SCHOOL OF BANKING

Louisiana Tech University School of Banking

The Louisiana Tech University School of Banking, presented by the College of Business in collaboration with the Louisiana Bankers Association, aims to expand the skills and knowledge base of rising bank leaders, regulators, and vendors. With a strategic focus on fintech, innovation, regional economic development, technology in banking services, and information security, this school is ideal for those with three or more years of industry experience. 

Discussions led by Louisiana Tech University faculty members, top banking executives, regulators, and select services providers will cover a variety of topics, including operations, risk management, liquidity, marketing and sales, and regulation. On-campus bank executive simulations and off-campus in-depth case studies will compliment engaging classroom discussions. Additionally, on- and off-campus networking and mentoring will take place throughout the two-year cohort.

The Louisiana Tech University School of Banking is a non-credit bearing professional development program. Students will receive a certificate of graduation upon completion. 

 

 

Dates and Schedule

Year 1: June 6-10, 2022
Year 2: June 5-9, 2023

 

Year 1 Schedule

Day 1 – Monday, June 6

4 p.m. – Registration Begins
5 p.m. – Social
5:45 p.m. – The Business of Banking
     Jude Melville, President and CEO, b1BANK

Day 2 – Tuesday, June 7

7 a.m. – Breakfast
8 a.m. – Bank Financials: How a Bank Makes Money, Budgeting, Financial Reporting, Capital Adequacy
     Jeff Fair, Asset Liability Consultant, American Planning
     Dr. Selina Sun, Assistant Professor of Finance, Louisiana Tech
10 a.m. – Credit and Lending
     Bill Hogan, CEO, Century Next Bank
12 p.m. – Lunch
1 p.m. – Bank Operations
     Donna McKey, Senior Vice President, Operations, b1BANK
3 p.m. – Ethics, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
     Ken Hale, President and CEO, BOM
5 p.m. – Break and Social
6 p.m. – Panel: The Role of Regulators
     C Welch, Assistant Deputy Comptroller, OCC

Day 3 – Wednesday, June 8

7 a.m. – Breakfast
8 a.m. – Liquidity: History of U.S. Banking, Theory of Liquidity and Reserve Banking, Regulatory Expectations, and Real-World Problems and Solutions
     Jeff Fair, Asset Liability Consultant, American Planning
     Dr. William McCumber, Associate Professor of Finance, Louisiana Tech
10 a.m. – Credit and Lending
     Bill Hogan, CEO, Century Next Bank
     Sam Ponder, Senior Vice President, Chief Credit Officer, Louisiana National Bank
12 p.m. – Lunch
1 p.m. – Human Resources: Employment Law, Hiring, Performance Evaluations
     Dr. Marcia Dickerson, Professor of Management, Louisiana Tech
3 p.m. – Technology and Bank Operations
     Corey LeBlanc, Chief Digital and Innovation Officer, Locality Bank
5 p.m. – Break and Social
6 p.m. – Panel: M&A and Culture
     Jeff Fair, Asset Liability Consultant, American Planning
     Ken Hale, President and CEO, BOM

Day 4 – Thursday, June 9

7 a.m. – Breakfast
8 a.m. – Interest Rate Risk: Core Concepts, Old and New Measures, Asset-Liability Committee
     Jack Byrd, Northwest Louisiana Chairman, b1BANK
     Jeff Fair, Asset Liability Consultant, American Planning
     Jason Smith, President/CEO, Citizens National Bank
10 a.m. – Compliance
     Patti Joyner, Compliance Consultant, Financial Solutions
12 p.m. – Lunch
1 p.m. – Marketing and Sales 1.0
     Gary Littlefield, Baton Rouge Market President, Gulf Coast Bank
     Ryan Kilpatrick, EVP, Origin Bank
3 p.m. – Cybersecurity
     Corey LeBlanc, Chief Digital and Innovation Officer, Locality Bank
     Clay Baum, Chief Information Officer, Lamar National Bank
5 p.m. – Break and Social
6 p.m. – Panel: From Job to Career
     Louisiana Bankers Education Council (LBEC)

Day 5 – Friday, June 10

7 a.m. – Breakfast
8 a.m. – Allowance for Loan and Lease Losses (ALLL) and Current Expected Credit Losses (CECL)
     Cecil Haskins, President and CFO, Eureka Homestead Bank
     Mark Taylor, Executive VP and CFO, Century Next Bank
9 a.m. – Marketing and Sales 2.0
     Gary Littlefield, Baton Rouge Market President, Gulf Coast Bank
     Ryan Kilpatrick, EVP, Origin Bank
10 a.m. – Explanation of Case Study Projects: Regional Economic Development and Fintech
     Dr. Patrick Scott, Assistant Professor of Economics, Louisiana Tech
     Dr. William McCumber, Associate Professor of Finance, Louisiana Tech
11 a.m. – Adjournment

Year 2 Schedule

Below you will find the topics that will be discussed throughout Year 2 of Louisiana Tech’s School of Banking. Breakfasts, lunches, and evening socials will also take place each day. A detailed schedule, including presenters, will be available prior to the start of Year 1.  

Day 1 – Monday, June 5

  • Panel: Regulatory Update

Day 2 – Tuesday, June 6

  • BankExec Simulations
  • Technology
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Panel: Intangibles of Being a Good Banker

Day 3 – Wednesday, June 7

  • Comparative Analysis 
  • BankExec Simulations
  • Review of Year 1 Case Studies
  • Bank Operations 2.0
  • Panel: M&A

Day 4 – Thursday, June 8

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management and Leadership
  • BankExec Simulations
  • Coordination of Bank Departments
  • Panel: Challenges and Opportunities 

Day 5 – Friday, June 9

  • BankExec Presentations
  • Graduation

Location

Classes will take place in the College of Business on Louisiana Tech’s campus in Ruston, LA. On-campus housing will be provided for attendees in one of Louisiana Tech’s apartment-style residence facilities. Access to the University’s state-of-the-art sports and wellness complex will also be provided. Learn more about the City of Ruston.

Cost

The all-inclusive investment per student per year is $2,200, which includes all course materials, on-campus housing, access to fitness facilities, breakfasts, lunches, and networking socials.

Registration

Registration for Year 1 and Year 2 is now open! Click here to register before April 29, 2022. Note: If opting to only pay for Year 1 at this time, payment for Year 2 must be submitted by March 31, 2023. 

Prior to the start of the School, you will receive via email a questionnaire so that we can learn more about you and your banking background. 

Sponsorships

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Interested in learning more? Contact Mary Susan Britt at marysusan@latechalumni.org or 217.493.8423.

Thank you to our sponsors! 

PRESENTINGb1BANK

GOLD
Citizens National

BRONZE
LBEC

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