Gary Farmer

General | StaffGary W. Farmer is Vice President of Marketing and Communications at ProBank Austin. In his current capacity, he oversees all corporate marketing and public relations in support of the firm’s educational and consulting services divisions in Louisville, Toledo, and Nashville. Prior to joining ProBank Austin, Mr. Farmer was National Director of Marketing and Business Development at Trinity Video Communications, a technology services provider to the federal government, large corporations, and healthcare institutions across the U.S., and prior to that, was Director of Business Development for one of Louisville’s top marketing and public relations firms, and also held positions at Cox Media and Clear Channel Media, two of the nation’s top broadcast media and digital marketing companies. Throughout his career, he has received numerous awards and recognitions, including his selection in 2014 as a “Top 40 Under Forty Industry Influencer” by Commercial Integrator Magazine. Mr. Farmer holds a B.S. Degree in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. Areas of Expertise: Marketing Strategy Content Development Brand Management Team Building   To contact Gary, call 502-479-5221....

Kevin T. Kane, JD

General | StaffKevin Kane, JD, Managing Director, has over 25 years of experience in the regulatory compliance field.  Prior to joining ProBank in 2017 Kevin was founder and president of Financial Regulatory Consulting.  He is a former federal bank examiner with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and author of several books and articles on regulatory issues. After departing the FDIC Kevin became the managing director of a national consulting company where his responsibilities included oversight of the New York and Chicago regional offices.    He has been an instructor at the FDIC Compliance School, New York State Department of Banking, New Jersey Department of Banking, Massachusetts Department of Banking, Mississippi Bankers Association, Tennessee Bankers Association, Pennsylvania Bankers Association, and Maryland Bankers Association. As a managing director with ProBank, Kevin teaches a myriad of difficult topics across the country while continuing to serve our consulting clients nationwide with a focus on NYC and Chicago.  Kevin holds a Letters of Law in Banking Law from Boston University, a Jurist Doctorate from University of New Hampshire School of Law, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Baltimore, and a Bachelor of Arts from De Sales University.  He is a member of the Pennsylvania and District of Columbia Bar Associations.   To contact Kevin, call 800-523-4778, Ext. 430....

Leah M. Hamilton, JD

General | StaffLeah M. Hamilton, JD  is a Vice President and Senior Consultant with ProBank Austin’s Education Division.  She has a broad range of expertise in federal regulatory compliance.  With nearly 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, her compliance knowledge spans Lending, Deposits, BSA/AML and Compliance Management. Leah is nationally recognized for her practical compliance advice and her engaging approach to teaching regulatory compliance matters with her quick wit, sense of humor and examples, making compliance an enjoyable educational experience. Where compliance is every employee’s responsibility every day, she provides tools and valuable insight to effectively understand and manage compliance. As a compliance expert, Leah has served as a lead advisor on consent order remediation engagements and management responses to examiner concerns. She is often called upon to assist in potential RESPA Section 8, UDAAP and Overdraft matters. Leah has trained more than 1,000 lenders on TRID and served as a TRID and 2018 HMDA expert for the American Bankers Association. Prior to joining the firm, Leah has served as the Chief Compliance Officer for a $4 billion community bank, a start-up mortgage company and, most notably, for TriComply, Temenos’ compliance division.  Additionally, she has served as inhouse counsel and worked for several leading banking software firms. Leah received her Juris Doctorate from Northern Illinois University College of Law and her Bachelor of Arts in General Studies degree from the University of Texas at Dallas where she majored in law and minored in business management. Leah also serves as a faculty member of Southern Methodist University’s SW Graduate School of Banking in Dallas where she teaches Compliance 101,...
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