Committees & Peer Groups
The purpose of VBA committees is to provide input to the VBA on matters affecting the banking industry and the committee’s functional area of banking, provide input to VBA’s professional development division on training needs of their functional area, provide a forum for exchange of ideas and for networking that will benefit each committee member and his/her bank, and identify possible legislative and/or regulatory issues on which the VBA should focus as the banking industry’s advocate.
Mission Statement: Provide a venue for collaboration and sharing of ideas for senior finance managers of VBA member banks to facilitate professional growth.
Mission Statement: Dedicated to providing a valuable service to the VBA’s member banks on matters of regulatory compliance risk, issues, and best practices in a timely manner. The committee will recommend and coordinate affordable, yet quality, compliance education through the use of schools, seminars and networking.
Emerging Bank Leaders Steering Committee
Mission Statement: To ensure a continuum of leadership for the future of Virginia banking.
Government Relations Committee
Mission Statement: To protect and defend the interests of Virginia’s banking industry through active support of the VBA’s political and legislative efforts.
Human Resources Committee
Mission Statement: To enhance Virginia bankers’ ability to succeed by providing human resources leadership that inspires individual growth and commitment. The committee serves as a valuable resource on human resource initiatives and to promote professional development.
Legal Affairs Committee
Mission Statement: To enhance the ability of the Association and its member banks to respond to legal challenges affecting banking in Virginia. To this end, the Committee shall identify and review legal issues of concern; assist in developing legislative, regulatory, and judicial initiatives; and otherwise serve as a forum for the dissemination of information concerning legal developments impacting banks in Virginia.
Legislative Executives Committee
Mission Statement: To organize legislative representation for larger financial institutions.
Lending Executives Committee
Mission Statement: Offers a learning environment for senior level lending officers within the Virginia Banking Community and provides input and feedback to the VBA on key legislative issues and lending opportunities that impact Virginia banks.
Mission Statement: Provides a venue for idea sharing, collaboration and problem solving on bank marketing and public relations issues.
Operations & Technology Committee
Mission Statement: Provide a venue for peer networking and discussion on best practices for operations and technology professionals within the VBA member banks.
Retail Executives Committee
Mission Statement: Fostering a robust retail banking environment in the Commonwealth of Virginia whereby customers prosper by way of enhanced products, services and delivery options; senior retail executives grow professionally through peer exchange and education; banks profit from enhanced retail strategies; and the VBA promotes and safeguards retail banking against threats within the financial system with the support of state legislative officials.
Security & Enterprise Risk Management Committee
Mission Statement: Promote the sharing of security and enterprise risk management best practices within the Virginia Banking community. Provide peer networking opportunities, industry insights and expertise to assist members in remaining at the forefront of security and enterprise risk management advancements.
Mission Statement: To provide a forum for peer networking and discussion on best practices and innovation in bank training.
Trust & Wealth Management Committee
Mission Statement: To provide a venue for collaboration and sharing of ideas to foster a robust trust and wealth management environment in the Commonwealth of Virginia so that clients benefit by way of expanded competitive services and delivery options; trust and wealth management executives grow professionally through peer exchange and education; banks benefit from developing ways to offer trust and wealth management services as part of comprehensive relationships with clients; and the VBA promotes, represents and enhances the bank trust and wealth management industry with the support of state legislative and regulatory officials.
VBA Peer Groups
These peer groups meet throughout the year to facilitate the exchange of ideas between bankers from across the state. Any VBA member bank employee is welcome to attend.
Accounting Peer Group
For more information, email Kristen Reid.
View other accounting training opportunities here.
Compliance Peer Group
For more information, email Matt Bruning.
View other compliance training opportunities here.
Executive Women in banking peer group
The VBA Executive Women in Banking Peer Group is comprised of women banking leaders, at the SVP level and higher, who serve as a forum to generate ideas to foster the growth of women in Virginia’s banking industry both personally and professionally. For more information, email Kristen Reid or Laurie Milligan.
View other women in banking initiatives here.
Financial literacy peer Group
For more information, email Monica McDearmon.
View other financial literacy programs and initiatives here.