The Delaware Bankers Association maintains standing committees as a resource and support for Association activities. In addition, ad hoc committees and task forces are formed as needed to address issues of an immediate, but temporary, nature.
Chair: Deborah A. Hornbeck, Information Security Program Director, Citigroup
Strengthening Communities Committee
Co-Chair: Terri Hasson, Director, Community Reinvestment, WSFS Bank
Co-Chair: Donna G. Mitchell President & CEO, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Delaware
The Mission of the Strengthening Communities Committee is to support Members in their activities to deliver programs that meet the needs of the people throughout the State of Delaware, especially in low- and moderate-income communities (LMI) and for LMI individuals and families. This includes, but is not limited to delivering programs that meet the spirit and intent of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).
Chair: Cynthia D.M. Brown, President, Commonwealth Trust Company
The Trust Committee is comprised of at least ten Trust professionals from Financial Institution and Associate Members of the Delaware Bankers Association (DBA) who serve in three year terms as appointed by the DBA Board of Directors. The Trust Committee meets at least quarterly to address Trust issues that impact DBA Members. The DBA Board member who serves on the Trust Committee reports to the Board at its next regularly scheduled meeting following each Trust Committee meeting, or to a Special Meeting as may be deemed necessary at the discretion of the Board. The Trust Committee meetings are open to all DBA members who are interested in trust related issues. The Mission of the Trust Committee is to serve as an advocacy group and forum to promote, exchange and interpret both personal and corporate trust related issues, and to provide educational and informational sharing opportunities.
Women Connect is a catalyst to engage, empower and connect women in the Financial Services Industry. They convene to discuss relevant issues affecting the State. Through sharing of best practices they create innovative solutions that impact the communities in which we live and work.
Government Affairs Committee
Chair: John L. Olsen, Esq., SVP & General Counsel, WSFS Bank
The Government Affairs Committee (GAC) is comprised of no less than ten (10) members from in-house counsel of Financial Institution Members; the Executive Committee of the Board; and, the appointed ABA Government Relations Council representatives. These members serve in three-year terms as appointed by the DBA Board of Directors. The GAC meets on an “as needed” basis and reports to the Board at its next regularly scheduled meeting following each Government Affairs Committee meeting or to a Special Meeting as may be deemed necessary at the discretion of the Board. Attendance at the meetings is open to all DBA members who have an interest in government relations on behalf of their organization. The Mission of the Government Affairs Committee is to monitor, review and analyze state and federal legislation and regulatory actions affecting Members and to make appropriate position recommendations to the Board.