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Counting Gray Hairs Gray hair matters in times like these, James House told me recently on a Zoom call from his office in Birmingham, Alabama. House has 49 years of experience in banking and serves as CEO of $1 billion First US Bancshares in Birmingham. Admittedly, he has a few gray hairs. Unlike some other industries, advancing age in banking can be seen as virtue. The events of 2023 added even more evidence to tip the scales in favor of experience over youth and beauty. I was looking for the wisdom of experience while preparing for this issue of Bank…

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Naomi Snyder


Editor-in-Chief Naomi Snyder is in charge of the editorial coverage at Bank Director. She oversees the magazine and the editorial team’s efforts on the Bank Director website, newsletter and special projects. She has more than two decades of experience in business journalism and spent 15 years as a newspaper reporter. She has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.

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