IBA - Illinois Bankers Association

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Committees

Volunteer opportunities exist through many different interest groups. The direct involvement of serving on a committee or board is essential to shaping the industry for future generations. Typically, the committees or boards meet face-to-face once with follow-up via teleconference call or e-mail. Review the various boards and committees to learn which group interest you the most.

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Agricultural Advisory Committee

Keeps agricultural bankers informed of major agricultural-related issues, while recommending timely education programs, advising the IBA Board of Directors of recommended policy positions on agricultural issues, and interacting with other agricultural-related groups on key issues. Minimum term of two years.

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Annual Conference Committee

Assists the IBA in the organization and planning of the Association’s Annual Conference & Trade Show. Minimum term of one year.

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Associate Membership Committee

Provides input and feedback on various IBA events, while providing fresh ideas to ensure that our bank members as well as our Associate Members mutually benefit from their IBA memberships. The Committee also selects IBA’s Banker of the Year and Community Service Awards.

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Communications/Marketing Committee

Reviews IBA communication vehicles, such as the Illinois Banker magazine, e-newsletters and the website, and makes recommendations for enhancements and improvements, while providing feedback on IBA communications and marketing programs. The Committee also reviews the IBA’s public relations efforts and suggests ways for the IBA to better serve as a resource to its members. Minimum term of two years.

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Compliance Division Advisory Committee

Assists the IBA in developing and maintaining programs for providing information, guidance and networking opportunities to bank compliance and risk management officers on a statewide basis, while serving in an advisory role to the IBA to help identify the industry's needs on a wide range of education and training matters. Minimum term of one year.

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Finance and Investment Committee

Reviews the Association’s financial policies and procedures; provides guidance on the Association’s budget proposal process consistent with the strategic plan’s objective to grow income and manage expenses; oversee the performance of the Association’s investment program and recommend strategies to help improve earnings, manage liquidity, and safeguard investments from loss; and work with Association senior management and provide guidance to the Board about the financial impact of structural changes, current products and services, or new product and service opportunities.

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Financial Literacy Committee

Develops financial literacy resources for the IBA website, selects the Financial Literacy Award recipients, serves as a volunteer pool for financial literacy efforts in Illinois, and serves as a peer resource for EverFi, Inc. users. Minimum term of two years.

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Future Leaders Alliance Board of Directors

Develops and oversees the foundation of the Future Leaders Alliance – a membership program dedicated to the leadership development of promising leaders.

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Government Relations Advisory Committee

Formulates the Association’s state and federal legislative and regulatory policy initiatives for the IBA Board of Directors, and reviews and advises the IBA on banking-related proposals initiated by other organizations. Minimum term of two years.

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Human Resources Committee

Assists the IBA in developing the human resources track at the The ONE conference and on an array of educational programs such as the Human Resources Forum. Minimum term of one year.

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Illinois Bankers Business Services, Inc. Board

Governs the business of Illinois Bankers Business Services, Inc. Responsible for overseeing the Corporation’s financial performance and for identifying and developing needed products and services for the financial services industry, while assessing the quality and costs associated with their delivery. Also charged with promoting the products and services offered by the Corporation, while providing insights on potential business opportunities or partnerships. Two year term and eligible for reappointment.

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Illinois Bankers Education Services Board

Provide strategic direction on the future and unmet training needs of the financial services industry. Responsible for the oversight of IBES’s strategic plan objectives, the quality of training, and financial performance. One year term and are eligible for re-appointment.

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ILLINOIS BANKPAC Board

Governs the Association’s non-partisan Political Action Committee, organized by IBA members, to enhance the value of Association membership by providing financial support to state and federal elected officials whose views and positions on banking issues are compatible with the interests of the banking industry. Minimum term of two years.

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Membership Committee

Assists the IBA in establishing appropriate strategies for the recruitment and retention of member banks. Minimum term of one year.

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Technology & Operations Committee

Stays current on the latest strategies and emerging issues regarding information technology and operations; assists with increasing awareness, knowledge and understanding of operational and risk management challenges; existing and future technology needs in the banking industry; advises and helps formulate the technology and operations track at The ONE Conference, online and classroom-based educational programs. Minimum term one year.

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Women in Banking Committee

Assists the IBA in developing the annual Women in Banking Conference and other networking and educational opportunities for female bankers in all areas of the bank. Minimum term of two years.

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