President's Message - May/June 2013
Are you looking for the next generation of leaders in your organization? Do you currently have a mentoring program for on-the-job-training? Are your “up and coming” employees enrolled in any outside leadership development programs?
As we personally visit our member banks across the state, one topic we hear about frequently is succession planning and the need to develop aspiring leaders of your banks.
The IBA knows how critical it is for our industry to develop the best next generation of bank leadership in Illinois. In response, the IBA launched our Future Leaders Alliance Program (FLA) more than 10 years ago, and, with the help of the bankers on our Advisory Committee, we have refined it over the years to most effectively address the ever-changing and challenging needs of our industry. Today, we have nearly 80 FLA Institute alumni, who stay connected with their peers and receive additional discounts on IBA educational programs as well as receive a host of other member benefits.
Our FLA Institute focuses on personal and professional leadership development and governance matters, key industry-specific topics, the importance of grassroots government relations and community service involvement, along with relationship building and networking. The program has quite a reputation in that it maintains the highest quality rating of all of our educational programs, with an average per session rating of 4.8 on a 5.0 scale.
If you have someone in mind for the FLA, be sure to have them apply for one of four $1,000 scholarships awarded to IBA member candidates. The scholarship brings the cost of this important yearlong program down to just $495.
Those emerging bank leaders who are not quite ready for our yearlong FLA Institute can enroll in an annual membership program (FLA Emerging Leader Program) designed for individuals wanting to benefit from involvement in the Future Leaders Alliance. Benefits include numerous FLA educational and networking opportunities as well as discounts on IBA in-person seminars & schools.
Congratulations to our FLA Class of 2013 Graduates
John Armstrong, First Bankers Trust
Keith Behrens, Standard Bank & Trust Company
Amy Cleland, Murphy-Wall State Bank & Trust Company
Chip Hill, South Side Trust & Savings Bank
Anne Howaniec, Standard Bank & Trust Company
Erik Julson, Heartland Bank & Trust
Jeremy Logue, Illini Bank
Adam Saltsgaver, TheBANK of Edwardsville
The IBA is proud to introduce the FLA Class of 2014
Brian Burke, Standard Bank & Trust Co.
Kyle David, TheBANK of Edwardsville
Marc Doerr, Plante Moran
Mark Donovan, Illinois National Bank
Marc Gorsch, Hometown National Bank
Ben Johnson, Anna-Jonesboro National Bank
Don Johnson, Standard Bank & Trust Co.
Jeff Marsee, Standard Bank & Trust Co.
Jennifer Miller, TheBANK of Edwardsville
Jennifer Pauley, Murphy-Wall State Bank & Trust Company
Stacey Seipp, TheBANK of Edwardsville
Mark Simpson, Abingdon Banking Center
Russ Thomas, First National Bank of Waterloo
Margaret Titley, MB Financial Bank
Monica Tures, Standard Bank & Trust Co.
For more information on the FLA or to have one of your up and coming leaders placed on the list for the Class of 2015, contact the IBA’s Amy Ostermeier at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-783-2265.