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BCBA Convention Speakers

Cornbread Mafia

The Bo Brothers, Bickett and Boone CBD and the Bluegrass Community Bankers Association have teamed up for an exciting event coming up later this year at the Annual Conference of BCBA in August. More on this later, but we are honored to help tell the story of the Cornbread Mafia! Love Joe Keith Bickett, Robbie Bickett, Bobby Joe Shewmaker and all of the Cornbread Mafia look forward to hanging out with these fellas along with community bankers from all over Kentucky!


Representative Andy Barr

Andy Barr has served as Kentucky’s Sixth District Congressman

since 2013. Congressman Barr is a senior member of the House

Financial Services Committee and a member of the House Foreign

Affairs Committee. Congressman Barr also serves as the Ranking

member of the Financial Services Subcommittee on National

Security, International Development and Monetary Policy. This

Subcommittee has oversight over the Federal Reserve and plays a

huge role in addressing the inflation crisis.
In 2020, Congressman Barr helped devise the Paycheck Protection

Program (PPP), delivering over $1 billion in forgivable loans to

small businesses and keeping paychecks flowing to thousands of workers and their families in the Sixth District throughout the height of the pandemic. Additionally, Congressman Barr is a key champion for Kentucky’s signature industries in Congress, serving as the co-Chair of the Congressional Horse and Bourbon caucuses. Congressman Barr graduated from Lexington's Henry Clay High School in 1992, earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Philosophy from the University of Virginia in 1996, and received his law degree from the University of Kentucky in 2001.
Congressman Barr and his late-wife Carol have two daughters, Eleanor and Mary Clay.

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Congressman James Comer 
U.S. Representative, KY D-1

James Comer was elected to Congress in 2016 to represent the 1st

Congressional District, whichcovers 35 counties from the Mississippi

River to Central Kentucky. He currently serves as the Republican

Leader of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, where

he aggressively advocates for reducing waste, fraud and abuse in


Comer grew up in rural Monroe County and later attended Western

Kentucky University to study his lifelong passion: agriculture. Upon

graduation in 1993, Comer entered the business world, taking out a

loan to purchase his first farm and dive into his career.

Comer was first elected in 2000 to serve in the Kentucky House of Representatives, going on to
serve for six terms and earn a reputation for being a conservative, pro-business legislator.
During his first term, he was named National Republican Freshman Legislator of the Year.

Upon his election as Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture in 2011, Comer took on corruption and cleaned up a Kentucky Department of Agriculture beset by scandal and a lack of accountability. His work to root out fraud and wasteful spending, efforts to return money to taxpayers and grow Kentucky’s agricultural economy received bipartisan acclaim. He promoted rural economic development by spearheading the successful effort to legalize industrial hemp in the commonwealth and developed new branding initiatives for Kentucky farmers.

This record of conservatism, accomplishment and bipartisanship is exactly what Comer has brought to Washington D.C. In the 115th Congress, he played a pivotal role on the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee, paving the way for passing a farm bill that provides certainty and stability for American farmers. For these efforts, he was named Outstanding New Member of Congress by the American Farm Bureau Federation in January 2019.

Congressman Comer has sponsored and passed legislation aimed at lifting burdensome regulations, bolstering government accountability and transparency and creating opportunity or American families. He remains a fierce advocate for balancing the federal budget, rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, implementing business-friendly policies.

In addition to serving as Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, he is also a member of the House Committee on Education and Labor.

He is married to TJ Comer and they have three children - Reagan, Harlan and Aniston.

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Milton Bartley
Co-founder, President & CEO

Milton Bartley is Co-founder, President & CEO of ImageQuest,

an IT Managed Service Provider (MSP) and Managed Security

Service Provider (MSSP). ImageQuest provides  proactive IT

management, IT compliance, and cybersecurity services for

organizations in financial services, mortgage and title, professional

services, healthcare, legal, non- profit, and higher education that

have a regulatory oversight or compliance component to their

business. Milton previously served as the Director of Operations for

Lanier  Worldwide, Vice President of Public Contract Sales for OfficeWare,  and an infantry sergeant and armor officer in the U.S. Army. Milton has more than twenty years of experience assessing and mitigating risks for regulated organizations. As the world’s threat landscape has changed over the last two decades, Milton’s direct industry experience uniquely positions him and ImageQuest to support risk management and IT compliance & governance programs for organizations in a cross-section of industries. Milton has consistently been included in the MSPMentor Top 250, recognizing the world’s top managed services provider (MSP) executives, entrepreneurs, and experts. Milton is a highly sought-after industry speaker. He has presented at numerous industry conferences, including BKR International, Rotary International, ITEX Expo, Navigate, and CompTIA's ChannelCon. Milton is an #1 best-selling author on cybersecurity and has been published or quoted on cybersecurity and IT compliance topics by multiple media outlets, including Forbes, CRN Magazine, ImageSource, SMBNation, Bar Briefs, and ENX Magazine.

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Brad Bolton

Brad M. Bolton is chairman of the Independent Community

Bankers of America ® (ICBA), the only national organization that

exclusively represents community banks. Bolton is president, CEO,

and senior lender for Community Spirit Bank in Red Bay, Ala.

Bolton serves in many leadership roles at ICBA. He is chairman

of the ICBA Executive Committee and the board of directors.

