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Special Corporate Governance Edition 2016 - Table of Contents

Last Updated: April 12, 2023

Supervisory Insights - Special Edition 2016 - PDF

Letter from the Director


A Community Bank Director’s Guide to Corporate Governance: 21st Century Reflections on the FDIC Pocket Guide for Directors

This Special Corporate Governance Edition for community banks offers commentary on the FDIC’s classic Pocket Guide for Directors and other guidance related to corporate governance and strategic planning.

The issue highlights key governance concepts, roles, and responsibilities of directors and senior management, and discusses how FDIC examiners evaluate governance at community banks. A list of resources, with links to regulations, guidance and training materials, is included to help community bank directors fulfill their duties.


Supervisory Insights

Supervisory Insights is published by the Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to promote sound principles and best practices for bank supervision.

Martin J. Gruenberg
Chairman, FDIC

Doreen R. Eberley
Director, Division of Risk Management Supervision

Journal Executive Board

Division of Risk Management Supervision
George E. French, Deputy Director and Executive Editor
James C. Watkins, Senior Deputy Director
Brent D. Hoyer, Deputy Director
Mark S. Moylan, Deputy Director
Melinda West, Deputy Director

Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection
Sylvia H. Plunkett, Senior Deputy Director
Jonathan N. Miller, Deputy Director

Regional Directors
Michael J. Dean. Atlanta Region
Kristie K. Elmquist, Dallas Region
James D. LaPierre, Kansas City Region
M. Anthony Lowe, Chicago Region
Kathy L. Moe, Acting Regional Director, San Francisco Region
John F. Vogel, New York Region

Journal Staff

Kim E. Lowry
Managing Editor

Michael T. Register
Financial Writer

Scott M. Jertberg
Financial Writer

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The views expressed in Supervisory Insights are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect official positions of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. In particular, articles should not be construed as definitive regulatory or supervisory guidance. Some of the information used in the preparation of this publication was obtained from publicly available sources that are considered reliable. However, the use of this information does not constitute an endorsement of its accuracy by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.