What are power skills?

The skills needed to succeed in the workplace are changing, with companies placing greater value on soft skills like communication and leadership. In response, community banks have an opportunity to revisit hiring policies and training programs.

CEO Roundtable: Ideas for a successful 2023

We recently spoke with community bank CEOs from across the country to gain insights on how they’re proactively positioning to manage risks and take advantage of growth opportunities in the coming year.

Out of Office: Adrianne Brignac-Gradney

For the past eight years, the vice president and branch manager at $888 million-asset Evangeline Bank and Trust Company in Ville Platte, La., has been creating beauty, lifestyle and banking content on social media.

Out of Office: Ryan Monica

The assistant vice president and sales manager of $584 million-asset Metairie Bank in Metairie, La., is a passionate music producer, guitarist and DJ. He plays gigs all around Louisiana, including outdoor festivals, weddings, college events and fundraisers.

John V. Anderson: 75 years in community banking

John V. Anderson celebrates 75 years in community banking this year. The chairman emeritus of F&M Bank offers us a glimpse of his life, his career and the lessons he’s learned along the way.

Out of Office: Mickey Schwarzbek

In 2019, the president and CEO of $87 million-asset Sherwood State Bank in Sherwood, Ohio, and his family opened the popular restaurant Iron Horse Brews—right next door to his community bank.

Janice Robinson

Out of Office: Janice N. Robinson

The senior vice president and wealth relationship manager at $46.2 billion-asset SouthState Bank in Winter Haven, Fla., wrote a historical manuscript about the burning of Columbia, S.C., in 1865, with plans to publish soon.

Out of Office: Shon Myers

The president and CEO of $265 million-asset Farmers & Merchants Bank in Miamisburg, Ohio, learned how to wake surf after years of lake activities like boating and wakeboarding. He’s gone on to teach most of his family how to surf, as well as kids at summer camps.

Out of Office: Kyle Heckman

The president and CEO of $320 million-asset Flatirons Bank in Boulder, Colo., has been a private pilot for two decades, flying across the country in his own aircraft.