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Preston Kennedy: Our regulatory successes

Preston Kennedy: Our regulatory successes

“I look forward to the compliance and regulatory achievements to come.” Back in the 1980s in my home state of Louisiana, we were faced with a lending crisis that coincided with an oil bust, real estate declines and bank closings. Regulators took a hardline approach back then, which led to very contentious relationships. But that […]

Preston Kennedy: You can’t afford not to be a member

“The value of ICBA membership extends beyond dollars and cents.” Over my 40-plus years as a community banker, I have developed countless budgets, and they still come down to this fundamental principle: We must efficiently allocate our limited resources. Take ICBA membership. When I first became the CEO of a community bank 25 years ago, I […]

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