Vol. 108 2024 No. 1 (Jan/Feb)

FLD Focus: FLD Reflects on Successful 2023

Looks Forward to 2024

The IBA’s Future Leadership Division gained momentum in 2023 and closed out another successful year of creating opportunities for emerging leaders in the industry. In addition to the tremendous FLD Leadership Conference, Day at the Statehouse and networking reception at IBA’s Mega Conference, the FLD rounded out its calendar by hosting five networking lunches throughout the state, a Topgolf networking event and an FLD Coffee Club.

The FLD is pleased to provide numerous opportunities for members to network with other peer bankers as well as learning opportunities through roundtable conversations based on industry, leadership and professional development topics submitted by attendees. On behalf of the FLD Advisory Board and myself, I want to extend a sincere thank you to all the banks who made FLD participation a part of their year. As you make plans for 2024, I encourage all banks to continue their support of FLD events or make a commitment to participate in FLD for the first time this year.

The FLD Advisory Board is under new leadership as a new president and vice president assume their positions for the year. Michael J. Clampitt of North Salem State Bank will now serve as president of the FLD. This position gives him a seat on IBA’s Board of Directors as the FLD representative. Amanda Morris-Feldman of First Federal Savings Bank, Rochester, will serve as vice president. She will serve as a non-voting member of the IBA Board. Both Clampitt and Morris-Feldman have been active contributors in the FLD for several years and served with the FLD Advisory Board.

I want to thank Brock C. Goggins of German American Bank, Jasper, for his leadership of the FLD in 2023. He will continue to serve as immediate past president of the Advisory Board.

In addition to leadership changes, the FLD is welcoming new members to the Advisory Board in 2024. Learn more about them in the upcoming March/April issue of Hoosier Banker.

The FLD continues to offer worthwhile opportunities for today’s emerging leaders, from educational events to a deep network of peers, and we encourage you to check out the FLD for yourself, maybe even at our next event, FLD Day at the Statehouse, on March 5.

Josh Myers is responsible for leading the Future Leadership Division, overseeing IBA grassroots advocacy and coordinating member engagement strategies. He first joined the IBA staff in 2009 after serving as an intern with the Indiana Senate Republican Caucus, legislative intern for Bose Public Affairs Group and field manager with the House Republican Campaign Committee.

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