Publications & Resources
The Ultimate Guide for
Written by two former bank regulators and co-founders of The Bank Directors’ College, The Ultimate Guide for Bank Directors provides a roadmap for navigating the challenges facing the financial services industry today. Containing practical examples, along with insights to the “rules of thumb” used by bank regulators, this indispensible guide offers bank directors the information and knowledge necessary to meet their fiduciary responsibilities.
Catherine Ghiglieri is the former Texas Banking Commissioner. She spent 18 years at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”) and is President of Ghiglieri & Company, a bank consulting firm in Austin, Texas.
Jewell D. Hoover is President of Hoover and Associates, LLC, a bank consulting firm in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is the former Deputy Comptroller for the OCC’s Western District and is on the board of a Fortune 500 company, which is a publicly traded financial institution.
WIB Directors Digest Newsletter
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Western Independent Banker Magazine
Western Independent Banker magazine publishes an issue each year with a special focus on Directors Issues. To access articles from the past magazine issues, click here.
Bank Directors’ Training Program Recommendations
Requiring bank directors to have annual education is one of those “best practices” for corporate governance and is a part of the board’s obligation to prepare for the long term and to have qualified directors for the organization. Being proactive in the area of director education is good for your bank, good for your directors and is looked upon favorably by the regulators. As a result of our mission, WIB offers more than 20 educational programs. Click here for program info and other resources.
From the Southwest Graduate School of Banking
Insights for Bank Directors, developed by the Federal
Reserve Center for Online Learning
Insights for Bank Directors is an online introductory course covering many topics that bank directors may find useful in carrying out their bank oversight responsibilities. This site is set up under the premise of a Board of Director’s meeting at the fictional “Insights Bank and Trust.” The meeting agenda on the right provides the structure for the course and represents a selection of focused topics that relate to evaluating a bank’s financial performance and managing the risks to its portfolio (credit risk, market risk and liquidity risk).