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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

Proud reading for community banking
For all the talk about "ERM," do small banks have any direction?
Enjoy past success with a healthy serving of humility--or eat crow later
Sometimes improvement begins on the bank's side
Lessons learned, let's apply them going forward and avoid trouble
The answer is also a community bank fundamental
Controls and oversight keep the bank's eyes on the compass
Let's look beyond the JP Morgan Chase affair--what's really important?
Lessons from headlines of the Chase Whale and the IRS egg
Be sure policy points don't frontload pessimism and negativity
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