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OSBD News: GSBC 2018 Scarboro Award, Faculty Spotlight

Volume 10 Number 07 August 17, 2018

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2018 GSBC Scarboro Award

GSBC Honors Tom Hoenig as the 29th Scarboro Award Recipient

BOULDER, COLO. — The Graduate School of

Banking at Colorado (GSBC) is pleased to announce Thomas M. Hoenig,

immediate past vice chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

and former president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of

Kansas City, as the 29threcipient of the James C. Scarboro Award.

Hoenig has more than 40 years of experience in

economics, central banking, commercial bank supervision and executive

leadership. He is a life-long advocate of market based methods to allocating

scarce resources and assuring strong and consistent economic growth.

“Mr. Hoenig has made a profound impact on the

banking system, giving community banks a voice during volatile economic and

political periods in our history. We are honored to be able to recognize him

for those contributions by awarding him the James C. Scarboro Award,” said GSBC

President Tim Koch.

Throughout his career he identified problems

and offered solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing the U.S. economy

and financial system. He introduced specific proposals to reduce industry

regulatory burden, especially as it affected regional and community banks. In

recognition of these efforts he received the Independent Bankers of America’s

Main Street Champion award in 2011. At the FDIC, Hoenig became one of the most

influential Vice Chairman in its history. In May 2014, American Banker noted

that ‘…Hoenig is setting a new bar for how vocal an FDIC No. 2 can be.’

Scarboro co-founded GSBC—formerly the Colorado

School of Banking—in 1950, and died in 1973. In his honor, the GSBC Board of

Trustees honors an industry advocate who has provided outstanding leadership to

the banking community with this award.

Hoenig received the award during the July 26 graduation

exercises of the 68th Annual School Session in Boulder, Colorado.

pictured above: Tom Hoenig, 2018 Scarboro Award Recipient; Tim Koch, President, GSBC

pictured below: Commissioner Mick Thompson, GSBC Trustee Advisor and 2005 Scarboro Award Recipient; Tom Hoenig; Troy Appling, 2018 GSCB Board of Trustees Chairman

2018 GSBC Trustee Meeting 1

GSBC Faculty Spotlight: Chris Finnegan

2018 GSBC Trustee Meeting 2

Chris Finnegan currently serves as an Assistant Regional

Director for the FDIC’s Dallas Region, a position he has held since April 2009.

Chris, who has over 23 years of regulatory experience, oversees

the Consumer Compliance, Fair Lending, and Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)

examination functions in six of the Region’s eight states, including Arkansas,

Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and West Texas, which includes oversight

of nearly 500 financial institutions ranging from small rural community banks

to large multi-billion dollar regional institutions. He has previously served

as the Field Supervisor for the Nashville / Knoxville and the Oklahoma City /

Lubbock Territories; a Senior Compliance Examiner in the Memphis, Tennessee

Field Office; and an Examiner in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana Field Office. Chris

has also been an Acting Associate Director in the FDIC’s Washington Office, and

is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM).

He has taught or presented at numerous regional and national

conferences and schools, including the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado,

the Bank Operations Institute at Southern Methodist University (SMU), the

American Bankers Association (ABA) National Compliance Conference, the national

CRA & Fair Lending Colloquium, and Compliance Schools / Seminars in

numerous states and territories, including Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana,

Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Tennessee and Texas.

Chris is a native of Laurel, Mississippi, and graduated Magna

Cum Laude from the University of Mississippi. He also graduated with honors

from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Virginia, and

completed the Senior Executive Fellows (SEF) Program at Harvard University’s

Kennedy School of Government.

pictured above: Chris Finnigen; Mick Thompson; Mark Taylor, GSBC Trustee Advisor and Asst. Regional Director, FDIC, Dallas Region

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