MBA Congratulates Dan Robb on ABA Vice Chairman, Alex Fennoy on ABA Distinguished Service Award

Robb Elected To ABA Board

Dan Robb, Jonesburg State BankMBA congratulates MBA Past Chairman and Jonesburg State Bank President and CEO Dan Robb on his election to the board of the American Bankers Association during ABA’s Unconventional Convention. ABA Vice Chairman Robb will spend one year in this role and then one year as chairman-elect before becoming ABA chairman.
 
“I am elated and honored to serve as vice chairman of the ABA,” Robb said. “I want to thank the members of the ABA for the confidence they have shown in me. I also want to thank the ownership group of my bank for their unwavering support. The Orrs are a tremendous family who understand the importance of my service to the industry and the ABA. Lastly, I want to thank my wife Dianna for her support every step of the way. I look forward to having her as my partner through this wonderful journey!”
 
In a recent “Our Two Cents with MBA” podcast, Robb discussed how his career in banking led him to where he is today and how, as the head of a relatively small community bank, he has become a key leader at the state and national banking levels. He also shared his perspective on the current slate of issues facing the banking industry.
 
Robb will be the third Missouri banker to serve as ABA chairman. Willis Alexander from Trenton served as ABA chairman in 1968, and Jim Smith from Clinton served as ABA chairman in 2001.

St. Louis Banker Honored For Financial Inclusion Work

Alex Fennoy, Midwest BankCentreThe American Bankers Association awarded Alex Fennoy with Midwest BankCentre in St. Louis its George Bailey Distinguished Service Award. The award — ABA’s highest individual honor — recognizes non-CEO bankers who demonstrate outstanding initiative, effectiveness and inspiration to others. ABA presented the award to Fennoy during its Unconventional Convention.
 
As executive vice president for community and economic development at Midwest BankCentre, Fennoy has led numerous efforts to expand access to banking, including opening two branches in historically unbanked areas in partnership with community-serving and faith-based organizations. According to a study from Washington University in St. Louis, the economic impact of these two branches alone exceeds $20 million. He also helped develop a unique product line designed to help low-income individuals save for emergencies and avoid risky financial products.
 
ABA also honored Detra Miller, administrative vice president of minority business banking at M&T Bank in Baltimore, with the George Bailey Distinguished Service Award. This is the first year the award has been shared.