“High Performance Community Banking” is the title of the talk to be given by Timothy W. Koch, guest speaker for the College of Business Stafford Lecture Series on Banking. The lecture will be held from 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Thursday, April 13 in the Richard and Joan Stark Lecture Hall, 1148 Gerdin Business Building.
The event is free and open to the public.
Koch is a professor of finance at the Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina. Throughout his career, he has taught banking to university students and practicing bankers.
Critics of banks often mistakenly assume that all banks are the same. Politicians pass laws, accountants make rulings and bank regulators create regulations that do not recognize the differences in the ownership, organization structure, risk tolerance and business practices of different types of banks. Building on discussions and debates with bank regulators, senior bank managers, bank consultants and other academics, Koch describes the key attributes of true community banks. He presents strategies to improve operating performance and increase shareholder value going forward. In doing so, he provides a guide for bank directors and senior bank managers to not only survive, but thrive.
An Iowa native, Koch is the president of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado and a professor of finance at the University of South Carolina. He received his BA in mathematics from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and his PhD in economics from Purdue University. He taught at Baylor University (1977-1979), Texas Tech University (1979-1987) and has taught at USC since 1987.
History of the Robert Stafford Lecture Series on Banking
The Robert Stafford Lecture Series on Banking was established by the College of Business and funded by Ames National Corporation, Ames, Iowa as a part of its 100 years of service to Ames. The lecture honors the late Robert Stafford for his many years of dedicated service to First National Bank and Ames National Corporation.
To learn more about the Robert Stafford Lecture Series on Banking, follow this link.
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