How We Pay the CEO: A Board Member’s View


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Designing a fair and effective compensation plan for the bank’s CEO is a challenge for most compensation committees.  In this short video, Kimberly Ellwanger, compensation committee chairman for Heritage Financial Corporation, shares her board’s approach to structuring and measuring the CEO’s incentive pay plan.


Case Study: The Perfect Peer Group


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The development of a compensation peer group is important for making informed decisions regarding executive pay and addressing questions from regulators.  In this short video, Barbara Stephens, compensation committee chairman for First Business Financial Services, Inc., shares the process behind forming a peer group that best resembled the company’s business model.


Different Routes to Reach Strategic Success


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As many banks continue to look for new ways to make up for lost revenue opportunities, a smart and focused strategy that makes the most of available growth opportunities is vital for success. As part of our For Banker, By Banker video series, three leading bank chairmen share their board’s role in developing a foundation for sustainable growth.


Be Prepared: The Board’s Role in Monitoring Fraud


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Knowing the bank’s risks, including the potential for internal and cyber fraud, is an important responsibility for board members.  As part of our For Banker, By Banker video series, Mary Beth Vitale outlines steps the board can take to identify and prepare for potential fraud. She is the nominating and governance committee chairman for Denver-based CoBiz Financial Inc., the $2.6-billion asset financial services company offering commercial banking and other services.