NewGround’s CEO to Speak at Director’s Seminar

2018 ICBA Community Banking Live


CHESTERFIELD, Mo., March 1, 2018–NewGround, a St. Louis-based design-build firm, announced that President and CEO, Kevin Blair, will serve as a speaker at ICBA’s 29th Annual Bank Director Current Issues Seminar at the Venetian Palazzo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The primary focus of this seminar is to present today’s key director issues such as establishing strong governance principles, meeting risk management and compliance expectations, managing technology changes and creating a culture of innovation, prioritizing high-performance as a measure of success, and implementing effective credit, retail and compensation strategies. During Kevin’s session entitled, “Vision 2020; Setting the Stage for Community Banking,” he will outline a strategic framework used by top banks to develop and deliver the Community Banking 2020 Vision.


“With rapidly evolving market drivers such as changing consumer behavior, technology integration, and virtualization of the consumer experience, community bankers are being stretched beyond their comfort zones,” said Kevin Blair, President and CEO of NewGround. “My goal during this session is to provide bankers with information on how important it is to align board and management leadership around a clear vision to create exceptional customer experiences.”


About NewGround

NewGround is the industry thought-leader in strategy, innovative design, and project management, and has been for over 100 years. We help financial institutions master the power of their space to create the next generation workplace and retail solutions. At NewGround, we are driven by our core values of: Serving Others, Excellence, Innovation, Collaboration, and Communication. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, NewGround maintains corporate offices in Chicago, Illinois, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Waterloo, Ontario, with a regional presence throughout the U.S. For more information, visit NewGround at


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