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About Community Bank Networker

CommunityBankNetworker.com  is the #1 resource online for Community Banking Professionals looking for the latest information on how to take their banking career to the next level.  We cover a number of topics including Community Bank ALCO, Community Bank Networking, Community Bank Deposits, Community Bank Marketing, Community Bank Lending, Community Bank Technology, Community Bank Strategic Planning, Community Bank Social Media, and Community Bank Jobs.

CommunityBankNetworker.com reaches a national network of  community bank executives and continues to grow everyday.  We also manage the largest community bank focused group on LinkedIn – Community Bank Group with over 12,000+ members and provide advanced content, training and networking opportunities in our exclusive membership area.

Howard Lothrop

CEO- Community Bank Networker

s41146ca118017_6_0Howard Lothrop, founder of CommunityBankNetworker.com, is also the founder and Managing Director of Echo Partners, a full service bank asset liability firm focused on the particular needs of community banks.  Howard graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Economics and dual majors in finance and economics.  Later, he added a MS in Finance from the University of Memphis, again with dual majors in finance and economics.  Howard holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

He has over 30 years experience in financial risk management, including 15 years experience as Senior Vice President at a large regional bank, and over 7 years additional direct experience consulting with community banks.  Howard has helped hundreds of community banks and bankers nationwide.

Howard founded CommunityBankNetworker.com which helps him connect community bank executives from across the country both online and through events.  He continues to teach others about the unique application of sophisticated tools within the community bank setting.  Howard has conducted trainings and webinars for more than 5,000 community bankers throughout the United States.