SWGSB and IBAT to Host Certified Community Bank Director’s Program in October in Dallas

Board education and training are essential best practices in the new era of community banking. Regulatory expectations and wise management demand a skill set that many directors lack. The Southwestern Graduate School of Banking Foundation (SWGSB) and the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) have recognized this and offer the Certified Community Bank Director’s (CCBD) … Read more

MacDonald to Step Down as Southwestern Graduate School of Banking President and CEO

S. Scott MacDonald, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB) Foundation since 1997, recently announced that he will step down at the end of 2021. He will remain with the foundation through the transition to the next CEO. MacDonald, a nationally recognized authority on bank finance and economics, is the … Read more

Certified Community Bank Director Program Goes Virtual in October

The sixth-annual Certified Community Bank Director’s program (CCBD) will be held via Zoom October 21–23. Spread over three afternoons, the program will feature the industry’s top minds discussing the essentials of community bank directorship in a time of unprecedented disruptions and black swans. From corporate governance and understanding performance metrics to risk management and compliance, … Read more