GBA Compliance School

The New GBA Compliance School - Purpose and Philosophy

The newly re-designed GBA Compliance School is a two-year program. The purpose of the GBA Compliance School is to provide new as well as seasoned compliance professionals in all areas throughout the organization with the tools necessary to build, monitor, and maintain an effective compliance program. While the world of bank regulatory compliance may be quiet at times, it is still evolving and subject to regulatory scrutiny. Our purpose is to keep feeding industry professionals with the essentials they need to identify risks and mitigate them, while at the same time building partnerships with all business lines within the organization. This is accomplished by not only teaching compliance but also leadership skills.

Year 1 – Building the Base

Every structurally sound building begins with a strong foundation. Year 1 of Compliance School will examine the fundamentals required to ensure a solid Compliance Management Program. Whether new to compliance or have been in the profession for years, this program will allow you to examine your program to make certain there are no cracks in the compliance monitoring foundation. Just like every house, routine maintenance is needed to ensure that the structure can weather even the fiercest of storms.

Year 2 – Strategic Compliance Management

The foundation has been inspected, maintained, and determined to be solid; now what do you do? In the second year of compliance school, we will demonstrate how to maintain an on-going, proactive Compliance Management Program and provide additional tools to put in your toolbox that will help to protect against the potential storms. These survival tools are not always found in the regulation, but rather in the resources employed to carry out the tasks.

Both years will spend time focusing on leadership, team building, and maintaining strong peer relationships which will help to strengthen the program and create cohesion throughout the organization. These concepts will teach compliance personnel how to better understand their organization’s business lines and provide a guide to creating successful partnerships that benefit the entire organization.

2022 School Session Dates and Location

The 2022 GBA Compliance School - Year Two session is scheduled for Sunday, May 1, through Friday, May 6, at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel on the UGA campus in Athens.


For admission, a student must meet the following requirements:

  • Be employed as an officer or key staff member of a bank or be an associate member (vendor) of a bank;
  • Be a bank officer or employee involved in a compliance function of the bank (deposits, consumer lending, mortgages, operations) for any length of time and would like a better understanding of compliance.
  • If applicant does not meet one of the above requirements, but the nominating officer feels the candidate is qualified, a letter from the CEO may be sent with the application explaining the circumstances for review by the school Board.

    Online Enrollment Coming Soon!

    Confirmed Faculty

    Carl Pry
    Managing Director
    Patti Joyner, CRCM
    Financial Solutions
    Ken Simmons
    Compliance & AML
    Andre’ Kennebrew
    Leadership Development
    Project Lead

    Thomas Williams, CRCM,
    CCBIA, ACT Specialist

    SVP/Sr.Compliance Manager
    United Bank
    Jim Bedsole, CRCM,

    SVP/Chief Compliance
    & Risk Officer, BankSouth
    James Broom
    Event Manager/Supervisor
    The Rock Ranch


    • Advertising and Social Media
    • Appraisals
    • CMS - Compliance Management System
    • Complaints
    • Consumer TILA (non-TRID) Truth in Lending Act
    • CRA – Community Reinvestment Act
    • Debt Collection
    • Denials
    • Fair Lending
    • FCRA/FACTA - Fair Credit Reporting Act/Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act
    • FLOOD
    • HMDA – Home Mortgage Disclosure Act
    • Homeownership Counseling
    • How to Read a Regulation
    • Insurance
    • Leadership
    • PCCD - Preservation of Consumers’ Claims and Defenses
    • PMI – Private Mortgage Insurance
    • Practical Application
    • Privacy/Information Security
    • Reg CC – Expedited Funds Availability Act
    • Reg D – Reserve Requirements of Depository Institutions
    • Reg E – Electronic Funds Transfer Act
    • Reg. B - ECOA – Equal Credit Opportunity Act
    • Reg. Z - TRID – Truth in Lending Act
    • RESPA (non-TRID) – Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act
    • Risk Assessment
    • SAFE Act – Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act
    • SCRA/MLA – Servicemembers Civil Relief Act/Military Lending Act
    • Team Building
    • TISA/Overdraft – Truth in Savings

    Tuition and Housing

    The 2021 GBA Compliance School - Year One is Sunday, May 2, through Friday, May 7, at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel on the UGA campus in Athens, where students are also housed.

    Member tuition is $2,150 per year. Students may enroll and pay by Feb. 28, 2021, to receive the early-bird price of $2,020. Tuition includes: All instruction and school course materials; double occupancy accommodations for Sunday-Thursday nights at the UGA Hotel; daily breakfast and lunch; Welcome dinner on Sunday, May 2; and daily breaks. Students may request a private room for a $385 surcharge.

    Cancellations will be granted with a full refund through April 2. Cancellations received between April 3 and April 9 will be granted 75% refunds. Cancellations received between April 10 and April 16 will be granted 50% refunds. Cancellations received between April 17 and April 23 will be granted 25% refunds. After April 24, we will unfortunately be unable to grant tuition refunds.

    Graduation Requirements

    Completion of the GBA Compliance Schools (Year One and Year Two) is based on 100% attendance and performance in all scheduled classes, lectures and pre-work.

    GBA Contacts

    Alison Moreau
    Professional Development Manager

        Jenna Lynn Warner
    Professional Development Coordinator

    Event Partner