VSU Hosts First Community Bank Symposium

August 26, 2010

VSU Hosts First Community Bank Symposium


VALDOSTA -- Valdosta State University's Langdale College of Business Administration and the Georgia Bankers Association will co-host the first South Georgia Community Bank Symposium from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, in the Student Union ballroom.

The recent passage of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act represents the most aggressive new regulation the financial industry has experienced since the Great depression era. The act will have a significant impact on how community banks do business. Top-level bank administrators are invited to learn more about these changes and engage experts in discussion about the new regulatory guidelines and compliance issues.

“These are critical topics for banks as they continue to meet their mission of serving South Georgia’s families, businesses and communities,” said Joe Brannen, GBA president and CEO. “We are excited about partnering with Valdosta State University for this event.”

Presenters include GBA President Joe Brannen; Kevin Hagler, deputy commissioner for the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance; James DeVane Jr., assistant deputy comptroller, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency; John Henrie, FDIC regional assistant deputy director; James Vaughn, partner with Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC; Steve Powell, president, and Harriett Price, financial institution specialist, both with Steve H. Powell and Company; and Cynthia Tori, professor of economics at VSU.

Registration is $120 for the first participant and $95 each for secondary participants. For information, call GBA’s Susie McGehee at 404-420-2010 or e-mail her at smcgehee@gabankers.com. Find out more at http://careerpaths.gabankers.com/Lists/Calendar%20of%20Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=63893 .