The law firm of Brandt, Horan Hallstrom & Stilmock has named Ryan McIntosh a partner. For over 60 years, the firm has provided legal and government relations services to the NBA.
Ryan and his wife, Leslie, reside in Syracuse with their four children, Oliver, Reagan, Calvin and Teddy. Ryan is a Major in the Nebraska Army National Guard, serving as the Operations Officer for the 1-134th Cavalry in Yutan, Nebraska.
Ryan joined the law firm in the fall of 2018, and his practice focuses on government relations. His other practice areas include agriculture and natural resources law, municipal law and estate planning and probate. Ryan graduated with distinction from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law in 2014.
One of the requirements for the NBA Foundation Scholarship is a letter from a Nebraska banker. It’s a great way to connect with college students considering a banking career. Share the scholarship application with them and help build the banking workforce.
To be eligible for a scholarship, the student must be a junior or senior pursuing a business-related degree full-time at one of the Nebraska state or privately funded colleges or universities (excluding the University of Nebraska), and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The deadline to submit applications is Feb. 14.
Nobody does more to improve the financial literacy of Nebraskans than banks do. The NBA wants to recognize your bank’s efforts with the Leaders in Financial Education (LiFE) Awards. Submit your application by Feb. 25 so your bank can be recognized at the Annual Convention on May 4-6 in La Vista.
The LiFE Awards include the following:
LiFE Honors List
Whether in-person or online, bank financial literacy efforts include a broad range of activities. The LiFE Honors List recognizes the many ways banks improve the financial health of their communities.
Bank Innovation Award
This award is presented to a bank that implemented an innovative way to improve financial literacy.
One bank from each of the three deposit size categories will receive this award. This will be based on the number of Get Smart About Credit, Teach Children to Save and other financial literacy presentations given by a bank.
This award is presented to a banker who has been a valuable asset in leading the bank's financial literacy efforts for at least five years. A bank president, CEO or a banker in a management position must be the one who nominates a banker for the Career Award.
Visit nebankers.org/life to submit your application. For more information, contact Kara Heideman at the NBA at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-474-1555.
NBA Board of Directors and Chair-Elect
Our Association has benefitted greatly from the selfless contributions of our members over the past 132 years. Nominations are requested for the Chair-Elect and Board of Directors who will serve the industry and the NBA in 2022-2023. The NBA Nominating Committee will meet in March to review all nominations.
The banker selected as Chair-Elect will become a key spokesperson for the NBA. This individual is responsible for communicating our views, goals and interests to bank regulators, state and federal legislators, and the media whenever necessary. The Board of Directors is the NBA's governing body. Board members serve three-year terms and are responsible for making policy decisions, approving committee appointments, authorizing the budget and setting member dues. Both the Chair-Elect and board members are recommended by the Nominating Committee to the NBA Board for approval with a formal vote of approval by NBA members at the Annual Meeting, which will occur during the NBA Annual Convention, May 4-6, at the Embassy Suites, La Vista.
A board nominee should have prior service with the Association through support of and participation in NBA events as well as products and services, NBA committee involvement, NBA BankPAC financial contributions, and his/her financial institution’s support of and involvement in the NBA. Board nominees should have the respect of their peers and the credibility to represent the industry. Previous service on the NBA Board of Directors is highly desirable for the Chair-Elect nominee.
Volunteer for a Committee
All employees of NBA-member banks are encouraged to apply to serve the banking industry as a member of an NBA committee.
NBA Chair-Elect Stephen Stull, Farmers State Bank (Dodge), will recommend committee member selections to the NBA Board of Directors in March. Committee interest forms are due Jan. 14.
Attend the ABA Washington Summit
Two $1,500 scholarships are available for emerging leaders or young bankers to attend the American Bankers Association (ABA) Washington Summit March 7-9 in Washington, D.C. The ABA Washington Summit is in conjunction with the NBA Washington Legislative Visit. The scholarships are provided by the NBA and the ABA to encourage participants to learn more about regulatory issues affecting the banking industry and have one-on-one disucssions with Nebraska’s Congressional Delegation. Registration for the Summit is free, so the scholarship may be used to cover hotel and travel expenses. To enter the drawing to win, submit your information by Jan. 28 to Ron Arrigo at the NBA at email@example.com.