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CECL’s Impact on ICFR

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Advantage Health Plans Trust is excited to announce the promotion of Melissa Nance to Chief Brand Officer.

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Advantage Health Plans Trust Welcomes Troy Stillwagon as Chief Information Officer.

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The State of Cybersecurity in the Financial Institution Industry (2019) – Conetrix

Learn about Top Cybersecurity Trends
among Financial Institutions

A panel of CoNetrix security and compliance experts analyzed survey data from over 240 cybersecurity professionals to understand how financial institutions are managing cybersecurity. The results are fascinating.

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Free Market Medical Association (FMMA) – Annual Conference (April 11-13)

Implementing ICFR for the CECL Standard

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ICBA Names Martina Dashner Vice President of Political Operations

ICBA Names Martina Dashner Vice President of Political Operations

Washington, D.C. (Jan. 24, 2019)—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) has promoted Martina Dashner to vice president of political operations.

“We are delighted to recognize Martina for her efforts to help grow ICBPAC into one of the premier political action committees in the nation,” said ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey. “Martina is a highly respected member of the congressional relations team, whose efforts have helped elevate key community banking issues with policymakers. Martina is a dedicated professional who will excel in her expanded role.”

Since joining ICBA in 2015 as director of political events, Dashner has taken on a growing list of responsibilities from the Annual ICBPAC Silent Auction to in-depth political analysis of congressional races. In her new role, she will oversee the day-to-day responsibilities and operations of ICBPAC—ICBA’s political action committee that helps support candidates that promote community bank-friendly policies.

Dashner has a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Michigan State University and is a certified meeting professional. 

About ICBA

The Independent Community Bankers of America® creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. With more than 52,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ more than 760,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in five U.S. counties. Holding more than $4.9 trillion in assets, $3.9 trillion in deposits, and $3.4 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community, community banks channel local deposits into the Main Streets and neighborhoods they serve, spurring job creation, fostering innovation and fueling their customers’ dreams in communities throughout America. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at e

Advantage Health Plans Trust Welcomes Garrett Voss as Director of Business Development

January 14, 2019, Oklahoma City, OK – The Kempton Company, Administrator of Advantage Health Plans Trust, is proud to welcome Garrett Voss as the Director of Business Development.
Mr. Voss joins the AHPT team from Agility Medical Group, bringing experience in business development, sales, public speaking, strategic planning, and healthcare. His focus will include relationship development, client support, and new group engagement with the community banks in Oklahoma.
Melissa Nance, Vice President of Market Development, believes that Garrett’s background will be a valuable asset, “Garrett brings a unique viewpoint to our team with his past experience working with medical providers. He will bring another perspective to the patient and provider conversation, help promote the growth of AHPT Oklahoma, and further advance the free market principles that have made AHPT successful.”
Administrator Jay Kempton wholeheartedly agrees, stating, “Garrett has a distinctive and valuable skill set. His background will provide special insight to the members of the Oklahoma banking community. We are very excited that Garret is a member of the AHPT team!”
Mr. Voss is excited to help educate the banking community about the advantages and benefits of joining AHPT, with its focus on transparency and the free market in healthcare. He is eager to share the story of lowering costs while offering high-quality benefits, “I am extremely excited to help grow Advantage Health Plans Trust by educating community banks on the uniqueness of our model with transparent pricing and great customer service!”
Mr. Voss is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Public Relations and is licensed in Life, Accident and Health Insurance.
Please reach out to Mr. Voss to extend your congratulations and learn more about his new role with The Kempton Company and Advantage Health Plans Trust.
Contact Information:
Garrett Voss
The Kempton Company, Administrator of Advantage Health Plans Trust
13431 Broadway Extension, Suite 130
Oklahoma City, OK 73114
(405) 761-8300 (mobile)
About Advantage Health Plans
Advantage Health Plan Trust was created by community bankers in 1977 to be a true health benefits solution for those in the financial services industry; protecting its members from the volatility of the insurance market and offering services and benefits not typically available to smaller employer groups. AHPT is owned and managed by its members. Learn more about Advantage Health Plans Trust by visiting
Corporate Communications Department
Meg Freedman

American Nation Bank works with customers impacted by government shutdown

We at American Nation Bank are here to help.  While the effects of the federal government shutdown on individuals should be temporary, impacted customers may face a temporary hardship.  Customers affected by the partial government shutdown are encouraged to contact your nearest American Nation Bank location.  We are here to help in any way we can such as waiving insufficient fees, paying checks or deferring payments.   Again, ANB is here to help, please contact us.  580-226-6222 or toll free at 800-580-7235

Press Release – State Finance Boards Elect New Chairman