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 Schedule - June 6-10, 2022

Day 1 – Monday, June 6

2-4 p.m. – Registration
     College of Business Lobby

5 p.m. – Social
     Joe Aillet Pressbox and Suites

6-7 p.m. – Keynote: The Business of Banking
     Jude Melville, President and CEO, b1BANK
     Joe Aillet Pressbox and Suites

Day 2 – Tuesday, June 7

7-8 a.m. – Breakfast
     College of Business Rawle Room

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
     COB 126

10 a.m. – Credit and Lending Panel
     Bill Hogan, CEO, Century Next Bank
     Layne Weeks, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, Century Next Bank
     Tyler Murchison, Executive Vice President, BOM
     Tom Martin, Chairman and CEO, GBT
     Chad Carter, Regional President, North Louisiana, b1BANK
     COB 126

12 p.m. – Lunch
     College of Business Rawle Room

1 p.m. – Bank Operations 1.0
     Donna McKey, Senior Vice President, Operations, b1BANK
     COB 126

3 p.m. – Ethics, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
     Ken Hale, President and CEO, BOM
     COB 126

4:45 p.m. – Break 

5:30 p.m. – Social
     Joe Aillet Pressbox and Suites

6:30-7:30 p.m. – Panel: The Role of Regulators
     C Welch, Assistant Deputy Comptroller, OCC
     Scott Bergeron, Assistant Deputy Comptroller, OCC
     Jonathan Finley, Chief Examiner, Office of Financial Institutions 
     Joe Aillet Pressbox and Suites

Day 3 – Wednesday, June 8

7-8 a.m. – Breakfast
     College of Business Rawle Room

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
     COB 126

10 a.m. – Credit and Lending
     Sam Ponder, Senior Vice President, Chief Credit Officer, Louisiana National Bank
     Andy Gilbert, CFO, GBT

     COB 126

12 p.m. – Lunch
     College of Business Rawle Room

1 p.m. – Human Resources: Employment Law, Hiring, Performance Evaluations
     Dr. Marcia Dickerson, Professor of Management, Louisiana Tech
     COB 126

3 p.m. – Technology and Bank Operations
     Corey LeBlanc, Co-Founder/COO, Locality Bank
     COB 126

4:45 p.m. – Break 

5:30 p.m. – Social
     Joe Aillet Pressbox and Suites

6:30-7:30 p.m. – Panel: M&A and Culture: Exit Strategies, Fit, and Shareholder Value
     Jeff Fair, Asset Liability Consultant, American Planning
     Ken Hale, President and CEO, BOM
     Joe Aillet Pressbox and Suites

Day 4 – Thursday, June 9

7-8 a.m. – Breakfast
     College of Business Rawle Room

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
     COB 126

10 a.m. – Compliance
     Patti Joyner, Compliance Consultant, Financial Solutions
     COB 126

12 p.m. – Lunch
     College of Business Rawle Room

1 p.m. – Marketing and Sales 1.0
     Gary Littlefield, Baton Rouge Market President, Gulf Coast Bank
     Ryan Kilpatrick, EVP, Origin Bank
     COB 126

3 p.m. – Cybersecurity
     Corey LeBlanc, Co-Founder/COO, Locality Bank
     Clay Baum, Chief Information Officer, Lamar National Bank
     COB 126

4:45 p.m. – Break 

5:30 p.m. – Social
     Joe Aillet Pressbox and Suites

6:30-7:30 p.m. – Panel: From Job to Career
     Louisiana Bankers Education Council (LBEC)
     Joe Aillet Pressbox and Suites

Day 5 – Friday, June 10

7-8 a.m. – Breakfast
     College of Business Rawle Room

8 a.m. – Allowance for Loan and Lease Losses (ALLL) and Current Expected Credit Losses (CECL)
     Mark Taylor, Executive VP and CFO, Century Next Bank
     COB 126

9 a.m. – Marketing and Sales 2.0
     Gary Littlefield, Baton Rouge Market President, Gulf Coast Bank
     Ryan Kilpatrick, EVP, Origin Bank
     COB 126

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
     COB 126

11 a.m. – Adjournment

Information for Year 1 Attendees

Check-In
Check-in will take place on Monday, June 6, between 2-4 p.m. in Louisiana Tech’s College of Business Lobby. The College of Business is located at 502 West Texas Street, Ruston, LA 71272. Parking is available in the lot behind the College on the corner of Louisiana and Homer Streets.

At check-in, you will receive your room assignment in McFarland Commons, key to your residence hall suite/room, pass for the Lambright Sports and Recreation Center, School of Banking booklet, and a few surprises!

Parking
You will not need a parking permit during your time on campus. Should you receive a ticket, please turn it in to either Mary Susan Britt or LeAnn Waldroup so it can be voided.

Parking for the College of Business is available in the lot behind the College on the corner of Louisiana and Homer Streets. The lot is called West Louisiana Avenue Parking Facility.

Parking for the McFarland Commons is available behind the residence hall. The physical address for McFarland Commons is 104 Everett St.

What to Bring
Each suite consists of individual bedrooms and a shared living room and bathroom. Each suite has a washer/dryer and refrigerator. Sheets, a pillowcase, a towel, and a washcloth will be provided for each attendee. Light cleaning (including towel change) will be provided mid-week.

We recommend you bring the following:

  • Blanket or cover for the bed
  • Pillow
  • Laptop (or other device – iPad, etc.) for note-taking during School
  • Light jacket or sweater in case classroom is cool

More Info
We recommend business casual attire for the School.

All classes will take place in the College of Business – Room 126.

Breakfast and lunch will be served Tuesday-Thursday in the Rawle Room on the second floor of the College (Room 220). Breakfast will also be served on Friday morning. Snacks will also be available throughout the day in this room.

Each evening, a reception with drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres will take place in the Pressbox/Suites of Joe Aillet Stadium. Dinner will be on your own each night. There are many great restaurants throughout Ruston. Click here for the full listing.

Questions?
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Mary Susan Britt
marysusan@latechalumni.org
217.493.8423

LeAnn Waldroup
waldroup@latech.edu
706.897.6828

Year 2 Schedule - June 5-9, 2023

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 is now closed. We look forward to welcoming our first cohort of bankers in June!

Note: If opting to only pay for Year 1 at this time, payment for Year 2 must be submitted by March 31, 2023. If the student withdraws from the School before April 29, 2022, full tuition will be refunded. Tuition is non-refundable if the student withdraws after April 29, 2022, but can be transferred to another employee at the organization.

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

Origin Bank
SILVERCentury Next Bank

BRONZE
LBEC

Citizens Progressive Bank

Progressive National Bank

Caldwell Bank & Trust

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