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Diana Kander

Diana Kander: Success takes more than a poker face

Diana Kander: Success takes more than a poker face

Diana Kander likens business to poker. Success means staying curious, covering your blind spots and taking risks. The bestselling author and ICBA LIVE 2020 general session speaker says these are key strategies for innovating, problem-solving and future-proofing your community bank. By Eric Best Curious about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? Try watching […]

Jeff Newgard

Out of Office: Jeff Newgard

Jeff Newgard is president and CEO of $409 million-asset Bank of Idaho in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He’s also the treasurer and Shoshone-Bannock Tribes liaison of the War Bonnet Roundup, the state’s oldest rodeo. I was born and raised on a reservation. My great-grandfather homesteaded on an open reservation, the Confederated Salish Kootenai in Montana, which […]

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Kevin Tweddle: ICBA’s ThinkTECH Accelerator 2.0

By Kevin Tweddle, ICBA ICBA’s ThinkTECH Accelerator 2.0 program is under way, and this year’s fintech cohort brings even more potential for transformative technology that elevates the customer experience and serves as a point of differentiation for community banks. We’ve devoted additional time to the selection process and have a larger, more diverse pool of […]

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Out of Office: Leah Johnson

The assistant vice president and marketing manager of $423 million-asset Community Bank in Joseph, Ore., has drawn and painted since she was young. But she picked up a new creative medium, encaustic painting, after seeing the art form firsthand. I’d been painting for a while after college, but not very often. I wanted a new […]