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April 6, 2022

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Leadership Class of 2024

Congratulations to the Nebraska bankers who have been selected to participate in

the 14th class of the NBA’s Leadership Program! Thank you to the bankers on the

Leadership Program Selection Committee who were charged with the difficult task

of choosing the next class. Please join the NBA in congratulating the following


Jessop Adams, Adams Bank & Trust, Ogallala

Jessie Anderson, Waypoint Bank, Clay Center

Bradley Bell, Home Federal Bank, Grand Island

Hans Julius, NebraskaLand Bank, North Platte

Joseph Libal, Flatwater Bank, Gothenburg

Stephanie Mencl, First State Bank Nebraska, Firth

Zach Messman, Bruning Bank, Bruning

Orlena Moyer, Heartland Bank, Riverdale

Zachary Paus, CharterWest Bank, Elkhorn

Connor Peterson, First Bank and Trust Company, Minden

Cornelius Ray, The First National Bank of Gordon, Gordon

Kirby Reardon, West Gate Bank, Lincoln

Kelly Roach, Nebraska Bank, Bridgeport

Nicholas Schaffer, Cornhusker Bank, Lincoln

Tanner Schwanz, Cornerstone Bank, York

Amber Spiegel, Columbus Bank and Trust Company, Columbus

The Leadership Class of 2024 will be recognized at the NBA Annual Convention,

May 4-6, in La Vista, where they will begin their two-year journey through the

program. The NBA Leadership Program is designed to enhance the leadership,

organizational, and performance skills of highly motivated mid- to upper-level

bankers. Learn more about the NBA Leadership Program here or by contacting Ron Arrigo or Karen Yelden at the NBA at 402-474-1555.

NBA BankPAC Funds Allocated

The NBA BankPAC Committee recently met to determine contributions to state, legislative, constitutional and congressional candidates. For more information about NBA BankPAC, contact Jennifer Heaton at the NBA at or call 402-474-1555.

See List of Candidates Receiving NBA BankPAC Contributions

Join Us for the 2022 NBA Annual Convention

The NBA Annual Convention returns to La Vista on May 4-6. This is your opportunity to learn, reconnect and find new ways to position your bank for future success. 

Register Today

Legislative, Policy & Regulatory Updates

NBA Legislative Update - April 1

FDIC Guidance on Multiple NSF Guidance 

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) discussed the practice of charging multiple non-sufficient funds (NSF) fees for transactions that have been presented multiple times against insufficient funds. The FDIC found the practice could lead to violations of Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act and provided suggestions for mitigating the risk of violations.

Learn More

Bill Introduced to Extend CFPB Authority to Nonbank Lenders

Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.) recently introduced a bill to bring nonbank small business lenders under the supervision of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). 

Read the Bill 

OCC Releases Interest Rate Risk Data

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) released its semiannual Interest Rate Risk Statistics Report. The information is collected during bank examinations and is published to establish the range of exposures and risk limits across midsize and community banks.

Read the Report

Upcoming Events

To see the complete event schedule, visit the NBA Event Calendar.

Banks & Bankers

March 30 - April 5

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New Employee Spotlight: James Strickland

James Strickland, VEBA Billing / Accounting Coordinator

The NBA is pleased to welcome James Strickland as the VEBA Billing / Accounting Coordinator. His role includes: processing annual, monthly, supplemental and AD&D billings and verifying all enrollment and termination activity is included on the billings; processing termination of active enrollees; managing deposits, investments, balancing bank statements and issuing checks, as well as the month-end and year-end procedures.

Hometown: Charleston, WV

Alma Mater(s): Kaplan University, Southeast Community College

What are you most looking forward to in your new role? I look forward to setting a solid foundation for a promising future.

Favorite thing(s) about Nebraska: My favorite thing is the sense of community. I like the small-town feel that Lincoln offers with the larger city offerings.

Hobbies: I like video games, working out, traveling and trying new places to eat.

Don't Miss Out! Donate to the NBA BankPAC Silent Auction

The NBA has received many items already for the BankPAC Silent Auction, but there’s still time to donate! The Auction will be held on May 5 during the NBA Annual Convention, May 4-6 in La Vista. View the list of current donations here.


If you have an item(s) to donate or have questions about the Silent Auction or BankPAC, please contact Jennifer Heaton at the NBA at or 402-474-1555.

Review Alliance

Did you know that the bank should make an on-site visit to each of its High Risk MSB customers annually?

Read More

Compliance Alliance

Q: Is the Bank required to report SBA loans to credit bureaus?

Learn the Answer

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