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Northeast Senior Credit Officers Round Table

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Madison Area Senior Credit Officers Round Table
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Southeast Area Expert Panel Event - Attorneys
October 24, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Madison Area - Scary Lending Stories
October 31, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Madison Area - Credit Analyst Round Table
November 1, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM


Annual Risk Management Conference

November 5-7
Boston, MA

Prepare for tomorrow at RMA's premier event of the year!

RMA Foundation Scholarships

Applications will be accepted September 11 - October 22.  Know a college student? Forward this scholarship opportunity!

RMA is pleased to grant scholarships to full-time, college juniors and seniors who are interested in working in the banking industry after graduation. Offered through the RMA Foundation, scholarships range from $2,000 to $5,000 and can be renewed up to two additional years, provided each student fulfills the renewal requirements and maintains their free student membership with RMA. 

Students can visit www.rmahq.org/scholarship for more information and to apply. Thank you for your support in grooming the next generation of financial professionals.

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Fall 2016 Highlights

Principles and Practices of Credit Risk Administration
December 1, 2016, class held in Racine.  Gary Maples presenting.


Platinum Chapter Planning Award

Congratulations to the Wisconsin RMA Chapter for winning a Platinum Chapter Planning Award at the Annual Risk Management Conference in Dallas. The Platinum award is the highest level of recognition given from the National RMA Association. (Pictured  L to R are Harlan McLain, Pete Brethouwer and Melissa Torres)

Essentials of Dairy Lending Workshop

Nearly 40 banking professionals attended the first offering of Essentials of Dairy Lending, a workshop hosted by the NE WI chapter on 11/4 in Appleton, WI. Katelin Haglund reviewed credit underwriting practices, Cyrene Wilke covered documentation topics, while Derek Taylor of Michael Best presented information related to legal issues.



Spring/Summer 2017 Highlights

RMA 2017 Chapter Leaders Conference
June 22-23, 2017, Scottsdale, Arizona

Melissa Torres, RMA Wisconsin Chapter President, presenting at the National RMA Leaders Conference.  

Review Panel Discussion
May 24, 2017, Waukesha


The RMA Wisconsin Chapter held a Loan Review Panel event on May 24th at the Reinhardt Law Office in Waukesha.  Panel experts (pictured from left to right) included Peter Nugent from Enlighten Financial, Barry Tessmann from the FDIC, and Pete Warmenhoven from Nicolet National Bank; the event was moderated by David Wilbik from Johnson Bank (not pictured).

This was one of several RMA member-only free events held throughout the year.  The session was generally well attended with representatives from eight different financial institutions across the greater Milwaukee area.  All attendees left the event with a much better understanding of the loan review process, the advantages and disadvantages of internal versus external loan reviews, the typical annual penetration coverage for commercial portfolios, how credit administration is a large factor in the process, and many other topics as a result of the open format Q&A session at the end of the event.

2017 Lenders Conference
May 18-19, 2017, Kalahari, Wisconsin Dells

Richard Mattoon was one of the 4 presenters the RMA Wisconsin Chapter provided during the conference.

2017 Lenders Conference (Richard Mattoon, Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)



2017 Article Writing Contest Winners

The RMA Wisconsin Chapter would like to announce the winners of the 2017 RMA Article Writing Competition.  We had some really great submissions and look forward to what will be presented next year!  The winners are:

 - 1st Place - Ryan Kelley - State Bank of Cross Plains - Article titled:  Leveraging Data to Enhance Returns from the Commercial Appraisal Process
 - 2nd Place - Dale Guenther - Park Bank (Milwaukee) - Article titled:  Lessons Learned and Advice for the Closely Held Business Owner
 - 3rd Place - Nick Inman - River Cities Bank - Article titled:  Appraisals:  Much Ado About Nothing

Congratulations to all three winners!  They will be moving on to the national RMA Article Writing Competition where they have the chance to be published in the RMA Journal!  Best of luck to all three!

About the Chapter

The Wisconsin 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.