Emerging Leaders Nominee

We are in the middle of the KBA Emerging Leaders Program and it has once again been a huge success. It is now time to begin the process of selecting a new class of banking leaders.
The leadership of the Kentucky Bankers Association saw the need for succession planning among our member banks, and the KBA Emerging Leaders Program is a program designed to assist you with that task. 

The KBA Emerging Leaders Program is an intensive one-year program which introduces up-and-coming leaders in your bank to the KBA and helps them acquire skills necessary to make that next step in their career. Due to the curriculum involved, we ask that the nominees for the program be less than 40 years of age OR with less than 15 years of banking experience. Exceptions can be made on a case by case basis, if appropriate.

The KBA Emerging Leaders Program will be limited to 9 Emerging Leaders – one from each KBA Group. Nominations will be accepted and required information must be completed by both the KBA member bank CEOs and the Emerging Leader candidate, as indicated. If a submitted nomination is not complete by the submission deadline, it cannot be included for consideration. Each Emerging Leader will be chosen by a committee of industry leaders not in that candidate’s KBA Group. If your nominee is not chosen, we encourage you to nominate that Emerging Leader again the following year.

Once all nine Emerging Leaders are selected, they will be expected to participate in scheduled KBA Emerging Leader events each month. The KBA will waive any registration fees, but we ask that the nominating bank cover the cost of transportation and lodging, if applicable. The exact dates of scheduled activities will be set as early as possible and communicated to both the nominating CEO and the Emerging Leader.

We have tweaked the dates this year due to the change in dates of the Washington DC Visits to May. The program will follow the following schedule:

Apr 2019  Nominations Taken, Deadline May 31, 2019              

Nomination Form 

May 2019 Emerging Leaders Class of 2019 Selected
Jul 2019 Orientation for the Emerging Leaders Program at KBA Office
Aug 2019  PAC Orientation 
Sept 2019  127th KBA Annual Convention, Belmond Charleston Place, SC 
Oct 2019  KBA Education Event
Nov 2019 Team Building Event
Dec 2019  KBA Board Meeting 
Jan 2020 Leadership Training 
Feb 2020 Legislative Agent Seminar and/or Legislative Education (Frankfort) 
Mar 2020  Leadership Training
Apr 2020  Spring Conference, Lexington, Kentucky (Sunday-Tuesday)
May 2020 Group Meeting (Attend one of the meetings throughout the state)
  Washington, D.C. Trip (Sunday-Wednesday)
Jun 2020 Regulators Forum in Lexington or Bowling Green 

Exact dates will be set as soon as possible.

Along with the required attendance and assistance at KBA functions and attendance at the various training meetings, the Emerging Leader will be required to be active in PAC fundraising activities. 

Please complete the nomination form before the deadline May 31, 2019.
If you have questions about the KBA Emerging Leaders Program and its impact on our industry, please contact Debra Stamper or Ballard Cassady.