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About RMA

Founded in 1914, The Risk Management Association (RMA) is a not-for-profit, member-driven professional association, whose sole purpose is to advance the use of sound risk principles in the financial services industry. RMA promotes an enterprise approach to risk management that focuses on credit risk, market risk, and operational risk.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, RMA has approximately 2,500 institutional members that include banks of all sizes as well as nonbank financial institutions. They are represented in the association by 16,000 risk management professionals who are chapter members in financial centers throughout North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific.

Commercial Banker of the Year

Five Finalists Named
Overall Winner to be Named Live On-Stage During CEO Summit


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CEO Summit


May 14, 2015

11:00am - 1:00pm
Clinton Presidential Center
Little Rock, Arkansas

$40 Single Registration - SOLD OUT
$400 Table of 10 Registration - SOLD OUT

First Class Luncheon and Professionally Moderated Panel Discussion combining a mix of Arkansas Bank CEO's and Regional Bank CEO's.  210 attended the 'Sold Out' Clinton Presidential Center Grand Hall.

CEO Summit - Event Program

Jill Castilla
Citizens Bank of Edmond - CEO

 
George A. Makris, Jr.
Simmons First National Corporation - CEO



Kevin Sabin
Arvest Bank - President and CEO



C. Randall Sims
Home Bancshares, Inc. - President and CEO



Larry T. Wilson
First Arkansas Bank & Trust - Chairman, President and CEO


After Party at the Afterthought

September 11, 2014
Little Rock, Arkansas


Retired Banker and former RMA HQ Board Member Micky Ribgy appeared live on stage with a collection of solo guitarists to an engaged, packed audience. Several RMA members attended including Bill Githens, Cndee Munro and David Marks. Rigby and his fellow musicians have played across Arkansas and beyond. You can find some of Rigby's previous performances on YouTube.

President's Award

The 2015 Central Arkansas RMA Chapter President's Award, Sponsored by Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, was earned by CEO Summit Committee Co-Chair Gary Edwards / BKD LLP.  Edwards consistently put 'service above self' enabling the chapter to reach and achieve greater success in the past year.  He was awarded a striking plaque and a Visa Gift Card.


Chapter Treasurer and Women in Banking Committee Co-Chair Christine Miller of Heartland Bank is the 1st Ever Winner of the New Annual Central Arkansas RMA Chapter President's Award.  This recognition was given at our May 20 - Women in Banking Luncheon / Panel Discussion.  In addition to public recognition and a lovely plaque, Miller was a awarded a Visa Gift Card.


Christine Miller / Heartland Bank

Chapter Excellence

Central Arkansas RMA Chapter was named as a Finalist for the 2014 RMA HQ Chapter Excellence Award for Communications.  Other finalists were the Los Angeles California Chapter and the Vermont Chapter.  The Communications category is composed of chapter efforts in our Website, Email Marketing and Quarterly Newsletter.  This is the 1st time a chapter in the Mid-South Region has been named a finalist for the Excellence Award.

About the Chapter

The Central Arkansas Chapter, like all RMA chapters, is organized and run by volunteer members. We strongly encourage current or prospective members to become involved in shaping the future direction of the chapter by contacting any of the current officers or committee chairs. We would also be happy to discuss the many benefits that can be derived from membership in RMA. 

Central Arkansas RMA Chapter is proud to begin serving your area and all four corners of the Natural State.  Our Central Arkansas based class schedule through August 2015 is now available. We now have RMA training classes for the NW Arkansas Corridor.  Please visit our Training Page for classes scheduled April 28 and 29, 2015 in Springdale, Arkansas.  Please bookmark this site for updates and take a moment to explore our website content. Please contact Chapter President David Marks dmarks@arvest.com if you have any questions.


Join RMA and the Central Arkansas Chapter

Save the Date

Luncheon Meeting
Frank Keating / American Bankers Association President & CEO
September 17, 2015
Clinton Center - Little Rock



Chapter Events

June 15, 2015
Golf Tournament
Maumelle Country Club


Four Person Scramble Event complete Fresh Grilled Lunch and plenty of Cold Drinks.  Please see our Golf Page for more details or email David.Coleman@SimmonsFirst.com

RMA - Golf Tournament - Flyer 2015 

 

Luncheon Event
Jan Hargrave 
Hargrave & Associates
The Body Language & Non-Verbal Communication Expert

February 26, 2015




Jan Hargrave - Bio & Program

Jan Hargrave teaches you the ways in which your body communicates to the world around you. Her information could help you to “read” your customers, your family, your students, your associates, in fact, everyone around you.  Ms. Hargrave continues to inspire many of today’s leading corporations, such as Lockheed Martin, Merrill Lynch, Starbucks, Rockwell, ESPN, Sun Life Financial Distributors, Exxon, Chase Manhattan Bank, NASA, El Paso Energy, Bank of America, and at the USA MWR Training and Development Center in Heidelberg, Germany.

