Pub 1 2012 Issue 1

January/February 2012 1 Leading advocate for the banking industry in Kansas. 4 KBA Education Calendar 6 Leaders Ledger 9 Fighting for Examination Relief We’re urging bankers to write their representatives and ask them to co-sponsor the bipartisan examination relief bill introduced by House Financial Services Financial Institutions Subcommittee Chairman Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Ranking Member Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.). By Frank Keating, American Bankers Association 10 Security Officer’s By-Word – Simple Steps to Discourage Bank Robberies Bank hold-ups are again on the rise. The teller position is too often an entry level job in the bank, making it difficult for the bank to maintain tellers who are trained in handling a bank hold-up. Therefore, it is important to review the bank’s security preparations for hold-ups. By Donald M. Towle, Kansas Bankers Surety 12 2012 BLOK Class Selected KBA’s Bank Leaders of Kansas (BLOK) program is set to continue in 2012 and this year’s class will include a bevy of banking industry talent from across the Sunflower State. 12 14 13 In Memoriam 14 Conference Preview: Inspiring Leadership – Unleashing Motivation in the Workplace A good leader will recognize this dynamic and reverse it by engaging in communication that fosters a thriving environment for personal professional growth and goal-oriented teamwork. By Brian Townley 16 Bank Briefs 18 Bert Ely’s FARM CREDIT WATCH® Shedding light on the Farm Credit System, America’s least known GSE. By Bert Ely 20 Celebrating 125 Years: KBA Presidents/Chairmen of the Past Throughout the 125-year history of the KBA, one thing has remained constant, we are banker-led. Bankers always have the final word in our decision-making process. That is true of our Officers and Board of Directors, who are banker-nominated and elected. By Chuck Stones, President of Kansas Bankers Association 20 Celebrating 125 Years: KBA Presidents/ Chairmen of the Past The