Our faculty is made up of a select group whose members are drawn from commercial banks, regulatory agencies, other financial institutions, and academia.

Regulatory Compliance and Documentation – Year One
Shaun Harms
Founder and Executive Director
Bankers Assurance, LLC
Sherwood, Arkansas

  • Over 15 years of consulting experience, primarily in consumer compliance and BSA
  • Assists over 80 institutions in consumer compliance and BSA
  • Frequent speaker for the Arkansas Community Bankers and Arkansas Bankers Associations
  • Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager
  • 2007 Graduate of the Barret School of Banking

Financial Statements – Year One
Richard Hamm
President
Advantage Consulting & Training
Huntsville, AL

  • Graduate School of Banking at Wisconsin
  • Pittsburgh RMA Commercial Lending School
  • BAI Graduate Schools of Banking
  • Published 17 articles in The RMA Journal
  • The RMA Journal Editorial Advisory Board
  • ABA Commercial Lending Graduate School
  • Over 15 years as commercial lender
  • MBA – University of Alabama
  • Southwestern Graduate School of Banking

Human Behavior – Year One
Dr. Kerry Sauley
Majorie B. Ourso Excellence in Teaching Professor
LSU/Rucks Department of Management
Baton Rouge, LA

  • Louisiana State University
  • Louisiana Bankers School for Supervisory Training
  • Mississippi School of Banking
  • Southeastern School of Banking
  • Virginia School of Banking
  • Member of Academy of Management and Southern Management Association

Marketing and Business Development – Year One
Dr. Rex Bennett
Principle/Founder
Achieving Unlimited
Hot Springs Village. AR

  • Stonier Graduate School of Banking
  • Pacific Coast Banking School
  • Graduate School of Banking at Wisconsin
  • Graduate School of Banking at LSU
  • Colorado Graduate School of Banking
  • Graduate School of Human Resources

Non-Traditional Financial Services – Year One
Trish Springfield
Retail Banking Director
The Palmetto Bank
Greenville, SC

  • Previous experience as Sales Director for National Commerce Bank Services
  • Clients included many community banks in addition to national banks such as US Bank, SunTrust, and BankOne
  • Worked with major retailers including Albertson’s, Safeway, and Wal-Mart
  • Global’s In-Store Banking Conference Speaker
  • NCBS Annual Retail Banking Conference Speaker

Mortgage Portfolio Management – Year One
John Adams
President/CEO
First Security Bank
Conway, AR

  • Frequent presenter for RMA
  • Arkansas Bankers Association Lending Schools
  • University of Central Arkansas Business School

Regulatory Compliance and Documentation – Year One
Chuck Lewis
Director, Compliance & Risk Management Services
Missouri Bankers Association
Lee’s Summit, MO

  • Graduate School of Banking at Wisconsin
  • American Institute of Banking Midwest
  • Missouri School of Banking
  • ABA Programs
  • Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager

Developing a Sales Culture – Year One
Jay Toups
Principal
Retail Management Resources, Inc.
Lafayette, LA

  • 25+ years experience developing successful sales programs in the banking industry
  • Primary clients are community banks with a strong relationship and community-minded focus

Technology and E-Commerce – Year One
Jimmy Sawyers
Owner/Founder
Sawyers & Jacobs LLC
Memphis, TN

  • Over 20 years experience in banking technology
  • Former banker
  • Provides technology planning, system selection, IT risk management, network and Internet security, operations improvement, and business continuity planning consulting services
  • Contributor to BankersOnline
  • Editorial Advisory Board for the publication, Financial Lending Notes
  • Faculty – Southeastern School of Banking
  • Member of Memphis Technology Council and Southern Financial Exchange
 

Financial Institutions and Markets – Year Two
Dr. Thomas Payne
Dean, School of Business
Tennessee Tech University
Cookeville, TN

  • Member of Southwestern Finance Association, Financial Management Association, Financial Executives International, and Tennessee Bankers Association
  • Contributor to Commercial Lending Review, Bankers Magazine, Community Banker, Tennessee Banker, and Tennessee CPA Journal
    • Facilitator – Graduate School of Banking LSU
      • Regional Marketing Committee Chair
      • Regional Economic Development Committee Chair

The Business of Banking – Year Two
Greyson Tuck
Consultant and Attorney
Gerrish McCreary Smith
Memphis, TN
• Firm dedicated solely to matters of importance to community banks including M & A, regulatory matters, holding company formation
• Frequent presenter at community bank related trade groups and associations, including ICBA Tennessee Bankers Association, & the Community Bankers of Illinois
• Barret School of Banking Graduate
• Member of American, Tennessee, and Memphis Bar Associations.

