Nov 18, 2020
The latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast continues
a pre-Thanksgiving tradition by interviewing the winners of
Community Commitment Awards. Each interview explores the
winning program or initiative at each bank and provides insights on
how they might be implemented or adapted at other banks. These
stories present the perfect inspiration as we prepare for the
season of thanks and giving.
The full episode presents excerpts from each interview. To
listen to the full conversation with each Community Commitment
Award winner, click on the links below.
housing: Joseph Hernandez, SVP and CRA officer,
TIAA Bank, Jacksonville, Florida.
Community and economic development: Ira Robbins,
president and CEO, Valley Bank, Wayne, New Jersey.
Economic inclusion: Tom Kenning, CAO, Alpine
Bank, Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
education: Kenneth Pabón Astor, coordinator,
Finanzas en Tus Manos, Banco Popular, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
older Americans: Lesley Palmer, managing
director, community relations, and Casey Waltz, executive director,
social media and digital strategy, Mizuho Americas, New York City;
and Jeremy Kaplan, executive director, Encore Community
military families: Sammy Stuard, president and
CEO, and Charlie Koon, VP and director of military and corporate
business development, F&M Bank, Clarksville, Tennessee.
Volunteerism: Jim Vaccaro, president and CEO,
Manasquan Bank, Wall, New Jersey.