Networking Opportunities

Interacting with peers is a prime benefit of IBA membership. IBA offers several outlets for bankers to build strong informational networks.

CEO Peer Groups - Meeting twice per year, CEO Peer Groups give bank leaders an opportunity to meet with CEOs from similarly sized institutions to discuss ongoing industry challenges. Each peer group is structured so that participants are non-competitors. Contact: Christina Bennett.

Discussion Groups - IBA Discussion Groups allow IBA members to freely exchange ideas with peer professionals in a members-only arena. The Web-based format of Discussion Groups permits archiving and searching of past conversations. Email notices to Discussion Group subscribers offer one-click access to ongoing topic threads.

Forums - For bankers in specialized areas of banking, IBA forums provide a platform to come together for in-depth discussion to seek answers, solutions and best practices. Participants benefit from input from each other, and also gain insights from industry expert facilitators. IBA Forum groups are: Chief Financial Officer, Human Resources Director, IT & Operations Officer, Marketing Director, Risk Management Officer, Senior Lender, and Senior Retail Banking. Contact: Laurie Rees.

IBA Committees - As a member-driven organization, committees are key to IBA’s success. More than 200 IBA members and associate members serve on IBA committees, representing a variety of functional areas. For committee details, please contact Amber Van Til for Government Relations; Laurie Rees for Agricultural Lending, Bank Security, IT Security; and Christina Bennett for Commercial Lending, Compliance, Financial Management, Human Resources, Marketing, Operations & Technology, Retail Banking, and Trust. Click here for a sign up form.

IBA Roundtables - This networking opportunity allows bankers who work within similar functional areas to interact with each other. Roundtables are useful for those bankers involved in compliance and other areas that require close peer contact. Contact: Christina Bennett.