Economic Environment of Banking – Year Two
Dr. David Kern
Professor of Finance
Chair of Bank Management
Arkansas State University
Jonesboro, AR
• 11 years as banking professional prior to academic career
• Graduate School of Banking at LSU
• Member of Academy of Finance & Association for Financial Professionals
• Mississippi State University

Investment Portfolio Management – Year Two
Randy Wade
Executive Vice President/CFA
Vining Sparks
Memphis, TN
• Director of Sales
• Frequent speaker at seminars including ICBA
• Authored numerous articles for trade/industry magazines

Personnel Management and Supervision – Year Two
Brad Federman
COO
F & H Solutions
Collierville, TN
• 20+ years specializing in employee engagement focusing on the human impact on organizations
• Spoken at international conferences such as the American Society for Training & Development and been quoted in publications such as Fortune Small Business, HR Magazine and the Los Angeles Times
• Engagements include Hilton, St. Jude, Gulf Bank, UBS, Embassy Suites, Smith & Nephew

Asset/Liability Management – Year Two
Wade Oliver
Senior Vice President
Vining Spark IBG/ICBA Securities
Memphis, TN
• Director of Asset/Liability Management
• Frequent speaker at seminars including the Federal Reserve Bank and ICBA

Commercial Lending – Year Two
Richard Hamm
President
Advantage Consulting & Training
Huntsville, AL
• Graduate School of Banking at Wisconsin
• Pittsburgh RMA Commercial Lending School
• BAI Graduate Schools of Banking
• Published 17 articles in The RMA Journal
• The RMA Journal Editorial Advisory Board
• ABA Commercial Lending Graduate School
• Over 15 years as commercial lender
• MBA – University of Alabama
• Southwestern Graduate School of Banking

Bank Performance Mgmt./Strategic Planning – Year Two
Dr. Stephen Lacewell
Director of the Center for Banking & Finance
Murray State University
Murray, KY
• Past Bank Examiner – OCC
• Member – Academy of Commercial Banking/Finance
• Frequent presenter/author on community bank related topics
• Previous Bank Experience as Commercial Lender/Loan Officer
• Member – Financial Management Association

 

 

Marketing & Brand Management – Year Three
Mark Faircloth
Founder/Partner
Faircloth Partners
Ocean Springs, MS
• Graduate School of Banking at LSU
• Mississippi School of Banking
• Frequent speaker at many national and state banking associations and trade groups
• 30+ years of banking experience

Bank Simulation – Year Three
Dr. Thomas Payne
Dean, School of Business
Tennessee Tech University
Cookeville, TN

  • Member of Southwestern Finance Association, Financial Management Association, Financial Executives International, and Tennessee Bankers Association
  • Contributor to Commercial Lending Review, Bankers Magazine, Community Banker, Tennessee Banker, and Tennessee CPA Journal
  • Facilitator – Graduate School of Banking LSU
    • Regional Marketing Committee Chair
    • Regional Economic Development Committee Chair

Leadership Development for the Future – Year Three
Brad Federman
COO
F & H Solutions
Memphis, TN
• 20+ years specializing in employee engagement focusing on the human impact on organizations
• Spoken at international conferences such as the American Society for Training & Development and been quoted in publications such as Fortune Small Business, HR Magazine and the Los Angeles Times
• Engagements include Hilton, St. Jude, Gulf Bank, UBS, Embassy Suites, Smith & Nephew

Balance Sheet Management – Year Three
Wade Oliver
Senior Vice President
Vining Spark IBG/ICBA Securities
Memphis, TN
• Director of Asset/Liability Management
• Frequent speaker at seminars including the Federal Reserve Bank and ICBA

Risk Management – Year Three
Randy Dennis
President
DD&F Consulting Group
Little Rock, AR
• Mergers and Acquisitions – over 200 bank and thrift mergers
• RTC Assisted Transactions – over 100 thrift sales
• Branching and Market Research
• Clients include over 300 Banks and Thrifts nationwide
• Firm ranked #1 in branch sales nationwide in 2003 and ranked #4 in 2004.
• Firm provides expansionary, risk management, and strategic services for financial institutions

Succession Planning – Year Three
Doc Bodine
Consultant and Attorney
Gerrish McCreary Smith
Memphis, TN
• Firm dedicated solely to matters of importance to community banks including M & A, regulatory matters, holding company formation
• Frequent presenter at community bank related trade groups and associations, including ICBA Tennessee Bankers Association, & the Community Bankers of Illinois
• Barret School of Banking Graduate
• Member of American, Tennessee, and Memphis Bar Associations.

Loan Portfolio Management – Year Three
Jeff Hudson
City President
FirstBank
Memphis, TN

  • Over 35 years banking experience
  • Bank Director
  • Facilitator – Graduate School of Banking LSU
  • Director Tennessee Banker’s Association
  • Chairman Southeastern School of Commercial and Advanced Commercial Lending Vanderbilt University
  • University of Virginia Darden School of Commercial Lending
  • American Institute of Banking Memphis
  • University of Mississippi

Barret School of Banking
650 East Parkway South Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: (901) 321-4000
Email: barret@barret.ws

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