Regional Banking

 “A leader of change and development in regional banking”

Elmore Alexander has worked with a variety of programs in regional banking.


Early in his career, he taught leadership and management in the Mid-South School of Banking. He also worked on a program focused on implementing a new management structure at a large regional bank.


In the 1980’s, he conducted a comprehensive study of factors affecting the performance on branch managers for a Memphis bank. This study was important in identifying branch manager skills that were directly related to branch performance and led to a reformulation of the bank’s management training program. As a result of the study, the bank made significant changes to its leadership development program for branch managers.


Recently, Alexander and the Ricciardi College faculty worked with Southeastern Massachusetts community banks to develop both a pathway for business students into commercial lending positions as well as an advanced management training program for commercial bankers. These programs were coordinated with new certification programs from the Risk Management Association.


Regional Banking Blog Posts


Communicating Change Effectively -Success Comes From Careful Planning

How many times have you heard a discussion at your bank lamenting a failed change where everyone felt that the change was the right strategy but it didn’t succeed?  It is very likely that a failed implementation program was the problem not the change itself.   Change cannot be implemented without an effective communication program. There are Continue reading →


Better Listeners Make Better Branch Managers

We all say that one of the attributes we most want in managers is good communication skill.  My experience in working with banks and most other organizations is that this is a wish that is not often realized.   This does not have to be.  Managers can become better communicators and the result can impact the Continue reading →