Education & Banking

The education of current and future bankers is highly important for the industry and the country, and I seek to further the goal of banker education in all available opportunities. Following my years with the Texas Department of Banking, I have been able to be a speaker/presenter and on the following Advisory Boards at different times:

Bank Operations Institute, SMU, Dallas, Texas - operating under a relationship with the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at SMU, this two-year program focuses on the professional growth of primarily bank operations staff.
Bank Lending Institute, Dallas, Texas - operating under a relationship with IBAT, this two-year program focuses on enhancing the lending skills of community bankers.

Smith-Hutson Endowed Chair, Sam Houston University, Huntsville, Texas - This program provides business college students with a degree in Banking following a period of a bank internship and appropriate bank-oriented class studies. The Chair also provides a graduate Executive MBA in Banking since 2004, allowing existing banking professionals the opportunity to further enhance their capacities.

Texas Tech Banking School, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas - This program is a two-year, community bank management oriented program seeking to strengthen the attendees' overall comprehension of the whole bank's operations and needs.

Department of Finance and Economics of Texas State University's McCoy College of Business Administration, San Marcos, Texas - This Advisory Board works with Finance and Economics faculty and students in this program. Additionally, I have taught several senior level courses at the Department of Finance and Economics, including "Money and Banking", and "Commercial Bank Management".


I am a 1982 (Class XXIII) graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking, SMU, Dallas, Texas. In 2005, I received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the SWGSB Alumni Association, and for many years was a speaker and presenter at SWGSB.

I am a member of the Texas Chapter of the RMA, the Risk Management Association (formerly Robert Morris Associates), and have spoken to its Texas components upon occasion.
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