Honing Your Strategic Vision

The financial institutions examined in Bank Director’s 2021 RankingBanking study, sponsored by Crowe LLP, demonstrate the fundamentals of successful, long-term performance. What can we learn from these top performers – and how should bank leaders navigate today’s challenging environment? Crowe Partner Kara Baldwin explores these issues, based on the lessons learned in the RankingBanking study, and shares her own expertise. To view the complete results of the 2021 RankingBanking study, click HERE.

  • Weaving Digital Into Your Bank’s Strategy
  • Being Efficient Without Being “Cheap”
  • Today’s Uncertain Credit Environment
  • Considerations for Bank Boards

Kara Baldwin


Kara Baldwin is a partner at Crowe LLP and currently leads the financial services audit practice.  She has more than 20 years of experience serving financial institutions.  Ms. Baldwin works with publicly held banks, private banks and bank holding companies ranging in size from $50 million to nearly $20 billion in assets.  She has assisted clients in executing numerous business combinations over the years, with a focus on the accounting, auditing and reporting of these transactions including SEC reporting requirements.  Ms. Baldwin serves on various committees of the Center for Audit Quality, is active in the accounting advisory group at Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and is a frequent speaker with the Indiana Bankers Association.