As CDBA grows, we would like to extend a warm welcome to Cassandra Brzezinski, our new Public Policy Director. Cassandra comes to CDBA after working as a Legislative Aide for the Office of Senator Joe Donnelly, where she handled banking, tax, trade, and labor issues. In May of 2018, she completed her Master's in Economics from the University of Maryland. Prior to that, she spent five years in the banking industry, in commercial treasury management sales, and in mortgage operations. Cassandra, alongside Hayley Roth, will work with CDBA member banks on advocacy and government relations.
This week's CDBA Storybank video highlights Pan American Bank & Trust in Chicago, Illinois. Its featured client, Evans Electric, is an electrical contractor specializing in providing high-tech, quality solutions to its commercial, industrial, and residential client base throughout the city. "This has been a dream realized for me," says Evans Electric co-owner Mike Evans.
During the long government shutdown, Southern Bancorp announced that it would provide assistance to affected customers by waiving overdraft fees and providing immediate access to a no fee, no credit check, zero interest loan of up to $1,500. Emergency loans were stated to be payable within six months or upon the resumption of government operations. "Southern Bancorp stands ready to assist our customers in this stressful time," said Darrin Williams, Southern Bancorp CEO.