Gary Farmer

General | StaffGary W. Farmer is Vice President, Marketing & Communications at ProBank Austin. In his current capacity, he oversees all corporate marketing, branding, advertising, and digital marketing strategies for the firm. Prior to joining ProBank Austin, Mr. Farmer was National Director of Marketing & Business Development at Trinity Video Communications, a technology services provider to the federal government, large corporations, and healthcare institutions across the U.S., including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), General Dynamics, Georgetown University, Baptist Healthcare, and others. His background also includes time spent as Director of Business Development for one of Louisville’s top marketing and public relations firms, and also 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: Strategy Content Development Brand Management Digital Marketing   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,...

Adam M. Davis, CPA

StaffAdam Davis joined ProBank Austin as CFO in 2017 and also lends his 12 years of banking experience to the firm’s consulting practice. Prior to joining ProBank, Adam served as the Chief Financial Officer of First Capital Bank of Kentucky until the bank’s sale in 2017. While at First Capital, he oversaw the bank’s financial performance while developing and executing the bank’s asset/liability, capital, and investment strategies. Adam began his career in public accounting with Crowe Horwath LLP and worked exclusively with financial institutions. During his public accounting career, Adam provided a wide range of services including internal and external audits, loan review, and consulting services to over 50 banks ranging in size from $30 million to $5 billion in assets. Adam is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. in Accounting from Georgetown College. Adam is also a 2014 graduate of the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking.   Areas of Expertise: Asset / Liability Management Audit Financial Reporting Strategic Planning   To contact Adam, call 502-479-5213....

Jana Berg

StaffJana Berg is a Consultant at Professional Bank Services. She has experience in Quality Assurance, Project Coordination and Client Relations.  Ms. Berg has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.     Area of Expertise: Compliance     To contact Jana, call 502-479-5249....

Patrice Konarik

StaffPatrice M. Konarik is president of Sunwest Training Corp. founded over 20 years ago and is located in the Texas Hill Country near San Antonio, Texas. With over 30 years in the financial industry, Patrice has focused her expertise on the retirement and new account areas and is currently providing live training and Webinars on these subjects on a nationwide basis. She has a BS in Management Science from New York’s Binghamton University.  Many state banking associations and other organizations use her as their main source for training on these complicated topics.  Patrice is very approachable and encourages attendees to ask questions during the...
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