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Abrigo’s Robert Ashbaugh to tackle CRE and CECL at American Bankers Association Conference for Community Bankers

Raleigh, N.C., February 8, 2019 – Abrigo, the leading technology provider of compliance, credit risk, and lending solutions for community financial institutions, has announced that Robert Ashbaugh, Executive Risk Management Consultant at Abrigo, is among the expert speakers slated for the American Bankers Association Conference for Community Bankers on Feb. 13.

The Conference for Community Bankers (formerly known as NCCB) is the premier event developed for – and by – community bank CEOs. More than 1,100 banking and financial services professionals, include more than 500 community bank CEOs, presidents, and senior-level management will attend the four-day event held in San Diego, Calif. The national conference includes keynote speakers, networking opportunities, and innovation showcases.

Abrigo’s Ashbaugh and Roger Shumway, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Bank of Utah in Ogden, Utah – an Abrigo customer – headline a new commercial real estate (CRE) educational track during the ABA Conference for Community Bankers.

Community bank executives and other attendees can expect a deep dive into CRE, including an overview of recent CRE trends, advice for exam preparation, and best practices for CRE loan portfolio management, including stress testing. Ashbaugh will also discuss and provide advice on another prominent topic in banking: the current expected credit loss model (CECL) and which implementation issues to consider related to CRE.

Ashbaugh has more than 20 years of capital markets and commercial banking experience as both a Portfolio Manager and Risk Manager, with a primary focus on mortgage-backed securities, whole loan portfolios, and commercial lending. Before joining Abrigo, his prior responsibilities included monthly ALLL calculations, institutional and concentration stress testing, and risk analytics. Today, as an Executive Risk Management Consultant at Abrigo, he is responsible for assisting financial institutions with their risk management needs.

“The ABA Conference for Community Bankers is a fantastic opportunity to meet and network with the best and brightest in the business,” said Rob Ashbaugh. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to present on a topic that is top-of-mind for many financial institutions right now. Standards have loosened as banks continue to face increased competition so it’s a great opportunity to revisit the importance of stress testing to satisfy the expectations of both Boards of Directors and examiners.”

Rob Ashbaugh’s presentation will be part of Wednesday’s Educational Session, “Your Balance Sheet and CRE Portfolio: Concentrations, CECL and Credit Risk Management.” For more information on the Conference for Community Bankers, click here.

About the American Bankers Association

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