Emerging Leaders Nominee

The KBA Emerging Leaders Program is an intensive one-year program which introduces a select group of up-and-coming bankers to the KBA and helps them acquire skills necessary for 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. 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 are expected to participate in all scheduled KBA Emerging Leader events throughout the year (with exceptions made for true emergencies). Nominating CEOs should consider whether their nominee will be available for the time required of the curriculum, before nominations are submitted. KBA will waive registration fees for all events, but the nominating bank is expected to 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.

The KBA Emerging Leader Program schedule has been as described below, in previous years. Some changes may be made if necessary to complete the entire curriculum.

May 2020  Nominations Taken, Deadline May 29, 2020              

Nomination Form 

Jun 2020 Emerging Leaders Class of 2020-21 Selected
Jul 2020 Orientation for the Emerging Leaders Program at KBA Office
Aug 2020  PAC Orientation 
Sept 2020  128th KBA Annual Convention, JW Marriott Marco Island, FL (9/19-9/22)
Oct 2020 KBA Education Event
Dec 2020 KBA Board Meeting 
Feb 2021 Legislative Program (Frankfort) 
Mar 2021 ABA Emerging Leaders Forum, Washington DC
Apr 2021  Spring Conference, Location TBD (Sunday-Tuesday)
May 2021 Group Meeting (Attend one of the meetings throughout the state)
  Washington, D.C. Trip (Sunday-Tuesday)
Jun 2021 Regulators Forum in Lexington or Bowling Green 

Exact dates will be set as soon as possible.
Please complete the nomination form before the deadline May 29, 2020.
If you have questions about the KBA Emerging Leaders Program and its impact on our industry, please contact Debra Stamper 502-582-2453 or Miriam Cole 502-736-1266.