Survival Guide provides bank directors and bank executives with the tools required to navigate the unique challenges faced by bank board members. Service as a bank director may have been considered an honor in the past - but times have changed. Today, bank directors assume more personal liability and face greater regulatory requirements than other board positions.
Thayer introduces readers of his new book to the many outstanding mentors he encountered over the past fifty years. His book is a tribute to these talented individuals and describes how they worked with their associates to overcome challenges and build successful organizations.
Includes an Appendix of Thayer's Banking Articles
Financial Crisis of 2008
AmericanWest Bancorporation and its subsidiary bank, AmericanWest Bank, were in trouble, serious trouble, but the AmericanWest Board of Directors and management were committed to saving the Bank and avoiding its seizure by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Arthur D Little Consultants
with the participation of
Charles J Thayer
The deregulation, increasing regionalization, and keen competition that have characterized the banking industry in the 1980s made it a challenging period for bank managers and directors alike.
Thayer wrote three feature articles:
2014 Cover Story
So, You've Been Invited To Join A Bank Board
As 2016 Looms, Your Job as a Bank Director Is . . .
Kick the Can ... Or Time To Go?
Quarterly Articles For Five Years:
Coping with Reality
Read at Your Own Risk
Board Insights & Scar Tissue
Top Board Expectations
Strategy & Risk Oversight
Time for Strategic Action
Bank M&A: Buy, Sell, Hold
To Be or Not To Be Chairman
Bank Consolidation Elusive
Bank Director Risks
Time for Change?
It's That Time of Year
The Next Challenge
Governance Pendulum in Motion
Pinatas & Tsunamis