The AABD was founded in 1989 in the midst of the S&L crisis to meet the information, education and advocacy needs of individual bank and savings institution directors. Bank regulators expect financial institution Boards of Directors to make informed policy decisions and to act independently to supervise the institution. One way for CEOs and their Boards to demonstrate that the Board is both informed and independent is through membership in the American Association of Bank Directors (AABD)—the only banking trade association in the United States which exclusively serves individual directors rather than their financial institutions.

AABD members enjoy a wide variety of benefits and may earn significant discounts on their D&O insurance through the Director Certification Program. We invite you to utilize the resources of our AABD website and encourage you to join AABD.

David Baris
Professional Website:

Rich Whiting
Executive Director

Telephone: (202) 463-4888