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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 […]

ICBA LIVE speaker Alison Levine on reaching your peak

Alison Levine, a general session speaker at ICBA LIVE 2020, has dedicated her life to sharing the lessons she’s learned while reaching the tallest, and often most dangerous, points on the planet. By Eric Best Near the top of Mount Everest, a single step requires at least five breaths. The desolate peak’s freezing temperatures—even in the […]

Out of Office: Marcia Johnson

The marketing director of $1.3 billion-asset River Bank & Trust in Prattville, Ala., is on the board of the Autauga/Western Elmore Arc, which advocates for people with intellectual disabilities. It is an honor to be involved in an organization like Autauga/Western Elmore Arc. The board there is made up of all kinds of different people […]

Kevin Tweddle: 2019 hits and misses

By Kevin Tweddle, ICBA At the beginning of the year, I made several predictions about the innovation trends 2019 would bring. Some came true, while others fell short. As the year draws to a close, let’s circle back to those trends and examine how the community bank landscape is evolving as we all plan for […]