Jan Hargrave teaches you the ways in which your body communicates to the world around you. Her information could help you to “read” your customers, your family, your students, your associates, in fact, everyone around you.  Ms. Hargrave continues to inspire many of today’s leading corporations, such as Lockheed Martin, Merrill Lynch, Starbucks, Rockwell, ESPN, Sun Life Financial Distributors, Exxon, Chase Manhattan Bank, NASA, El Paso Energy, Bank of America, and at the USA MWR Training and Development Center in Heidelberg, Germany.


      Clinton Presidential Library - Little Rock
 

Chapter Newsletter


RMA - Newsletter - 2Q2015



Social Media

Join Central Arkansas RMA Chapter on our recently created Facebook and LinkedIn pages.  Please visit and 'Like Us' today!

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Board Activity

Mid-South Regional Chapter, RMA HQ Regional Mgrs and Central Arkansas Chapter gather for dinner and fellowship at Little Rock's oldest operating Italian restaurant Bruno's Little Italy on the evening of May 14, 2015

L to R: Tom Holbik / RMA - Boston & Cindee Munro / RMA - Scottsdale, Brandon Bryant & Wife / Past President Mid-South - Memphis


L to R: Don Hensel / New Orleans, Julie Nosser / New Orleans, Rick Pierce / Simmons Bank Pine Bluff, David Coleman / Simmons Bank Little Rock and David Straessle  Relyance Bank Little Rock

Annual Board Appreciation Dinner @ Cantina Laredo in Little Rock - January 2015

3Q2014 Board Meeting hosted by BKD LLP from the 25th Floor of the Regions Bank Tower.



Several members of the Chapter Board enjoyed dinner with author / banker Richard J Parsons at Bosco's in Little Rock River Market District.  Parson's book 'Broke: America's Banking System' is published by the Risk Management Association.  Parson's was a Luncheon speaker in November 2013 at the Clinton School of Public Service.
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Chapter Board presents donation check to Chad Kaufman, President, Junior Achievement of Arkansas.  Together we hope to increase Financial Literacy and Work Force Readiness in K - 12 students across Arknasas.



Panel Discussion - Lending Horror Stories
& Pitfalls @ Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock

CO-SPONSORED TRAINING

Next Training Class

Event #301007-15

Detecting Problem Loans
June 16, 2015
Little Rock, Arkansas
Hosted by BKD LLP - Regions Tower

Course Overview
Detecting Problem Loans is designed to sharpen the ability of participants to recognize potential problem loans early, to analyze credit and operational risks, and to work with problem credits. Case studies provide an opportunity for participants to apply what they have learned throughout the course.

Who will benefit?
Detecting Problem Loans is for loan officers and other credit professionals who need to understand the ways to minimize problem loans and to deal with them once they surface. The course is appropriate for junior to mid-level commercial lenders, credit review and credit policy officers, and junior workout officers.

You will:

  • Recognize the causes of business failure and loan losses.
  • Diagnose management/operating problems, potential problem loans, and critical occurrences.
  • Identify the early warning signs, coincident and lagging indicators of problem loans, the five stages of problem loan resolution, and monitoring tools.
  • Explore how the alarm is sounded and by whom, the watch process and report, and the development of an action plan.
  • Understand the nine-step process for analyzing problem loans.
  • Explore the basic options for resolving problem loans—outplacement, workout, and liquidation.
  • Identify lender liability issues and how to communicate the bank's decision to the borrower.

Continuing Education Credits:
    
NASBA CPE Hours:  8.0
    RMA-CRC CEUs:  8.0

Instructor:  
Alan J. Whitecross


Event #314004-15
Real Estate Lending Academy

July 14, 15 & 16, 2015
Little Rock, Arkansas
Hosted by Arvest Bank - Central Mortgage Company

Course Overview
This intermediate-level three-day course helps participants understand the key elements of credit decisions involving real estate by describing the characteristics of income-property real estate loans and identifying the key loan underwriting differences between investor loans, owner-occupied real estate loans, and commercial loans secured by real estate.

