The latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast continues a pre-Thanksgiving tradition by interviewing the winners of ABA’s 2019 Community Commitment Awards. Recorded before a live audience at ABA’s Annual Convention in Seattle, where the awards were presented, each interview explores the winning program or initiative at each bank and provides insights on how they might be implemented or adapted at other banks. These stories present the perfect inspiration as we prepare for the season of thanks and giving.
The full episode presents excerpts from each interview. To listen to the full conversation with each Community Commitment Award winner, click on the links below.
- Affordable housing (co-winner): Alec Gorynski, VP for community development and corporate philanthropy, FNBO, Omaha, Nebraska, and Amanda Brewer, CEO, Habitat for Humanity of Omaha.
- Affordable housing (co-winner): Kimberly Smith-Moore, SVP and NeighborhoodLIFT program manager, Wells Fargo.
- Community and economic development: Alex Fennoy, EVP for community and economic development, Midwest BankCentre, St. Louis.
- Economic inclusion: David Loundy, chairman and CEO, Devon Bank, Chicago.
- Financial education: Louis Beck, chairman, and Keith Borders, VP for community development, Union Savings Bank, Cincinnati.
- Protecting older Americans: Debbie Gulan, regional community banking manager, IncredibleBank, Wausau, Wisconsin.
- Supporting military families: Ruth Christopherson, SVP for Citi Salutes, Citi.
- Volunteerism: Donna Dodson, AVP and banking operations manager, First Financial Northwest Bank, Renton, Washington.
- George Bailey Distinguished Service Award: Kathy Luria, SVP for community affairs and philanthropy, Webster Bank, Waterbury, Connecticut.