Houston of Huntington Bancshares Elected Chair; Robert R. Messer of American
National Bank of Texas Elected Vice Chair
Pa (September 6, 2016) —
Helga Houston, senior executive vice
president and chief risk officer, Huntington Bancshares, Columbus, Ohio, was
elected chair of The Risk Management Association (RMA). Robert R. Messer, executive
vice president and chief financial officer, American National Bank of Texas,
Terrell, Texas, was elected vice chair. Their one-year terms began September 1,
Helga Houston is past vice chair of RMA’s Board of
Houston has over 30 years of diversified banking
experience in risk management, business development, and client relationships.
Prior to joining Huntington, she held positions with Bank of America, Crocker
National Bank, and Home Federal Savings and Loan.
Houston earned her bachelor’s degree from Westmont College
and her MBA from the University of Southern California.
Robert Messer is a graduate of Texas A&M University and
earned his MBA from East Texas State University.
Messer is chair of RMA’s Community Bank Council.
As chief financial officer at American National Bank of
Texas, he oversees the management of the balance sheet and income statement,
and is responsible for many corporate activities including strategic planning,
mergers, and acquisitions.
Newly elected to the RMA Board of Directors for three-year
- Michael C. Ankrom, Jr., head of
enterprise credit risk, Bank of America, Charlotte, N.C.
- Sarah A.P. Cowan, senior vice
president, National Bank of Middlebury, Middlebury, Vt.
- Dan Eilert, chief credit officer and
division director, risk management, INTRUST Bank, Wichita, Kan.
- Raj Gopal, executive vice president
and head of enterprise risk management, Bank of the West, San Francisco, Calif.
In addition, Matt Bryant, executive vice president, credit
administration, Frost Bank, San Antonio, Texas, was appointed chair of RMA’s
Chapters and Membership Council, and Glenn Horner, managing director and chief
regulatory officer, securities finance, State Street, Boston, Mass., was
appointed chair of RMA’s Securities Lending Committee.
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Founded in 1914, The Risk Management Association is a
not-for-profit, member-driven professional association whose sole purpose is to
advance the use of sound risk management principles in the financial services
industry. RMA promotes an enterprise approach to risk management that focuses
on credit risk, market risk and operational risk. Headquartered in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, RMA has 2,500 institutional members that include
banks of all sizes as well as nonbank financial institutions. They are
represented in the Association by 18,000 individuals located throughout North
America, Europe, Australia, and Asia/Pacific.
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