This course explores qualitative issues, including industry, business, and management strategy, coupling these issues with the traditional quantitative analysis, including income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow analysis.

Who will benefit?
The course is for commercial lenders and credit analysts who are not real estate specialists but who need to know more about assessing real estate risk.

You will:

  • Review classic credit “best practices.”
  • Learn how to link the loan purpose with the repayment source.
  • Find out why there should be at least two sources of repayment, and why the first is typically based on cash flows.
  • Come to understand the importance of the borrower/sponsor having a stake in the deal.
  • Find out about the pros and cons of loans secured by income-producing property, loans secured by owner- occupied property, and commercial loans secured by real estate.
  • Discuss real estate risk relative to apartments, retail space, warehouse, and industrial property.
  • Hear about discounted cash flow, sensitivity analysis, volatility, regulatory issues, lease analysis, documentation, and environmental risk.

Continuing Education Credits:
    NASBA CPE Hours:  23.0
     RMA-CRC CEUs:  23.0

Instructor:   Lawrence E. Helm


Event #311112-15
Asset Based Lending for Non-Asset Based Lenders

August 11, 2015
Little Rock, Arkansas
Hosted by Heartland Bank

Course Overview
This course provides participants with a basic understanding of asset-based lending (ABL) concepts and techniques. Participants learn about ABL borrowers, collateral and field examinations, and loan structures, including reporting and monitoring techniques. Participants read and discuss a case study that illustrates many of the issues involved in ABL.

Who will benefit?
This course is for small business and middle-market lenders who are not asset-based lenders but who are responsible for identifying ABL customers. The program also provides an excellent overview of asset-based lending for others who need a basic understanding of the process of making an asset-based loan (e.g., loan review personnel, credit analysts).

You will:

  • Target appropriate candidates for asset-based loans.
  • Identify and understand the risks particular to asset-based lending.
  • Understand the purpose and objectives of the field exam and be able to explain how the exam discloses and quantifies collateral risk.
  • Understand how and why effective loan structuring, reporting, and monitoring can minimize asset-based lending risk.

Continuing Education Credits:
    NASBA CPE Hours:  8.0
    RMA-CRC CEUs:  8.0

Instructor:   Harris S. Berger

 

Special Discount
Utilize online registration with code 'RMA100' to save $100


Registration Available
Please visit our Training Page for details

 

Most Recent Training Class

Lending to Wealthy Borrower's 

April 23, 2015

Hosted by Friday, Eldredge & Clark LLP - Little Rock

The L2W training class was recently completely rewritten and re-launched by RMA HQ. This particular training class sold out and marked the first time the class was offered by the Central Arkansas Chapter.  A number of Wealth Client Managers and Private Banking professionals attended.



APFS & ABTR
October 6 & 7, 2014
Hosted by Simmons First National Bank - Little Rock


Analyzing Personal Financial Statements & Tax Returns and Analyzing Business Tax Returns were held back-to-back,



RMA Lending Academy II

July 15 - 17, 2014
Hosted by Regions Bank - Little Rock

This was the first time this Three Day Class has been held in Arkansas.



The Chapter welcomed attendees from Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

Board Members

Your Central Arkansas Board Members:

President:  David Marks, Arvest Bank
Vice President: Ryan Carrus, CAIA, CFP, Carrus Financial Mgmt
Treas/Events:  Christine Miller, Heartland Bank
Secretary:  Colbey Frisbee, Centennial Bank
Golf Committee Co-Chairs: 
David Coleman, Simmons Bank
Colbey Frisbee, Centennial Bank
Education:  Phillip Partain, Simmons Bank
Board Members:
Jackson Balentine, Regions Bank
Heather Drew, OneBanc & Trust
Gary Edwards CPA, BKD LLP
Robb Fiser
Adam Gilbert, DD&F Consulting
Marcus Guinn, Arvest Bank
Social Media: Gates Neiman, Regions Bank
Ronnie Peters, DD&F Consulting
Membership: Amy Pierce, The Capital Bank
Robert Smith, Friday, Eldredge & Clark
Matthew Snyder, Regions Bank
Programming: David Straessle, Relyance Bank
Past President: Karen Davidson, Commercial National Bank


Chapter Secretary & Golf Committee Co-Chair Colbey Frisbee / Centennial Bank


David Straessle - Programming Chair - Relyance Bank


Past President Karen Davidson / Commercial National Bank is Mid-South Regional Chapter Secretary and serves on the RMA HQ CLC Committee

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