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  • GBA Compliance School

    A two-year program for both new and experienced bank compliance professionals, April 28 - May 3 at UGA in Athens.

  • Operations and Technology Conference

    Georgia’s flagship multi-day conference for bank operations and technology professionals, Feb. 28 - March 1 in Savannah

  • HR Professionals Institute

    Human resource professionals at all levels should sign up for this conference March 20-22 at the Westin Jekyll Island.

  • Marketing Conference & Video Workshop

    The premier in-person learning experience for Georgia bank marketing professionals, March 20-22 at the Westin Jekyll Island.

  • 2024 Annual Meeting

    Our yearly gathering of the state's top banking leaders will be June 9-11 at the Ritz-Carlton, Naples, FL.

  • Georgia Banking School

    The 2024 session of the Georgia Banking School is now open for enrollment, April 28 - May 3 at the UGA Center for Continuing Education.

  • Leadership Conference

    Reconnect and get reenergized to serve Georgia’s families and businesses at this annual event, July 8-10 in Ponte Vedra, FL.

Education
& Training

In-Person and Virtual Offerings
Through GBA-U, career bankers at any level can find an educational experience to fit their needs. Check out our career development program.

GBA
e-Bulletin

Feb. 16, 2024
BankPAC Sporting Clays Tournament Hits the Target; General Assembly Passes Halfway Mark, Crossover Day Approaching; Why FDIC’s Proposed Governance Rule is a Bad Idea; and More.

GBA-U
Edge

February 2024
GBA University offers training opportunities for career bankers at all levels and areas of expertise. See upcoming in-person and online training opportunities in the current edition here.

Legislative
Update

Feb. 16, 2024
Published weekly when the Georgia General Assembly is in session, this is the most comprehensive guide to banking issues in play at the Gold Dome. See the most recent edition here.

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Member Profile

With an impressive 30-year career in banking, First National Bank, Bainbridge, Chief Operations Officer and Senior Vice President Kristy Harrell began her journey in banking as a part-time teller straight out of high school. Her dedication and passion for the industry led her to pursue a finance degree after being cross-trained in various areas of a small community bank. A pivotal piece of advice from her mentor resonates with her to this day, “Always remember to do the right thing for the person in front of me, even when those choices/answers/decisions are not easy – for me to say or for the customer to hear.” This ethos was exemplified in an instance where Harrell went above and beyond to help a frantic customer, ensuring he and his wife could embark on a mission trip by opening the bank’s safe deposit box vault at 6:15 a.m. on the morning of their flight so they could get their passports. “It was a good feeling to help someone who felt helpless,” she said. Outside of banking, the member of GBA's Operations and Technology Committee cherishes family time, enjoying outdoor activities and cooking together. Her love for food extends to her favorite TV show, Top Chef. Read more about Kristy in her GBA Member Profile.

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We are Now a Proud Co-Owner in the Compliance Alliance

Compliance Alliance is a subscription-based regulatory and consumer compliance advisory service with tools, hotlines, and document reviews. Learn more about their unlimited, all-inclusive membership for services that can benefit all areas of a bank, from the Board Room to the Front Line. GBA Members can join a live demo and receive a free 48-hr trial.