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 1,900 institutional members that include banks of all sizes as well as nonbank financial institutions. They are represented in the association by 18,500 risk management professionals who are chapter members in financial centers throughout North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific.

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About the Chapter

The East Tennessee 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.  


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RMA Announcements

RMA Community Bank Survey 2021

The unique events of the past year presented community banks with unprecedented challenges, yet many lenders demonstrated significant resilience and nimbleness for their borrowers amid the public health crisis.

From new industry standards to technological advancement, this velocity of change has served as a wake-up call for many community bank leaders looking to the future. The 2021 RMA Community Bank Survey offers a glimpse into what community banking leaders have on their minds and their sincere answers to what is next for community banks.

Our findings show that senior executives are focused on accelerated digital transformation across the industry, with cybersecurity and IT risks top risk management issues this year.

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Past Events

Event History 

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Fall 2015: The East Tennessee Chapters Fireside Chat on the Banking Industry

(Pictured L-R: Speakers Mark Kearns, - FDIC Risk Management Supervisor, Nashville and Knoxville Field Officer, Wendell Walker - OCC Assistant Deputy Comptroller, and Greg Gonzales - Commissioners of the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutionsand Moderator Larry White - Chapter Board Member, Educational Committee Chair and Chair of Banking and Director at ETSU)