In June, I had the privilege of attending the American Bankers Association’s Regulatory Compliance Conference in Orlando, Florida. Every year, the ABA honors a professional in our industry with the Distinguished Service Award (DSA). This year, the ABA could not have picked a more deserving person than Mary Clothier.
I’ve known Mary for 16 years and she’s been like a sister to me. When I first taught at the ABA’s National Compliance School (2001), Mary guided me through the process and taught me the ropes of teaching at that level. She introduced me to people and encouraged me. Since then, Mary has counseled me on many things personally and professionally. We don’t always agree on everything, but I’m always a better person after spending time with her. I’m excited and delighted that Mary was honored with the ABA DSA!
Below is a picture of Mary and other past recipients of the ABA DSA. From left to right: Meg Sczyrba, Mike Maher, Carl Pry, Chris Spellman, myself, Stu Lehr, Mary Clothier, Keith Monson, Lyn Farrell & Anna Rentschler.
It is an honor to be able to call each and every one of these professionals a friend.