Barret School of Banking

Our faculty is made up of a select group whose members are drawn from commercial banks, regulatory agencies, other financial institutions, and academia. YEAR ONE YEAR TWO YEAR THREE YEAR ONE Compliance Management – 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
Boosting Bank Profitability – Year One Trish Springfield Owner–Energize2Grow Greenville, SC
  • Retail Bank Executive at Southern First and Palmetto Bank
  • 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
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, Payments, and Cybersecurity – Year One Jimmy Sawyers Chairman & Co-Founder Sawyers & Jacobs LLC Collierville, TN
  • Over 35 years of experience in banking, technology, risk management, and payments
  • Former banker
  • Provides strategic technology planning, system selection, risk management, and cybersecurity consulting services
  • Active in the banking industry as an author and speaker
  • Serves on the faculty of five banking schools
  • Hosts the annual Bank Tech Summit
Financial Institutions and Markets-Year One 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 YEAR TWO 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 Emotional Intelligence and Team Dynamic – 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 THREE 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
Creating and Sustaining Culture– 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 Enterprise 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 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
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