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"20 Under 40" deadline extended to midnight 4/24

Banking Exchange awards to recognize promising bankers

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Award program is opportunity for the industry to recognize the men and women who will lead banks through—and beyond—the fintech era. Award program is opportunity for the industry to recognize the men and women who will lead banks through—and beyond—the fintech era.

Banking Exchange magazine has launched its first annual 20 Under 40 award program. The program will culminate in a special report in the magazine’s June 2018 issue in which 20 noteworthy next-gen bankers will be profiled. The new extended deadline to nominate young leaders is midnight, Tuesday, April 24.

“From our start in 2014, the Banking Exchange mission has been to help banks navigate through times of disruption, finding ways not just to survive, but to thrive,” says Bill Streeter, editor and publisher. “The tagline for the magazine and this website is ‘The voice of the next generation of banking’,” Streeter adds, “so identifying and profiling the best of the next-gen bankers is a perfect fit for us.”

“Tomorrow’s banking industry is being built today by the up-and-coming men and women who will take banking in new directions,” says Steve Cocheo, the publication’s executive editor and digital content manager. “Taking the best of the past and welding it to the best ideas for the future, these young leaders know banking, fintech, and more. The industry’s eyes will be on these players.”

Who can enter

The 20 under 40 awards are open to any person under 40 (as of June 1, 2018) working in the United States for a U.S. state or federally chartered banking or savings institution, its holding company, or any subsidiary of the bank. There is no entry fee for nominations.

Nominations can come from anyone—whether or not they work in the institution where the nominee works—including from suppliers, outside consultants, or trade associations. A person can nominate themselves, a co-worker, a manager, or an employee working for them.

Nominations will be evaluated by a panel of judges to include Banking Exchange editors, working and retired bankers, and other people knowledgeable about the industry.

Factors to be considered

The judging panel will look for nominees who display leadership, can demonstrate that they have made a difference to their organization, including to the community in which the organization operates or to the industry, have a vision for the future of their institution, for banking, or for the particular department/unit within which they currently work, and generally could be viewed as “an up and comer” in the field.

Nominations can be accepted until the new deadline of midnight of April 24, 2018. Submit a nomination

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