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 www.icba.org 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 www.advantagehealthplans.com.
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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   www.bankanb.com

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Cybersecurity Threat Insights Report – SecureWorks

To help you get in front of the threat, we’ve analyzed 163 incidents that we responded to in the first half of 2016 to bring you insights you can apply to strengthen your cybersecurity program.

There’s a wealth of information in the 2017 Cybersecurity Threats Insights Report that showcases the nature of the threat, how it’s behaving, and areas of focus you can apply to strengthen your security program.

The most exciting part is that you can do a lot more than you may have thought with basic hygiene and security best practices—not spending more on technology. You’ll see this reflected in the real-world incidents analyzed in the report.

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“9/11: Never Forget” Exhibition Set to Open at the General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum

For Immediate Release: Aug. 11, 2016

Contact: Lauren Daughety
Email: LDaughety@vannpr.com
Telephone: 405.509.9312
“9/11: Never Forget” Exhibition Set to Open at the

General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum


(HOBART, Okla.) – The General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum is proud to announce the opening of its newest permanent exhibit, “9/11: Never Forget,” set for Sept. 11, the 15th anniversary of the 2001 World Trade Center attack. A commemoration ceremony will mark the grand opening with special guest speakers.

The grand opening commemoration will begin in Hobart on the town square at noon with a complimentary lunch provided for the first 1000 people. The program will commence at 1 p.m. in the Stanley Building, located at 301 S. Washington. Attendees will hear from General Franks, Governor Mary Fallin as well as other national, state and local leaders as they reflect on the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Following the program, the exhibit will open for public tours at 3 p.m. in the museum located at 507 South Main Street.

“The implications of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States of America and the World Trade Center are still reverberating throughout our nation and the world,” said General Tommy Franks. “The ‘9/11: Never Forget’ exhibit brings an educational opportunity to all Americans, offering a view of the world before and after the attacks, and furthering the Museum’s mission of leadership, patriotism and service.”

‘Never Forget’ will showcase a 14-foot-long, 3,000-lb. steel I-beam from the World Trade Center, one of the few remaining pieces to be released from The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The interior I-beam was part of the flooring system of the World Trade Center, and was damaged by the crushing force of the collapse.  Areas are also dedicated to the Pentagon and Flight 93 and our nation’s response featuring President Bush’s address, vowing that America, its friends and allies would “stand together to win the war against terrorism.”

In addition to the I-beam, visitors to the new exhibition will experience a variety of interactive and visual features as well as artifacts from the World Trade Center attack on Sept. 11, 2001. The exhibit is designed to place visitors into the day in New York City and give them an opportunity to pay homage to the nearly 3,000 men, women and children from 93 nations who perished that day.

The new exhibit also includes suits and other articles of clothing worn and donated by key leaders following 9-11.  Included are items from President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Colin Powell, National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Senior Presidential Advisor Karl Rove, and White House Chief of Staff Andy Card.




Admission to the grand opening ceremonies and the museum is free of charge.  For more information on the exhibition or to learn more about the Museum, please visit TommyFranksMuseum.org.

The General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum was created as a historical foundation dedicated to telling the story of the United States military and education. The world-class Museum is housed in a remodeled, 9,500-square-foot building in downtown Hobart, Okla. Its mission is to advance the understanding of historical events, encourage leadership development and inspire enlightened decision-making by providing a forum for critical thinking through scholarly research, exhibits and public programs.








Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Hosts A Forum for Minority Bankers

On September 28 and 29, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City will host Banking and the Economy: A Forum for Minority Bankers. The forum will be held in Kansas City, MO and will address the economy, the U.S. payments system, and career and leadership strategies. Please review the forum agenda and registration information for additional details. All forum attendees can earn 7.0 Continuing Professional Education Credits.


The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has a long tradition of commitment to diversity and inclusion. In an ongoing effort to strengthen a diverse workforce, the forum was developed specifically for minority bankers.


If you have any questions about this forum or would like more details, please contact Chantell Garrett, Senior Stakeholder Engagement Advisor, at 816-881-2590 or chantell.garrett@kc.frb.org.


Please register early! Space is limited.

Bank Secrecy Act Checkup

The business of preventing money laundering, terrorist financing and other financial crimes continues to evolve for financial institutions. To stay compliant and avoid enforcement actions, financial institutions should remain aware of current Bank Secrecy Act and FinCEN requirements and carefully document ongoing due diligence.
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FDIC Part 363 – Essential Facts for Going over $500 Million

An institution becomes subject to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) Annual Independent Audits and Reporting Requirements (Part 363) when its total assets, measured on the first day of a fiscal year, equal or exceed $500 million.

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New Team Member Announcement to Banc Statements, Inc. – Kathy Taylor, VP of Marketing

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