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40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders

Independent Banker asked community bankers to nominate emerging leaders under the age of 40, and did you ever deliver. Here are short profiles of 40 young innovators who are making waves in the industry but still manage to keep their communities front and center. In no particular order, let’s meet our winners—the industry’s future.

Out of Office: Matthew Farrell

The vice president of commercial banking at $1 billion-asset Tompkins Mahopac Bank moonlights as an author of thrilling novels, including a debut that landed on The Washington Post’s national bestselling fiction list.

Community Bank CFO Outlook: What are your peers forecasting?

Independent Banker’s Community Bank CFO Outlook survey asked community bank chief financial officers how they plan to tackle their banks’ financial challenges, from complying with high-profile accounting standards to utilizing automated accounting solutions. Their answers reveal that many CFOs find their role changing to meet the demands placed on modern financial institutions.