Covid-19 is Changing How We Work

Like many bankers, Katie Wahlquist has put in long hours due to the Covid-19 pandemic. While the mad rush to issue Paycheck Protection Program loans has contributed to her lack of sleep, she’s also thinking about how the crisis will impact the 78 employees at family-owned Star Bank in Maple Lake, Minnesota – how to keep them productive, assured and safe. Wahlquist, the bank’s chief administrative officer, stays up until 2 a.m. some nights, reading information and attending countless webinars to stay abreast of the seemingly endless changes. Her experience isn’t uncommon for the industry these days. It’s amid this…

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Emily McCormick

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Emily McCormick is Vice President of Editorial & Research for Bank Director. Emily oversees research projects, from in-depth reports to Bank Director’s annual surveys on M&A, risk, compensation, governance and technology. She also manages content for the Bank Services Program. In addition to regularly speaking and moderating discussions at Bank Director’s in-person and virtual events, Emily regularly writes and edits for Bank Director magazine and BankDirector.com. She started her career in the circulation department at the Knoxville News-Sentinel, and graduated summa cum laude from The University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and International Business.

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