Barret Faculty

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

About

  • Industry expertise for practical applications
  • New concepts
  • Opportunities for informal interaction with faculty and peers
  • Limited class size
  • Small-group case discussions in several classes
  • Computer simulation and other aids to enhance the learning experience

“Instructors were engaging and willing to interact outside of class, which was very beneficial”

“The faculty and agenda for the week were phenomenal. I left so impressed, inspired and motivated!”

—2011 Participants

Year 1

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

Year 2

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

Year 3

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.

Compliance Management – Year Three
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

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