He is a member of ICBA’s Federal Delegate Board and its Policy

Development and Nominating committees. He is a member of

ICBA’s ThinkTECH Selection Committee and serves as the Executive Committee liaison to the Bank Services Committee.  Bolton has previously served on the board of directors as chairman of the Bank Education Committee and has also served on several other committees. A second-generation community banker, Bolton is also active at the local level. He served as past chairman of the Alabama Young Bankers known as Leadership
Community Bankers. He serves on the Legislative Committee of the Mississippi Bankers Association. He is an elected member of the Red Bay, Ala., City Council and is an appointed member of the Franklin County Community Development Commission. He previously served on the Atlanta Federal Reserve Board’s Community Depository Institution Advisory Council. Bolton has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of West Alabama. He is a graduate of the Barret School of Banking in Memphis, Tenn. He lives in Red Bay, Ala., with his wife, Julie. They have two daughters, a son, and a son-in-law.


Joe Buse
Vice President

Trusted by thousands of community banks nationwide, ICBA

Bancard provides affordable access to innovative payment solutions

including credit, debit, and merchant processing options. With

comprehensive card management tools ranging from card issuance

to turnkey marketing to best-of-breed operational support,

including its exclusive Fraud Loss Protection program, ICBA

Bancard helps community banks strengthen customer relationships

and enhance their bottom lines. Buse is a Financial Service and

Payments Professional with 30+ years of sales, sales management and commercial relationship building. Unparalleled knowledge of Networks demonstrated expertise in developing strategic plans to ensure maximum productivity and revenue growth. His career started with The Central Trust Bank in Cincinnati as a Branch manager and IT Consultant. He then proceeded to implement POS Terminals in Supermarkets in the 90s. The last 15 years were heading Sales and Support for Debit and Credit Issuers at First Data Corporation.


Loan Review and Hot Lending Topics
Presenters:  Matt Evans, President and CEO of Bankers Service Corporation, Lexington and Troy Tinsley, Loan Review Consultant

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This informative and timely session will cover everything you need

to know to re-familarize yourself with what your bank should be

\doing for Loan Review.  We will cover best practices, as well as,

discuss the timely issue of rising interest rates and what that may

mean for your loan portfolio.   Should you be stress testing?  Definitely!  We will talk about it!


Matt Evans is President and CEO of Bankers Service Corporation in Lexington.   BSC is a bank consulting firm, specializing in assisting community banks in the areas of Loan Review, Compliance Audit, Internal Audit, ALM/ALCO Audit, BSA Audit, and all other areas of assisting community banks.


Troy Tinsley is a Loan Review Consultant for BSC.  Prior to joining BSC in August 2021, Troy was a Commissioned Bank examiner with the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions.  Troy was Examiner In Charge of numerous bank examinations and was highly regarded at the Department.

Scott Kimel
Senior Vice Presidents, FNBB / BBKY Capital Markets
Economic Considerations In Today’s Volatile Rate Environment

From South Miami, Scott is a graduate of the University of South

Florida and has worked for and with community banks in the

investment area for the past 18 years.  Scott was instrumental in
developing FNBB’s partnership with the Bankers Bank of Kentucky,

working primarily with community banks throughout Kentucky and

West Virginia. He is married to Jenny and has two children.

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Richard Robey
Senior Vice President, FNBB / BBKY Capital Markets

Originally from South Miami, Florida, Richard Robey graduated

from a Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama with a degree

in Finance and shortly thereafter, obtained an MBA from UAB.
Richard began his career in banking in 1980 with AmSouth.  

Before moving into the investment department in 1983, Richard ran

AmSouth’s New Orleans large asset lending office and spearheaded

the bank’s entry into aircraft lending in Dallas.  Over the past 39

years, Richard has served community banks in numerous states

safely and effectively helping manage their investment portfolios.  Richard is married to Marla and has 3 sons.

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Jon Taylor
Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Banks: What's Really Going On?

Jon Taylor is an Economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of

St. Louis in the Supervision Policy, Research and Analysis

department within Supervision. Jon is a PhD Candidate in Finance

at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. Jon moved to

St. Louis in December of 2021 to continue his research in predicting

bank failures using machine learning and to contribute to bank

research within the Federal Reserve System. Jon lives in Creve

Coeur, MO with his Fiancée, Sarah, a 3 rd grade teacher. Jon is also

very knowledgeable about cryptocurrency, having been involved in

the space since 2012. Jon got started by mining bitcoin on a gaming

PC as a contributor to Slush Pool, a miner’s collective. Jon contributes to the body of work on cryptocurrency within the Bank by writing issues briefs for internal publication and by leading training sessions to demonstrate how to use the Ethereum network and monitor transactions on the blockchain.


Charles Vice
Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions

Charles A. Vice was appointed commissioner of the Department of

Financial Institutions (DFI) in August 2008. As the commissioner

of DFI, Vice has responsibility for the regulatory oversight of all

Kentucky state-chartered financial institutions. Vice is currently

serving on the National Association of State Credit Union

Supervisors (NASCUS) Regulator Board. Vice also served as chair of

the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, and he currently
serves as the Chair of the CSBS Education Foundation.
Prior to joining DFI, Vice was an employee of the Federal Deposit

Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for 18 years. He earned a bachelor’s

degree in finance from the University of Southern Mississippi and graduated from Biloxi High School. He resides in Lexington, Ky.

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