As our team starts to settle into holiday routines, I thought to take a look back at the year we enjoyed. If you’re not familiar with Bank Director, think about us in parallel to bigger brands like the Economist Group. They publish a magazine, we publish a magazine. They host conferences, we host conferences. They conduct research, we conduct research. They have a website and what do you know, so do we. The parallels go on and on, and I like to think of both organizations as hugely influential. The key difference? Rather than reach a broad audience with varying levels of skill and professional expertise, Bank Director focuses on issues fundamental to a bank’s CEO, senior leadership team, chairman and independent directors. An information resource to the financial community since 1991, Bank Director’s reach to — and relationships with — a financial institutions’ leadership team is without equal thanks to our very talented team. While we can dress up with the best of them, our culture is one that allows for real fun and shared experiences. Here’s a look at some of what transpired in the first six months of the year.
Getting ready for our year of FinTech in Tulum, Mexico
The Arizona Biltmore – home to Bank Director’s 2016 Acquire or Be Acquired conference
Having fun with Jack on stage
Finally, a picture where I don’t have a super weird look on my face!
Team gifts, pre-AOBA
Getting things going
Kelsey is one happy camper #IMissTaylor
Jack + Mika… “deep thoughts”
The Veranda – set for lunch
Jack Milligan – our editor + the force behind this event
Taking in a Vandy game #SEC
A wonderful treat from our friends at the Ritz in New Orleans
Look what Robert won!
A classic BD wrap up
Keeping it classy in New Orleans
The team post-Growth conference
Selfies w/ Bank Director’s former associate publisher, John Cimba, and one of my 1st colleagues (starting in ’99), Jeff Davy. GLC will be proud.
A post-conference favorite in New Orleans
The Bean (aka Cloud Gate)
One of the bars our team likes in NYC
Post-AOBA custom Nikes
Catching up w/ one of my favorite social media friends, Crowe’s Jennifer Burke
Pre-Bank Audit & Risk Committees conference (one of my favorite pre-event pix)
Kelsey’s pay for the month of June
Michelle having fun at dinner in Chicago
Is that Naomi making an introduction “from the podium!”
The Palmer House was a challenge, but room-wise, very picturesque for this June’s Audit & Risk Committees conference in Chicago
I’ll share more pictures from the 2nd part of our year next Tuesday.