National Bankers Hold Annual Meeting in Dallas


The Directors of the National Bankers Association pose after they were installed by Robert E. James, President, Carver State Bank of Savannah: (Seated L to R) Michael Grant, President of the NBA, Washington, DC; Robert Cooper, Senior Counsel, One United Bank, Boston, MA; D. Doyle Mitchell, Jr., NBA Chairman and President, Industrial Bank. Washington, DC; James E. Young, President, Citizens Trust Bank, Atlanta, GA: and Tony James, Senior Vice President, ICBA Securities, Memphis, TN. (Standing L to R) Robert E. James; Neil Wright, President, First Tuskegee Bank, Montgomery, AL; Erbert Johnson, President, North Milwaukee State Bank, Milwaukee, WI; Cynthia N. Day, Senior Vice President, Citizens Trust Bank, Atlanta, GA; Preston D. Pinkett, III, President, City National Bank of New Jersey and Sidney King, Liberty Bank and Trust, New Orleans, LA.
The Directors of the National Bankers Association pose after they were installed by Robert E. James, President, Carver State Bank of Savannah: (Seated L to R) Michael Grant, President of the NBA, Washington, DC; Robert Cooper, Senior Counsel, One United Bank, Boston, MA; D. Doyle Mitchell, Jr., NBA Chairman and President, Industrial Bank. Washington, DC; James E. Young, President, Citizens Trust Bank, Atlanta, GA: and Tony James, Senior Vice President, ICBA Securities, Memphis, TN. (Standing L to R) Robert E. James; Neil Wright, President, First Tuskegee Bank, Montgomery, AL; Erbert Johnson, President, North Milwaukee State Bank, Milwaukee, WI; Cynthia N. Day, Senior Vice President, Citizens Trust Bank, Atlanta, GA; Preston D. Pinkett, III, President, City National Bank of New Jersey and Sidney King, Liberty Bank and Trust, New Orleans, LA.

The 84th Convention of the National Bankers Association (NBA), the trade organization representing the minority and female owned banks in America, was held October 4 through 7, 2011 at The Adolphus Hotel, Dallas Texas.

Carver State Bank President Robert E. James and his wife Shirley Barber James attended the annual meeting.

At this year’s convention, the bankers used the theme “Establishing a Framework for Sensible Public Policy” to focus on the challenges and opportunities of the current and future banking landscape.

The speakers for the meeting included: Michael Grant, President of the NBA; Donna Gambrell, Director of the Community Development Financial Institution Fund; H. Robert Tillman, Special Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia; Frank Keating, President of the American Bankers Association; Mark Evans, Director of Investment Strategies, Vining and Sparks; Tammy Wilson, Wilson Consulting Associates and Don Graves, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of Treasury.

James led the installation service for the newly elected Board of Directors of the National Bankers Association.

During 1978, he served as Chairman of the National Bankers Association. The bankers elected him to a second term as Chairman in 1990.


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