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IBA Mission, Vision, Values

Our mission: To advocate for and sustain an environment in which banks can succeed.

Our vision: To provide exemplary service to members as the premier state bank trade association in the country.

Our values: In fulfilling our mission, we will:

  • Maintain the highest ethics, integrity and respect for others;
  • Serve with professionalism, innovation and resourcefulness;
  • Instill passion, positive attitude and enthusiasm;
  • Remain mindful that the success of the IBA is judged by the success of its members.

Laurie A. Rees

Vice President-Education & Training

Laurie A. Rees is responsible for planning, designing and implementing educational offerings of the Indiana Bankers Association, including schools, seminars, executive-level forums and webinars; she joined the Association in 1991. She also is responsible for planning and managing the Security, Fraud & Risk Management Conference, Midwest Agricultural Banking School, Agricultural Clinic, Cybersecurity Conference and the IBA Leadership Development Program. Rees serves as primary contact for the IBA’s Agricultural, Bank Security and IT Security committees. Additionally she is the IBA’s liaison for the Graduate School of Banking (GSB) at the University of Wisconsin and a member of the GSB Education Directors Advisory Group. Rees has been active with Meeting Professionals International and with the Indiana Society of Association Executives, which honored her as Association Professional of the Year in 2009.