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Key Compliance Services
Kathleen Blanchard over 30 years of experience in banking, including many years of commercial lending, credit policy, loan review, and regulatory compliance experience related to commercial, small business and consumer lending. She has developed lending and regulatory processes as a banker and is able to cut through the layers to get to the heart of process needs. Kathleen has been consulting with many banks on their regulatory compliance processes, HMDA and CRA reporting, process development and training since 2006. She is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager and a BOL Guru for BankersOnline.com.
John Burnett joined Glia Group, Inc., and BankersOnline in 2004, and currently serves as Executive Editor. He is a 1990 honors graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking and is an alumnus of the ABA National Compliance School, where he served on the faculty for several years.
John began his banking career in high school when he started as a teller at a $15 million bank that didn't have account numbers for its checking accounts (he says they actually filed by signature!) He joined Cape Cod Bank and Trust Company in 1971 and assumed the position of Compliance Officer in 1976. He also served as corporate secretary and secretary of CCBT's Board of Directors, as well as Clerk of the bank's holding company.
He was a member of the Massachusetts Bankers Association Legal and Regulatory Compliance Committee, and of the American Bankers Association Compliance Executive Committee and NCS/NGCS Advisory Board. He is a regular presenter of BOL Learning Connect webinars and a presenter at BOL Conferences events.
Randy Carey is a Compliance Specialist with PPDocs.com. Previously, Randy spent 15 years as an independent regulatory compliance and bank management consultant. He also has 20 years of banking experience which included positions ranging from Check Sorter Operator, Proof Supervisor, Senior Training Officer, Staffing Analysis Officer, VP and Project Manager, National Retail Loan Payment Processing Manager, VP - Compliance and Community Reinvestment Act Activities, and VP and Director of Internal Audit.
He is a graduate of the ABA National Compliance School, the ABA National Graduate Compliance School, and the ABA National Truth-in-Lending School. He has served as an instructor for the American Institute of Banking, the Texas and Oregon Bankers Compliance Schools, and the BankersOnline BSA Top Gun and Lending Triage Conferences and passed the Certified Bank Compliance Officer examination. He is also a former member of the Community Reinvestment Leadership Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
Mary Beth Guard
Mary Beth Guard is one of the four co-founders of BankersOnline and is now Editor Emeritus, after more than 16 years of serving as Executive Editor. She was instrumental in the creation and expansion of BankersOnline, as well as the launch more than a decade ago of BOL Conferences, Inc. and its continued operation and growth. Mary Beth is also the director of BankCompliance.com, the subscription-based compliance service now being offered online. Also, Mary Beth serves as CEO of Glia Group, Inc., which produces BOL Learning Connect. For nearly four decades, Mary Beth has utilized her background as an attorney to focus on banking industry issues, first as general counsel for the Oklahoma State Banking Department, then as general counsel for the Oklahoma Bankers Association, prior to her work with BankersOnline.
Mary Beth has presented training programs for virtually every major national financial industry association, as well as more than a dozen state bankers associations and a host of other organizations. She is a frequent presenter of webinars and seminars. In addition, Mary Beth has written more than a thousand banking-related articles and is BOL Guru #1.
Compliance Resource, LLC
Jack Holzknecht is the CEO of Compliance Resource, LLC. He has been delivering the word on lending compliance for 39 years. In 34 years as a trainer over 125,000 bankers (and many examiners) have participated in Jack's live seminars and webinars. Jack's career began in 1976 as a federal bank examiner. He later headed the product and education divisions of a regional consulting company. There he developed loan and deposit form systems and software. He also developed and presented training programs to bankers in 43 states. Jack has been an instructor at compliance schools presented by several state bankers associations. He developed and delivered compliance training for the FDIC and OTS for ten years. He is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager and a member of the National Speakers Association. He is also a "BOL Guru."
Rebekah F Leonard, CRCM is the owner and founder of Elucidate, LLC, a compliance consulting and training company based in Bozeman, Montana. Rebekah has been in the finance and banking industry since 1995, with experience including customer service, teller, bank operations, loan review, loan officer, branch manager, BSA, security officer, and compliance. In 2001 she became her bank's compliance officer, rising in 2015 to the level of Senior Vice President of Compliance and CRA, helping the bank grow from $300MM in assets to over $1B at its acquisition. She has successfully navigated through five FDIC Compliance Exams, and most recently has worked specifically and deeply in lending compliance as a specialist in the field. Rebekah has a bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University (Magna cum Laude), attended the American Bankers Association National Compliance School in 2003, and is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager since 2006.
Mr. Andy Zavoina, CRCM, is an Executive Vice President with the Glia Group, Inc., best known for its involvement with BankersOnline.com. He joined Glia and BOL in 2003.
Mr. Zavoina has been in finance and banking for 39 years. Over 20 years were with a two-bank holding company that had $534 million in assets, 89 branches spanning Texas and nearly 500 ATMs. He has done loan workouts, has been a consumer, commercial and real estate lender and managed those departments, as well as being his banks first Webmaster. He was responsible for compliance -management, -auditing, and -training for both banks.
Mr. Zavoina is a recipient of the American Bankers Association's Distinguished Service Award for his involvement and accomplishments in the field of regulatory compliance management. He is a past Chairman of the ABA's Compliance Executive Committee, the Editorial Advisory Board for the ABA Compliance Magazine and served as a member of the ABA's Compliance School Board. He is a BankersOnline Guru. He also served on the Texas Bankers Association's Compliance Committee.
He is a graduate of the ABA National Commercial Lending School, National Compliance and National Graduate Compliance School and is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager with the Institute of Certified Bankers. He has written articles and lectured on compliance, the use of the internet and technology as a tool, as well as compliance in cyberspace to local, state and national associations across the U.S. and teaches basic compliance and compliance management.
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