CEO Forum

Connecting Leaders in Community Banking

A collaborative and supportive environment for leaders in Ohio’s community banks.

CEO Forum

June 13, 2017 | September 12, 2017
Registration is $800 for CBAO members.

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As the CEO of your bank, you’re constantly making decisions that affect both your bank and your community. It’s an enviable position to be in, and it requires many skills, much experience, and a lot of perspective – and no one knows that better than other people in your position. CBAO is offering bank CEOs the opportunity to benefit from the skills, experience, and perspective of their peers by becoming a member of the CEO Forum. 

The forum will bring together CEOs from noncompeting banks throughout the state in a small-group setting to exchange ideas freely, dissect challenges openly, and discuss solutions that can improve the performance of your bank and help you grow both professionally and personally. 

Agenda topics will change at each forum session based on member input and the current banking environment. 

  • Profitability strategies
  • New products and opportunities
  • People issues
  • Lending and credit risk
  • Improving sales and service
  • Asset-liability and investment issues
  • Technology
  • Compensation
  • Cost control
  • And many more...

Meet the Facilitator

John Brooks

John has over 30 years of bank management and consulting experience, including a position as the Chief Accounting Officer at a $1.2 billion bank holding company with mortgage and wealth management subsidiaries. In this capacity, John was responsible for accounting and financial reporting, including SEC reporting, asset liability and market risk management, commercial interest rate swaps, derivatives and hedging, mortgage banking, and tax planning and accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a master of business administration from Waynesburg University.  John completed the requirements for his doctorate (Ed.D.) in administration and leadership from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation research explored the relationship between job satisfaction and financial performance in community banks.

John started his career as an auditor and held the position of Chief Auditor at two financial institutions. He also spent five years as an Assistant Professor of Accounting at a local college.

In his role at Snodgrass, John was involved in the design of our proprietary enterprise risk management process. He provides ERM services for our clients and assists on audits of unique, higher-risk areas such derivatives and interest rate risk management and model validation. John is also involved in our training program for audit staff specializing in mortgage banking, derivatives, and hedging.

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