Download Your Guide to Addressing Disruption, Risk and Growth

Today, due to an increased regulatory burden and limited spending power, community banks face disproportionate challenges compared to large and online-only financial institutions. This collection of interviews with the Sageworks Client Advisory Board reveals shared pain points of community banks, from technology disruption and compliance issues to challenges tied to portfolio and staff growth. “Agile Bankers: How Community Banks are Addressing Disruption, Risk and Growth” provides an inside look into how executives from institutions ranging in asset size from $320 million to $1.9 billion are ably dealing with the pressing dilemmas you face every day as they steer their banks into the future.

Next-Level Accountants eBookInside this eBook:

  • Learn how robust technology solutions streamline daily tasks at community banks across the country
  •  Learn how community banks are tackling growth challenges, such as staffing and maintaining relationship management best practices
  • Learn how your peers are conquering compliance burdens and keeping up with the many layers of bank regulatory requirements

Explore growth opportunities for your financial institution

Featuring insider interviews with:

Duane Abadie

Duane Abadie, First Bank & Trust

Duane is president and chief credit officer of First Bank & Trust, based in New Orleans. He is a 37-year career banker who joined the bank in 2011. Throughout his career, he has worked with numerous nonprofit organizations focused on entrepreneurship, financial literacy, affordable housing and community support.

James Anthony

James Anthony, Martha’s Vineyard Bank

James Anthony has been president and chief executive officer of Martha’s Vineyard Bank since May 2017. Earlier, he was president and CEO of Chesapeake Bancorp and Chesapeake Bank and Trust in Maryland for more than a decade, and he served as chief operating officer and executive vice president of Severn Bank. He has served on the board of directors for the Atlantic Community Bankers Bank, the Maryland Bankers Association and numerous non-profit organizations.

Thomas Bugielski

Thomas Bugielski, Republic Bank of Chicago

Thomas Bugielski is president and chief executive officer of Republic Bank of Chicago, which he joined in 2015. With over three decades of experience in executive bank management, he draws from his professional knowledge and education to manage and direct financial institutions to success. He has been a director and chairman of the Illinois Bankers Association and served as a member of the Illinois State Banking Board.

K. John Jones

K. John Jones, First National Bank of Layton

K. John Jones is chief executive officer and a director of the First National Bank of Layton in Layton, Utah. He is a former member of the board of directors of the Utah Bankers Association. He graduated in 1979 from the University of Utah and is also a 2002 graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School.

Karen Makowski

Karen Makowski, Chemung Canal Trust Company

Karen Makowski is executive vice president and chief risk officer of Chemung Canal Trust Company of Elmira, N.Y., New York State’s oldest, locally owned and managed community bank. She oversees the risk enterprise-wide for the bank and corporate subsidiaries. She held executive positions at Key Bank, Wachovia and SunTrust before helping to organize and serve as the inaugural CEO of Panther Community Bank, a Florida de novo bank chartered in 2007. She has served over 70 not-for-profits during her career and is currently VP of the Fund for Women of the Southern Tier.