The American Association of Bank Directors (“AABD”) announced today that it has named Jewell Hoover to its Board of Advisors.

Ms. Hoover has had a long and distinguished career as a bank regulator, bank consultant and bank director.  She currently serves as a director of Fifth Third Bank and on the Board of Advisors for the University of North Carolina Center for Banking and Finance.  She also is a director of AARP and serves on several non-profit boards.

Ms. Hoover previously served as Principal of Hoover & Associates (a bank consulting firm), Deputy Comptroller for the Western District and a National Bank Examiner.

She is the author of The Ultimate Guide for Bank Directors.

“Jewell brings to AABD a wealth of practical experience and expertise as a bank regulator, consultant and bank director,” David Baris, President of AABD, said. “She has a deep understanding of the bank regulatory expectations for bank directors and the practical aspects of serving as a director of a leading U.S. bank, and will provide AABD members with invaluable support for the challenges they face.”

Ms. Hoover will also serve on the Board of Advisors of the Institute for Bank Director Education, an arm of AABD, which sponsors the AABD Bank Director Certification Program.  This Program provides a structured curriculum for directors of banks of all sizes.

Founded in 1989, the non-profit American Association of Bank Directors is the only trade group in the United States solely devoted to bank directors and their information, education, and advocacy needs.  The Institute for Bank Director Education was established in 1993 as the educational arm of AABD.  Its purpose is to act as a clearinghouse for education programs designed for bank and savings institution directors that support the nationally recognized AABD Director Certification Program.  AABD has published the “The Bank Director Regulatory Burden Report”, the first public compilation of over 800 laws, regulations and federal banking agency guidance that impose various requirements on bank directors and their boards and board committees, and “FDIC Director Suits: Lessons Learned”.