Washington Bank Caucus - North Carolina Bankers Association


Washington Bank Caucus - North Carolina Bankers Association
Washington Bank Caucus
Fred Beuttler, deputy historian of the House of
Representatives shared an informative, humorous
background of the House and some of its more
famous, or perhaps infamous Members.
Congressman Mel Watt, Congressman
Jones, and Chief of Staff Glenn Downs candidly shared their views on the CFPA with
concerned North Carolina bank leaders.
Earl Leake, director for Bank of Commerce, Dwight Utz, president and CEO of The East Carolina Bank, Senator Chris Dodd,
and Mark A. Holmes, president and CEO of Select Bank &
Trust Company stop for a group photo after a meeting.
Caucus Chair Mike Cline, Carolina Trust Bank, Lincolnton,
and NCBA Vice Chair Larry Barbour, North State Bank,
concentrate on the objectives laid forth by American Bankers
Association Senior EVP and COO Diane Casey-Landry.
Bair held
the rapt
of our
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White House Business Council Executive Director Elizabeth Vale shared the President’s primary objectives with
Spence Cosby, Sidus Financial, Dwight Utz, The East
Carolina Bank, NCBA Chairman Skip Brown, First Community Bank, and Nantahala Bank’s Jim Vanderwoude.
Smiles were
hard to find
during Congressman
Mel Watt’s
discussion of
the Consumer
Treasury’s Diplomatic Reception room
was filled to capacity for the briefing
with Eric Stein and Dan Sokolov.
Drew Covert, Southern Bank, is joined by Israeli
Ambassador Michael Oren, CapStone Bank’s
Steve Ogburn and Jim Bolt of First Trust Bank.
Senator Richard Burr voiced his deep concern
with the additional budget deficit we now face.
All eyes and ears were facing forward for the
industry’s legislative priorities for this Congress
at the American Bankers Association.
At the end of the trip, D.C. was hit with
the worst blizzard in modern history.
Over three feet of snow fell upon the city.
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