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Ed O’Leary

ABA Banking Journal Contributing Editor Ed O'Leary, a veteran lender and workout expert, spent more than 40 years in bank commercial credit and related functions, working with both major banks as well as community banking institutions. He earned his workout spurs in the dark days of the 1980s and early 1990s in both oil patch and commercial real estate lending. O'Leary began his banking career at The Bank of New York in 1964, and worked at banks in Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. He served as a faculty member and thesis advisor at ABA's Stonier Graduate School of Banking for more than two decades, and served as long as a faculty member for ABA's undergraduate and graduate commercial lending schools. Today he works as a consultant and expert witness, and serves as instructor for ABA e-learning courses and has been a frequent speaker in ABA's Bank Director Telephone Briefing series. You can e-mail him at O'Leary's website can be found at

Can you be counted on in a crunch?
It's time to focus harder on what matters
Case's best lessons lie in re-emphasis of some basics
5 C's notwithstanding, has it changed?
It's time to peep out of the fox holes and see what's really out there
Don't let "income anxiety" mess up your bank's future
Smile-there's some good stuff going on out there
4 steps to take, and a word on "typecasting"
What can bankers learn from recent headlines?
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