Watch Our Interview with ABA Chair Julieann Thurlow

March 22, 2024

We recently sat down with Julieann(Julie) Thurlow, CEO at Reading Cooperative Bank and Chair of the American Bankers Association, for a wide-ranging conversation about the present and future of community banking. Julie, who has repeatedly been named to American Banker’s list of “25 Women to Watch in Banking,” shared valuable insights on these timely topics:

  • Growing loans, deposits, and other revenue sources
  • Managing inflation and interest rate hikes
  • Championing the underbanked
  • Servicing commercial real estate
  • Assessing the opportunities and risks of AI and other new technologies
  • Defending against cyberthreats
  • Nurturing relationships with fintech
  • Staying ahead of regulatory changes
  • Transforming talent acquisition and retention
  • Addressing management development and succession planning
  • Advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion in banking
  • Forging a career path in the community bank space
  • Understanding the value of bankers’ banks for community financial institutions

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