Industry Experts to Speak at Workshop for Bank Directors on Zoom – March 17-19, 2021

March 2021

Dallas, Texas—March 2021— the SW Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB) Foundation will convene this spring’s Virtual Workshop for Bank Directors online, March 17-19, 2021. Bank directors from throughout the United States will participate in a program that includes risk management expert Jennifer Burke, credit authority David Kemp, strategist S. Scott MacDonald, cybersecurity expert Kevin Streff and credit management consultant Dev Strischek. The Workshop will be live streamed on the Zoom platform.


Arkansas Gov. Appoints SWGSB Grad Susannah Marshall As Commissioner of Arkansas State Bank Dept.

September 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has appointed Susannah Marshall as the next commissioner of the Arkansas State Bank Department.

"Susannah Marshall understands banking and knows Arkansas banks as well as anyone in the state," Governor Hutchinson said today. "Her promotion to commissioner will provide a seamless transition of leadership as Commissioner Franks retires with the banking department in excellent condition."

Ms. Marshall has worked for the Arkansas State Bank Department since 1995. She was appointed deputy bank commissioner in 2007. She will replace Commissioner Candace Franks, who will retire October 1 after forty years with the State Bank Department.


Emerging Leaders Update: The Power of Education

July 2017

I always think about my time at the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at SMU during this time of year. While I was there, a group text message started between myself and several classmates. We started talking about all of the incredible experiences we had both in and out of the classroom. The bankers on this group text were from all over the place, including Scottsdale, AZ; Dallas, TX; College Station, TX, and Jonesboro, AR. After not having seen some of these classmates since we graduated back in 2006, I realized again just the power of education.