Risk Management Association Announces New Board Members

Robert R. Messer of American National Bank of Texas Elected Chair; 
Edward P. Schreiber of Zions Bancorporation Elected Vice Chair

Philadelphia, PA (September 5, 2017) —

Robert R. Messer, senior executive vice president and chief financial officer, American National Bank of Texas, Terrell, Texas, was elected chair of The Risk Management Association (RMA). Edward P. Schreiber, executive vice president and chief risk officer, Zions Bancorporation, Salt Lake City, Utah, was elected vice chair. Their one-year terms began September 1, 2017. 

Robert Messer is past vice chair of RMA’s Board of Directors. 

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.

Messer earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M and earned his MBA from East Texas State University.

Edward P. Schreiber is a graduate of the College of Santa Fe in Santa Fe, N.M.

Schreiber has served as chief risk officer and regulatory liaison for TD Bank, N.A. and began his banking career with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency where he served in managerial, analytical, and technical positions.

Newly elected to the RMA Board of Directors for three-year terms are:

  • William Bonnell, executive vice president, Risk Management and chief risk officer, National Bank of Canada, Montreal, Que.
  • Daniel D. Callahan, executive vice president, chief credit officer, and chief risk officer, Commerce Bancshares, Incorporated, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Michael G. Nassy, executive vice president and chief credit officer, FVCbank, Fairfax, Va.
  • Joanna K. Nifong, executive vice president and chief credit officer, BB&T Bank, Winston-Salem, N.C.

In addition, Jeffrey Bajek, senior vice president and chief credit officer, Venture Bank, Golden Valley, Minn., was appointed chair of RMA’s Community Bank Council, and Gunnar Jakobsson, managing director, Goldman Sachs, New York, N.Y., was appointed chair of RMA’s Market Risk Council.

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About RMA
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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