RMA ECU Courses

Commercial & Credit Lending School

The Commercial Credit and Small Business Lending School is held annually on the campus of East Carolina University®, Greenville, NC. The school offers 3 levels of instruction to commercial lending and banking professionals.


Register Today for the 49th Annual RMA-ECU Commercial
Credit Lending School
May 10-15, 2020

This year marks the 49th year that RMA and ECU have partnered to provide Fundamentals on Which Careers are Built. Instructors with vast and diverse commercial banking experiences use lectures, case studies, class discussion, and participant interaction to create a dynamic learning environment. The coursework evolves over the three-year school and includes a variety of commercial lending fundamentals. These include community bank favorites such as cash flow analysis, tax return analysis, small business lending and real estate lending. Click below to get a full description of the coursework and REGISTER to start Building Your Career!

Year 1 Spotlight – Business & Personal Tax Return Analysis with David Pope. David is a seasoned banker with over 30 years in the financial services industry. He began his career as a Financial Analyst with BB&T working is way up through various roles and areas of banking and now serving with First Citizens as a manager in Credit Administration Operations with a focus on special projects.

Year 2 Spotlight – Global Cash Flow with Kevin Futrell, Synovus Bank. Kevin has spent over 30 years in Commercial Banking, including both Line and Credit positions. He has been instrumental in the development of the Synovus Bank Global Cash Flow Model as well as various underwriting/analysis templates.

Year 3 Spotlight – Commercial Property Construction Lending with Jim Leeds. Jim is a lifelong banker with over 35 years in the industry. His banking experience includes retail and commercial lending, loan/credit review management, loan workout and as a senior credit officer with an emphasis on lending to small businesses and home builders. Jim currently works as a Senior Vice President at Sandy Spring Bank where he is a Senior Credit Officer in Northern Virginia.

Contact Alan Whitecross (2019 RMA-ECU Lending School Chancellor) at awhitecross@gmail.com for more information.

Contact Hours are 32 or 3.2 CEUs

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.
Before April 16 - RMA Member $1,045 / Non-member $1,145
After April 16 - RMA Member $1,145 / Non-member - $1,245
Single Occupancy - $775 / Double Occupancy - $550