The Bank Leader Link
By Illinois Bankers Association
Tune into this must-listen podcast that gives insight into the banking world. Each month, industry experts report on timely topics during discussions with the Illinois Bankers Association CEO, Randy Hultgren. Be prepared to hear the links you’ve been missing to become the expert in your field.
Ag Banking Perspectives with ABA's Ed Elfmann, SVP of Agriculture & Rural Banking Policy
Ed touches on a multitude of ag-related topics including the Farm Bill, the ECORA Act, credit union and Farm Credit taxation hurdles, and much more. If you work with ag customers, this is a must-listen episode!
August 15, 2022
Meet Betsy Johnson, 2022-2023 IBA Chair!
We invite you to get to know our new IBA Chair - Betsy Johnson, President & CEO of Solutions Bank, located in Forreston, IL. Betsy provides a birds eye look at her banking career path which ultimately culminated in her serving as the President & CEO. She also discusses her goals for her term as Chair and touches on the IBA's newly crafted strategic plan. And, finally, you will hear a bit about her second favorite (after the IBA!) professional passion - the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin.
August 02, 2022
Everything Legislative in 2022 with guest, Ben Jackson, EVP, Government Relations, Illinois Bankers Association
Tune in to hear the latest on the 2022 campaign projections, current state and federal banking legislative issues, and legislative perspectives in the industry.
June 24, 2022
Outlook for Bank Earnings in 2022 and into 2023 with guest Kent Musbach, SVP, BOK Financial
Outlook for Bank Earnings in 2022 and into 2023 with guest Kent Musbach, SVP, BOK Financial Unrealized loss in the investment portfolio Markets outlook for interest rates and yield curve Loan price lagging Deposit side risks and other higher-yielding options Rate rising environment
May 09, 2022
Cybersecurity with guest Chad Knutson, President, CISO, and Partner, SBS CyberSecurity
Cybersecurity: Chad Knutson, President, CISO, and Partner, SBS CyberSecurity What to expect in the months to come from a cybersecurity perspective Biggest cybersecurity challenges in 2022 Federal Reserve's FedLine Assurance Program How institutions need to stay ahead of cybercrime What keeps Chad up at night Strengths and weaknesses of banks current cybersecurity programs
December 09, 2021
Banker Perspective with guest Mick O'Rourke, President, Signature Bank
Banker Perspective: Mick O’Rourke, President, Signature Bank Relationships with a capital R The Secret Sauce INVEST in Technology Serving your Stakeholders Liquidity, Low Interest Rates, Employment and looking forward to the future.
October 28, 2021
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with guests Cedric Thurman and Leslie Drish, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
Diversity Equity and Inclusion Cedric Thurman, EVP and Chief Diversity Officer and Leslie Drish, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago What to be thinking about Understanding the why Build DEI Culture Have the conversation
October 13, 2021
Ag Update - Delaney Howell, Trader PhD
Be an Advisor Farmer Misconceptions How to help your customers with a Marketing plan Farmer Succession Planning Political Challenges and more
September 10, 2021
POST-ELECTION REGULATORY CHANGES IN BANKING - John Geiringer, Partner - Barack Ferrazzano
• Changes banks will see from the Biden Administration • Will the bigger challenge be new federal laws or a change in tone from new regulators? • What is on the horizon that banks need to research and be prepared for? • How can banks be prepared for a more active CFPB? • The proposal for a state CRA
March 11, 2021
TECHNOLOGY IN BANKING – Sultan Meghji, CEO & Co-Founder – Neocova
2021 banking technology upgrade suggestions How do banks stay accountable with their cybersecurity? What changes in political leadership could impact banking technology? Where will technology in banking be in a few years? Why bankers should stay optimistic during 2021!
January 21, 2021
NAVIGATING THE WORKPLACE DURING COVID-19 – Hope McAllister, Executive Vice President of Human Relations – Busey Bank
Episode #3: NAVIGATING THE WORKPLACE DURING COVID-19 – Hope McAllister, Executive Vice President of Human Relations – Busey Bank Current COVID-19 updates, and how Busey Bank is keeping employees safe Keeping company culture strong while working remote The importance of mental and emotional health in your employees How can the HR staff at a bank find resources to help guide them through COVID-19 Conversations about the COVID-19 vaccine
December 21, 2020
NEVER EVER GIVE UP! – Matt Feldman, President and CEO – Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
EPISODE 2: NEVER EVER GIVE UP! – Matt Feldman, President and CEO – Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago Lessons learned during 17 years at FHLBC Giving back to your community during uncertain times Best advice for bankers to reach success How the IBA and the FHLBC have worked together to serve the banking industry
November 17, 2020
All Things Election! - Tom Gannon, VP U.S. Public Policy – Mastercard
EPISODE 1: ALL THINGS ELECTION! • Can we rely on current polling? • Is the election heading towards being a tight race or a landslide win? • What to watch for on election night? • When will we know the results? • What key races, other than the presidency, should we be watching? • Why exercising your right to vote is important!
October 23, 2020