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Danville Banker with American National Bank and Trust Attends Meeting for Community

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May 01, 2017
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Danville Banker Attends National Meeting for Community Bank Leaders

 Danville, VA – Regulatory challenges, the impact of new technology on business production and banks’ resiliency to ongoing cyber threats were just some of the topics discussed at a recent national meeting of community bankers according to Jeffrey V. Haley, President and CEO of American National Bank and Trust Company.

Haley, who attended the meeting as a member of the American Bankers Association’s Community Bankers Council April 24-26 in New Orleans, said the bankers talked at length about the impact of recent legislation and regulatory burdens on the nation’s community banks and the areas they serve.

“Community banks help drive the economy and represent a critical segment of our industry,” said Haley. “This meeting affords us the opportunity to gather information, exchange ideas and develop solutions to the challenges facing our communities every day.”

Attendees also discussed a range of topics including risk management, political engagement, the future of banking and ways in which banks can leverage technology and digital platforms to increase customer engagement. The meeting also provided bankers the opportunity to exchange ideas on new products, solutions and management strategies they have implemented recently.

ABA’s Community Bankers Council consists of approximately 100 bank presidents and CEOs from institutions with generally less than $1 billion in assets. Members meet twice a year to strategize on government relations issues, banking trends and competitive priorities, providing guidance to ABA on a number of community banking issues. The group’s collective viewpoint is shared with members of Capitol Hill, and at conferences and high-level industry meetings throughout the year.

About American National
American National is a multi-state bank holding company with total assets of approximately $1.7 billion. Headquartered in Danville, Virginia, American National is the parent company of American National Bank and Trust Company. American National Bank is a community bank serving Virginia and North Carolina with 27 banking offices and two loan production offices. American National Bank also manages an additional $812 million of trust, investment and brokerage assets in its Trust and Investment Services Division. Additional information about the company and the bank is available on the bank's website at www.amnb.com. Shares of American National are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "AMNB."