013, we felt it an honor to be asked to participate. Our board and management are excited to offer the bank’s finanicial support and help this important initiative move forward.” “Our team here in Menifee County is extremely proud to see Traditional Bank get behind this project,” said Sheila Mullins-Cecil, Vice President and Menifee market leader. “We see this as an opportunity to make a real difference for seniors in our community.” The new center will serve seniors in the five-county Gateway Area Development District: Menifee, Bath, Montgomery, Morgan and Rowan counties.
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Your Community Bank Wins Partners in Philanthropy Award Regional bank honored as area’s most philanthropic medium-sized company Your Community Bank was named the “Most Philanthropic Company” among medium companies (revenue $10 million - $49.99 million) by Louisville Business First. Representatives from the company accepted the award during the publication’s Partners in Philanthropy event. This is the third time the company has received an award in the medium company category. “Your Community Bank is our name and our employees try to live up to that every day,” said James Rickard, CEO of Your Community Bankshares, Inc., the holding company for Your Community Bank. “We’re grateful to be honored and this recognition encourages us to do more.” Partners in Philanthropy is an annual event presented by Louisville Business First, awarding companies that show leadership and financial support to local charities and organizations. In 2013, Your Community Bank was ranked number one in the medium company category. Last year, they ranked in the top five for the medium company category. This year, they brought home the number one ranking in the same category for a second time. Your Community Bank’s philanthropic efforts focus on education, health care and regional economic development. In 2014, Your Community Bank and its Charitable Foundation awarded $309,715 to deserving organizations whose work positively impacts and improves the communities where its employees live and work. Your Community Bank’s employees also donated more than 4,000 volunteer hours to worthy causes in 2014. “Your Community Bank is driven by the belief that relationships are at the core of our success,” said Kevin Cecil, President and Chief Executive Officer of Your Community Bank. “We uphold a commitment to support the communities where we live and work. The company has chosen to specifically support education, healthcare and regional economic development because we believe they are essential to the overall development and well-being of our communities.” At left: (from left to right) Mark Haney President of Kentucky Farm Bureau; Kevin Cecil President and Chief Executive Officer of Your Community Bank; Krysteen Cissell Louisville Business First Advertising Director. Your Community Bank was recently named the “Most Philanthropic Company” among medium companies by Louisville Business First. Kevin Cecil accepted the award during the publication’s Partners in Philanthropy luncheon. Your Community Bank’s philanthropic efforts focus on education, health care and regional economic development. October 2015 | 22
Bank of the Bluegrass Presents Rescue Mission with copy machine Lexington, KY - Mark Herren, CEO for Bank of the Bluegrass & Trust Co., recently presented The Lexington Rescue Mission with a multi-functional copy machine. The Lexington Rescue Mission is a non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of hurting people in the greater Lexington area. On Sept. 1, the Mission launched a staffing service, Advance Lexington, to provide temporary employment to local job-seekers. “This service is an extension of our employment rediness program, Jobs for Life, and is operated in partnership with Jubilee Jobs and the New Life Day Center,” said Jim Connell, Executive Director for The Lexington Rescue Mission. The Mission hires Jobs for Life graduates who do not yet have jobs and places them into temporary work assignments where they will receive wages, on-the-job training, and job placement services to help transition them into regular employment. Advance Lexington is located at the New Life Day Center at 224 Martin Luther King Boulevard in the heart of downtown Lexington. Laura Carr, Director of Development with The Mission said, “The equipment provided by Bank of the Bluegrass will enable this new staffing servcie to have a functional office for staff and communicate with prospective employers in the community.” Mark Herren, CEO with Bank of the Bluegrass & Trust Co. said, “The bank has partnered with The Lexington Rescue Mission on several occasions and our employees donate their personal time to support The Mission by volunteering to help serve lunch every Tuesday. When we determined we had this piece of equipment available to donate, The Lexington Rescue Mission was the first non-profit organization we considered because of their contribution to the Lexington community.”
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differences start early in life and continue throughout adulthood in these populations, contributing to an onTake a second and think about the last time you ap- going cycle of lack of access to credit. plied for a loan? There was an application and multiple disclosures and then the waiting period for ap- So what does this mean for CRA? Considering proval while a bank reviewed your income and pay- that each bank is examined on their ability to lend ment history and creditworthiness. At the end of the in low-income areas, the fact that nearly half of lowday, we all know that a key piece of the underwriting income individuals don’t fit into a traditional credit puzzle was your credit score. We see commercials underwriting process can, at best, present challenges every day telling us to order our free credit report, and at worst, restrict credit. Add to that the Black and track our credit score changes, or even increase our Hispanic applicants who face the same credit score credit score to get a free dilemmas, and sudottoman. But what if denly disparate impact you don’t have a credit and lack of assistance score? What if you’re claims start to materialcredit invisible? ize during fair lending conversations. A recent CFPB study found that nearly 189 A different approach is million Americans needed. have a credit score. But Embracing the tenants in the same study pubof CRA, banks need to lished May 2015, the provide loans to lowCFPB also uncovered income neighborhoods that 26 million Ameriby offering innovative cans are credit invisproducts with flexible ible, roughly 10% of underwriting. the population. What that means is that those Banks need to consider 26 million people don’t non-traditional underwriting that evaluates more than have a credit score. In addition, another 19 million just credit scores. Americans are credit unscorable, meaning they either don’t have enough credit history to generate a score At the same time, the effort to increase financial liter(9.9 million) or their credit history is too stale to cre- acy must be championed, educating credit invisibles ate a score (9.6 million). In total, that’s 45 million and unscorables not only on the importance of credit people struggling with credit. And remember, these reports but how to effectively manage credit and inindividuals don’t represent bad credit – they’re not crease their overall score. The ABA recently offered bankrupt or delinquent. a quick guide that provides six ways to improve an individual’s credit score. I know what you’re thinking – “okay…let’s concentrate on the 189 million people with credit.” That The fact that every community has underserved and seems to make sense. But let’s look a bit deeper into unbaked populations isn’t surprising. What the CFPB whom comprises these 45 million people. 30% of the has clearly illustrated is that if a bank’s answer is to credit invisibles and 15% of the credit unscorables roll out its existing products and underwriting stanlive in low-income neighborhoods. Black and His- dards into low-income neighborhoods, it’s likely to panic individuals are also more likely to be invisible fail to meet credit needs from the outset. Rethinking (13% of the population) or have unscorable credit the system of providing credit is critical for success. histories (12% of the population). The demographic October 2015 | 27
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