CEO Panel Discussion

The CEO Panel is an open discussion/forum where our CEO Panel is asked to summarize and present their personal and professional journey in the banking industry (the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and–most importantly–the How). Selected CEO’s will share about lessons learned along the way and present the student body (both first and second year students) their view of the future of community banking and how to succeed in a career path in the community banking industry. This session has proved to be one of WSSB’s most beneficial and successful segments. There will be ample time for questions and answers.

Jerry Walker, Moderator
President and CEO of the Independent Community Bankers Association of New MexicoJerry Walker, President and CEO of the Independent Community Bankers Association of New Mexico

Jerry has conducted strategic and tactical management responsibilities, oversight of government relations, education and training, and membership development/retention for the Association for 21 years. He also led the Western States School of Banking as Executive Director for nine years. As moderator of the CEO Panel, Jerry excels at exploring the history, ideas, and dedication of the panelists in order to inspire our students in their understanding of the depths of community banking.