Joye Hunt Reelected Chair
Joye Hunt, CFO/SVP/HR of PBK Bank in Stanford, Kentucky, has been reelected to serve a two-year term as chairwoman of Friends of Traditional Banking.

After leading FOTB through a successful election season, as well as growing membership nationwide to over 27,000, Hunt was unanimously reelected by the Executive Committee.

"It is my pleasure to serve with such great bankers and allies from coast to coast," she said. "This organization provides something unique for our industry that I am very proud to be part of!"
Virginia Varela Reelected Vice Chair
Virginia Varela, reelected vice chair, is President and CEO of Golden Pacific Bank in Sacramento, California and also chair of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco.

"I am so proud of the community banking industry that we serve and honored to be a part of a powerful advocacy group in FOTB,” said Varela. 
Amada Alvidrez Appointed to Exec Committee
Amada Alvidrez, Regional Retail Manager for Equity Bank in Guymon, Oklahoma, has been appointed to the FOTB Executive Committee. Previously, Alvidrez has been representing Oklahoma on FOTB's Fifty State Banker Board and currently serves as first vice chair of the Oklahoma Bankers Association.
Kristy Merrill Appointed to Exec Committee
Kristy Merrill, President of the New Hampshire Bankers Association, has also been appointed to the FOTB Executive Committee. She has been serving on FOTB's Advisory Council and also brings experience from over 10 years as chief of staff to the New Hampshire Senate.
Want More Credit Union Growth?

We didn't think so! Our banking industry trade associations are inviting bankers to write to the National Credit Union Administration to oppose a proposed rule that would expand the field of membership requirements of multiple common bond credit unions.

According to the ABA: "The proposed rule would expand the definition of 'service facility' and erase the distinction between service to select groups and service to underserved areas as delineated in the Federal Credit Union Act, undermining congressional intent to demand a heightened standard of in-person service for underserved communities.

Email your views on this proposal to Melane Conyers-Ausbrooks, Secretary of the Board: Reference "Chartering and Field of Membership – Shared Facility Requirements (RIN 3133-AF23)"
Harden Your Cyber-Defense
by Reducing Your Attack Surface
Defense strategists for millennia have relied on a straightforward tactic to create advantage against invaders: reduce the attack surface. That is, limit the number of different points where an enemy can potentially gain entry to attack.

Those same principles hold today when it comes to protecting your bank’s technology and data from the escalating barrage of cyberattacks.

PAID for by Friends of Traditional Banking. NOT authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

Friends of Traditional Banking is a non-partisan grassroots effort organized by bankers in 2012 to improve the political and regulatory environment for the traditional banking industry in the U.S. FOTB is the inverse of a PAC--instead of spreading a little bit of money to a lot of campaigns, they focus a lot of money on a couple of key campaigns.