Issues : Podcast

Podcast | April 25th, 2022

Disability and Opportunity in Banking

Keri Cain’s disability fuels her passion for cannabis banking.

By: Kiah Lau Haslett, managing editor for Bank Director
Podcast | March 21st, 2022

Margin With a Mission

Darrin Williams has an unusual background for a bank CEO.

By: Naomi Snyder, editor-in-chief at Bank Director
Podcast | February 28th, 2022

A Front Row Seat on Banking’s Consolidation

H. Rodgin Cohen, the senior chair at Sullivan & Cromwell who has advised on many of the largest bank deals in the last 30 years, discusses how consolidation has changed banking, including its impact on community banks.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
Podcast | January 17th, 2022

Searching for Value in Bank Stocks

Tom Brown, managing partner of Second Curve Capital — a hedge fund that Brown started 21 years ago to invest in undervalued banks — talks about his management-centric approach to research, the challenges of being a value investor and some of the best (and worst) bank CEOs he's known over the years.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
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Podcast | December 9th, 2021

“People Who Look Like Me.”

Ebony Thomas, who oversees Bank of America Corp.'s $1.25 billion, five-year program to drive racial equality and economic opportunity for people and communities of color, talks about the work she does, and also the importance of diverse role models in today's workplace.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
Podcast | November 22nd, 2021

The Road Ahead

John Asbury, president and CEO of Atlantic Union Bankshares, talks about his board's approach to strategic planning, the rise of inflation and whether the industry's consolidation is close to reaching an endgame.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
Podcast | October 19th, 2021

Deep in the Heart of Texas

First Financial Bankshares Chairman and CEO F. Scott Dueser talks about some of the factors behind the institution’s long-term success, his views on Covid-19 vaccine mandates — and an ill-fated cover shoot for Bank Director magazine in 2014.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
Podcast | September 21st, 2021

A Bridge Between East and West

East West Bancorp has grown from a single branch in Los Angeles' Chinatown to the 40th largest U.S. bank, and one of the country's most profitable. Chairman and CEO Dominic Ng talks about the bank's mission as a bridge between east and west, and his strong public stance against Asian-American prejudice and violence.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
Podcast | August 11th, 2021

A Bigger Purpose

Tradition Capital Bank, a $1.5 billion institution in Edina, Minnesota, donates up to 10% of its profits every year if it achieves certain financial goals. CEO Dan Fagan says the privately-held bank serves a "bigger purpose" than just making loans and collecting deposits.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director
Podcast | July 20th, 2021

What Huntington’s Steve Steinour Expects From His Board

Huntington Bancshares Chairman and CEO Steve Steinour relies on his highly engaged and diverse board for advice across a wide range of issues, and encourages the bank's management team to tap into their expertise at any time.

By: Jack Milligan, editor-at-large for Bank Director