The Risk Management Association (RMA) is a not-for-profit, member-driven professional association serving the financial services industry. Its sole purpose is to advance the use of sound risk management principles in the financial services industry. RMA promotes an enterprise approach to risk management that focuses on credit risk, market risk, operational risk, securities lending, and regulatory issues. Founded in 1914, RMA was originally called the Robert Morris Associates, named after American patriot Robert Morris, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Morris, the principal financier of the Revolutionary War, helped establish our country's banking system.

Today, RMA has approximately 2,500 institutional members. These include banks of all sizes as well as non-bank financial institutions. RMA is proud of the leadership role its member institutions take in the financial services industry. Relationship managers, credit officers, risk managers, and other financial services professionals in these organizations with responsibilities related to the risk management function represent these institutions within RMA. Known as RMA Associates, these 18,000 individuals are located throughout North America and financial centers in Europe, Australia and Asia. 

Members actively participate in the RMA network of chapters. These chapters are run by RMA Associates on a volunteer basis and they provide our members with opportunities in their local communities for education, training, and networking throughout all stages of their financial services career. Chapters are located across the U.S. and Canada as well as in financial centers internationally. 

RMA members also avail themselves of benefits offered through headquarters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To assist members in advancing sound risk management principles, RMA keeps members informed and provides access to industry information at this site; publishes a journal (The RMA Journal) and a variety of newsletters, books, and statistics; conducts many workshops and seminars; holds several conferences, an annual convention (Annual Risk Management Conference); and has numerous committees working on a variety of projects. 

RMA welcomes all personnel involved in lending and risk management in member organizations to become RMA Associates. 

Note: As a not-for-profit, professional association, RMA does not lobby on behalf of the industry.

Hello! The Central Indiana Chapter of the RMA locally serves Indianapolis, Bloomington, Lafayette, Muncie, Terre Haute, and all the surrounding towns in-between.

We offer training courses through RMA headquarters and our own chapter-developed educational programs. We also hold networking events with speakers and sponsors to benefit our members and non-members.

If you have questions, suggestions, or frustrations, please email rmacentral.indiana@gmail.com. You will hear back from one of our chapter leaders shortly!
Regions TowerThe Annual Commercial Lending School is set for July 19-21st .
Regions Tower
211 N. Pennsylvania Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Local instructors will educate underwriters, officers, and other bankers in topics, such as Cash Flow Analysis, SBA Lending, Sales Relationships, Client Profiling, Real Estate Lending, and more! View our flyer for an insight in our course presenters and summaries. 

Who Should Attend?
 - Credit Underwriters with experience ranging from 6 months to 3 years.
 - Junior Lending Officers
 - Individuals with a need and desire to learn aspects of commercial lending and analysis that are only gained through years of on the job training.
 - Portfolio Managers, Relationship Officers, or Lenders moving across business segments.


Keith Bartusek

Register today 

*Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the event may be canceled or rescheduled.
Upcoming Events
Commercial Cash Flow with Steve McGlothlin on June 9th 
Steve, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer for Old National Bank and a banking industry veteran with over 30 years of experience.  Steve will discuss a variety of topics surrounding Cash Flow, including:

  • How many ways to calculate a cash flow and which approach is correct
  • Current economic impacts on cash flow - interest rate stress testing
  • Cash flow impacts - non-traditional debt service aspects
  • UCA and DSC cash flows - what should Lenders look at? 


Central Indiana RMA earns Platinum Award for Two Years Runnin
The primary purpose of an RMA Chapter is to provide an organized community that fosters professional growth, educational opportunities, and peer networking, and to facilitate communication and coordination of that purpose with the larger world-wide community of RMA members. For the fiscal-year 2018-2019 and 2019-2020, the Central Indiana Chapter earned the highest achievement of Platinum Award. This Award is earned by those chapters that meet all their responsibilities, offer several programs and educational courses, and achieve membership growth. 

CPG_-_Central_Indiana___Tony_Ketner_1.jpg(Pictured above is Central Indiana RMA President, Tony Ketner, accepting the Platinum Award for 2018-2019. Also pictured is Nancy Foster, CEO of RMA and Michael Ankrom, Chair of RMA.)
Past Events
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Forgiveness Panel Discussion (Flyer)

On December 14th 2020, the Central Indiana RMA hosted a virtural webinar about the Paycheck Protection Forgiveness.  Thank you to our presenters, Erica Decker of Star Financial Bank, Robert Greising of Krieg DeVault, JT Loughmiller of Blue & Co., LLC, and Mike Toussant of Stock Yards Bank & Trust.  They discussed their client's most asked questions surrounding PPP and the forgiveness process. 

Rising Professionals - Start Saving for Your Future (Flyer)
On October 7th 2020, the Rising Professionals of Central Indiana RMA hosted a virtual webinar about retirement accounts and saving for your future. Thank you to retirement plan advisor, Kris Feldmeyer at First Merchants Bank, for teaching us all about 401(k)s, IRAs, and other retirement solutions.

Rising Professionals - Coffee and Conversation (Flyer)
Thank you to those who joined us on July 31st. We hope you enjoyed your time getting to know our board members and how RMA serves the Central Indiana community.

Programs - Employee Stock Ownership Plans (Flyer)
On Wednesday, June 17th, the Central Indiana Chapter of RMA hosted its first webinar program on Employee Stock Ownership Plans. We discussed uses and considerations for establishing an ESOP, the ESOP transaction and how it operates, amongst other topics. Thank you to Steve Goodman, Michael Miller, Brad Minor, and Tyler Tedford for offering valuable insights to our members. This webinar was certified for 1.8 hours of CRC continuing education credit.