Chairman's Forum

Chip Jenkins

Chip Jenkins
TBA Chairman

TBA establishes ATM Smash and Grab Task Force

12/1/2020
The ATM smash and grab crime is particularly active in Texas, where a heat map put together by TBA staff revealed at least 139 incidents in our state, primarily in the eastern, central and northern areas of the state.

Give the gift that keeps on giving

11/1/2020
Each fall, the Texas Bankers Foundation holds an annual fundraising campaign, reaching out to TBA members to request your philanthropic support for Texas banks, their employees and the com-munities they serve.

GOVT: What does it mean and why is it everywhere these days?

10/1/2020
For the first time this election cycle, TBA has adopted a political plan to amplify not only our political giving, but also our grassroots activity.

Diversity and inclusion within our industry

9/1/2020
TBA has been a longtime supporter of opportunities to attract and retain banking talent on behalf of our member banks, with a proactive stance towards diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Texas banks shine as the hearts of their communities

8/1/2020
We all know that well beyond PPP, our peers and colleagues play a vital role in supporting our communities in a number of ways — year-round, every year. This year is no different.

Adapting to the changing world

7/1/2020
TBA, like our banks, was affected by the pandemic. TBA staff have worked from home since mid-March, and TBA leadership has been forced to adapt to restrictions brought about by the quarantine.

These are extraordinary times!

6/1/2020
This month, I’m going to discuss some of the extraordinary efforts your association has taken during this pandemic to help its members, the industry, Texas communities and small businesses.

Community bankers: The unsung heroes of 2020

5/1/2020
Bankers have played a critical role over the past few months and will continue to play a vital role as our economy recovers.

Banking in the age of a confluence of events

4/1/2020
While the U.S. economy began the year with positive statistics to include low unemployment, steady job growth, a thriving stock market and strong housing market — it didn’t take long before it all took a sharp U-turn.

Let's amplify our voices through TBA BankPac

3/1/2020
For Texas bankers, TBA BankPac is the most effective way to support candidates. By pooling our financial resources bankers can amplify our voices and give candidates more meaningful political contributions than we can give individually.

Join me in D.C. for our annual Washington Summit

2/1/2020
Each spring, the Texas Bankers Association hosts more than 100 Texas bankers from all across Texas where we join our counterparts from all over the nation at ABA’s Washington Summit.

Give the gift that keeps on giving

1/1/2020
Many of our Texas banks, bankers and communities have benefitted over the years from the Foundation’s programs. I’ve seen what it means to a 50-Year Banker to be honored for his or her well-deserved career or for Emerging Leaders to be acknowledged f

TBA bridges the gap

11/1/2019
While TBA already invites regulators to speak at conferences, the Annual Convention and other educational events, we can do better in terms of frequency and depth of coverage through regular dialogue with the regulators followed by informational upda

Building for the future

10/1/2019
At our September TBA Board of Directors meeting, the board approved a design concept and funding for the new building on TBA???s property in Austin in accordance with last fall???s membership vote and our bylaws.

The unlimited power of FASB

9/1/2019
The Financial Accounting Standards Board, or FASB, is an obscure, low-profile organization without congressional oversight that has become a very real threat to the banking industry.

Touring our great state

8/1/2019
As I write this column, I???ve recently traveled to 16 Texas cities to meet with nearly 850 bankers as part of TBA???s 2019 Texas Tour.

The importance of banker engagement

7/1/2019
One of my top priorities this year is to increase banker engagement with TBA from all levels of the bank.