President's Message

  • August 11, 2020 2:07 PM | Wendy Bayley (Administrator)

    IMBA membersI want to first thank you for the many congratulatory emails I received last month in response to being named President, it is greatly appreciated. 

    The Board of Directors met this past week virtually for our annual planning meeting.  We’ve come out of that meeting with an agreed direction to add value through technology during the coming months.  This includes webinars, virtual meetings, and even our annual conference to be held virtually!  I’d encourage you to take advantage of the virtual conference cost and time savings to “send” more of your team using the Company registration option!  This is a great chance to get your whole team involved in the IMBA!

    Al also made the perhaps ill-advised decision to allow me to be an administrator on the IMBA Facebook account, so watch that page for announcements, news, and perhaps a funny moment here and there.  If you have any news within your organization that you’d like to share on our page, please send either Al or myself an email, my email address isbtraylor@centier.comwith the news you’d like shared.  This could include new hires, promotions, philanthropic efforts, etc. 

    Keeping with the Virtual theme, the IMBA will also be offering a Virtual Future Leaders class this fall. This is again a great opportunity to be able to send additional participants that may not have been able to attend due to travel previously.  Look for an email in the coming weeks to register for that great class.

    Lastly, we are in the process of filling committee roles within the organization.  If you’d like to get more involved in the IMBA (and who wouldn’t want to?) please reach out to Al and have a discussion about where you may fit the best.  For information on the committees you can volunteer for, as well as the form to fill out to do so, click hereWe’re always eager to get perspectives of some new blood on our many committees.

    I look forward to seeing and hearing from many of you virtually as the year progresses.

    With much respect,

    Bryan Traylor
    Centier Bank

    President, IMBA

    btraylor@centier.com


  • July 20, 2020 3:59 PM | Wendy Bayley (Administrator)
    IMBA members, first and foremost, I want to thank you for the opportunity to serve as President of the Board of Directors for the next 12 months.  I also want to thank my predecessor, Palmer Myers, for his leadership over the previous year and his continued dedication to the State Board and his ongoing leadership of the NWI Chapter.  I look forward to helping navigate the association during this “Business Unusual” period. 

    When I was asked last year about what I might want to accomplish as President, I had a lot of goals related to in-person lobbying efforts, boosting event attendance, and getting more personal engagement from our members.  Well, now that I’ve stepped into this role I know that the reality is that the world changes and we have to be adaptable, now more than ever.  The pandemic that we continue to live through has changed everything, not just for the association, but truly EVERYTHING!  There is no playbook for how to handle this as an association, so my promise to you is to assist the association to:

    • Keep you informed of industry changes, being regulatory or economic climate.
    • Lobby to our political leaders in any way we can for the betterment of our industry.
    • Continue to show the value of membership with increased virtual learning and networking opportunities.
    • Work with the Board of Directors to craft a long-term plan for what this association will look like in five years. 

    We are so fortunate to be in an industry that has not only been able to survive a pandemic, but to thrive in it.  We have an opportunity as an industry to heal some old wounds and be a leader in pulling our economy, both local and national, out of this pandemic in the coming months and years. 

    We work in the best industry, with the best people.  Thank you all for doing your part. 

    With much respect,

    Bryan Traylor
    Centier Bank

    President, IMBA

    btraylor@centier.com


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