Meet Our Presenter from United Bankers’ Bank: Dwight Larsen

Dwight Larsen, President and CEO at United Bankers’ Bank

As Good As It Gets? M&A Activity and Bank Valuations Coming Out of the Pandemic

Many banks are currently experiencing record earnings as a result of a combination PPP fee income, mortgage activities, etc. along with minimal provision expenses. With plentiful liquidity and strong capital ratios, is the community banking industry of today “as good as it gets”? Dwight Larsen, President and CEO of United Bankers’ Bank, will dive into this question during his presentation at the 2021 Black Hills Retreat on Friday, July 30th. He will cover asset liability management, operations, and IT issues as well as credit and the strategic issues as teams begin to return to the office. In addition, Dwight’s presentation will address the state of the community banking industry as it relates to bank valuation trends and overall market performance.

About Dwight Larsen:

Dwight’s experiences have spanned more than three decades. He worked as a national bank examiner with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) from 1986 to 2000 and from 2017 to August of 2019. While there, he obtained and expanded his knowledge in risk management and effective corporate governance as he worked with banks of varying sizes and levels of management and operations.

Larsen previously held positions at UBB from 2000-2016 including roles overseeing compliance services, trust services, HR consulting services, and BankValue Advisory Services. Dwight also served as chair of UBB’s Asset Liability Management and Enterprise Risk Management committees.

A faculty member of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin – Madison for over 20 years, Larsen not only teaches, but is a member of the Curriculum Advisory Committee and a former faculty representative to the Board of Trustees.

Dwight received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

To register for the 2021 PAC golf scramble and retreat, click here.