Recently, WBA facilitated an informal discussion between a small group of bankers and staff from the Federal Reserve Bank Chicago (FRB). Topics discussed included economic conditions of community banks in the state, overdraft programs, commercial real estate concentrations, product innovation, and more efficient examination processes. WBA member banker attendees were Larrie Hayes, WoodTrust Bank; Dan Klahn, Community First Bank, Boscobel; Teri Martin, Union Bank & Trust, Evansville; and Troy Mitchell, Town Bank. Representing the FRB were Joe Davidson, VP Supervision and Regulation; Mark Medrano, Asst. VP Supervision and Regulation; Thomas Payton, Supervision Manager; and Aaron Brown Supervision Manager. WBA’s Rose Oswald Poels, Daryll Lund, and Kris Cleven were also present.

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Pictured (left to right): Troy Mitchell, Town Bank; Teri Martin, Union Bank & Trust, Evansville; Dan Klahn, Community First Bank, Boscobel; Larrie Hayes WoodTrust Bank; Mark Medrano, FRB; Kris Cleven, WBA: Thomas Payton, FRB; Rose Oswald Poels, WBA; Joe Davidson, FRB, Aaron Brown, FRB; and Daryll Lund, WBA.