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The Education Council advises CBA on its educational mission and helps promote unique opportunities for emerging bank leaders, including the CBA Executive Banking School and CBA Onsite Education.
Chair - Michelle Lee | President, Community Banking, Eastern Region, Wells Fargo Bank
- Michael Cleary | Head of Consumer & Business Banking, Santander Bank
- Paul Leventhal | Education Consultant
- Barbara Roehm | Senior Vice President, Retail Training Director, PNC Bank, N.A.
- Clarke Starnes | Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer, BB&T Corporation
Government Relations Council
The Government Relations Council drives our advocacy efforts and sets our annual legislative and regulatory agenda.
Chair - Michael Aust | Executive Vice President, Executive Director, Retail Bank, Comerica Bank
- Steven Antonakes | Director of Enterprise Risk Management, Eastern Bank
- Patrice DeCorrevont | Lead Region President, Wells Fargo
- Larry Franco | Executive Vice President, Retail Banking Segment Executive, BBVA Compass
- Ernie Johannson | Group Head, US Personal and Business Banking, BMO Harris Bank
- Charles Kim | Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
- Cliff McCauley | Senior Executive Vice President, Frost Bank
- Nitin Mhatre | Executive Vice President, Head of Community Banking, Webster Bank
- Cathy Nash | President and Chief Executive Officer, Woodforest National Bank
- John Pataky | Executive Vice President, Consumer Division, EverBank
- Chris Van Steenberg | Executive Vice President, Head of Marketing and Product Management, First Tennessee Bank
- Judie Verb | Senior Vice President and Regional Manager - Southwest Region, US Bank
- John Ward | President, First American Bank
Corporate Membership Council
The Corporate Membership Council advises our team on how we can better serve our members and identifies potential areas of growth.
Chair - Ellen Koebler | Consumer Lending Solutions Executive, SunTrust Banks, Inc.
- Ryan Bailey | Executive Vice President, Head of Retail Banking Group, Bank of the West
- Mark Erhardt | Senior Vice President, Retail Product Management, Fifth Third Bank
- Bob Kottler | Executive Vice President, Director of Retail & Small Business, IBERIABANK
- Sherief Meleis | Managing Director, Novantas
Associate Membership Council
The Associate Membership Council, a recently formed group, assists in expanding the association’s affiliation with current sponsors and longtime supporters, and is developing and identifying potential sponsor opportunities.
- Dennis Devine | Co-President of Key Community Bank, Consumer & Business Banking, KeyBank
- Mark Pregmon | Executive Vice President, Commercial Lending Operations, PNC Bank, N.A.