Young Bankers Leadership Award

The Young Bankers Leadership Award recognizes outstanding achievement of a Missouri banker, 45 years of age or younger, employed by an MBA-member bank. Considerations in the selection process for this annual award include the recipient’s community involvement, personal and professional development, MBA involvement and contributions to the banking industry.

The award will be presented Young Bankers Leadership Conference on Oct. 6 & 7 in Kansas City. The recipient also will be honored at MBA’s Executive Management Conference in December in Kansas City and will be nominated by MBA for the American Bankers Association Emerging Leaders Award. Please contact Emily Lewis at 573-636-8151 with questions.

Selection Criteria

Selection is based on the following criteria, candidate questionnaire and personal interviews with finalists. Please submit a letter of recommendation with the nomination form , using the following guidelines for recommendation.

  • nominee’s banking career
  • nominee’s service to the community
  • nominee’s commitment to continuing education and improving professional skills
  • nominee’s other notable achievements and accomplishments

Nominees

All nominees will receive a follow-up candidate questionnaire in July.

Finalists

A selection committee approved by the Missouri Bankers Foundation reviews nominations and conducts in-person interviews at MBA’s office in September. All finalists must participate in the interview process. The award will be presented at the Young Bankers Leadership Conference on Oct. 6 & 7 in Kansas City.

Award & Recognition

The Young Bankers Leadership Award recipient will be announced at the Young Bankers Leadership Conference on Oct. 6 & 7 in Kansas City. The recipient will receive the following.

  • $250
  • $250 donation to recipient’s chosen charity
  • engraved award
  • statewide recognition at MBA’s Executive Management Conference and in MBA publications
  • news release for distribution to local media

Nomination Deadline

Nominations must be postmarked or emailed by Friday, June 24, 2022. Please submit a letter of recommendation with the nomination form.

For More Information

Please contact Emily Lewis at 573-636-8151 with questions.

YOUNG BANKERS DAY AT THE FED

11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 4
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City will host members of the MBA Young Bankers Leadership Division for a Day at the Fed on Friday, Aug. 19. Federal Reserve Bank President and CEO Esther George will share a national economic outlook. A complimentary lunch is provided. MBA Young Bankers will be the guests of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. There is no cost for this event.

YOUNG BANKERS DAY AT THE FED

11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 4
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City will host members of the MBA Young Bankers Leadership Division for a Day at the Fed on Friday, Aug. 19. Federal Reserve Bank President and CEO Esther George will share a national economic outlook. A complimentary lunch is provided. MBA Young Bankers will be the guests of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. There is no cost for this event.