Meet The Presenter: Gale Simons-Poole

Meet the Presenter: Gale Simons-Poole

Gale Simons-Pool, Chief Regulatory Relations Officer at BHG Financial, will be joining us for the 2022 ICBSD Black Hills Retreat!

Presentation Synopsis: Navigating the Fast Changing Regulatory Environment

The session will cover current regulatory trends and emerging issues for community banks along with practical risk mitigation strategies.  Topics to be covered include regulatory initiatives and potential impact to banks, change management, expectations for oversight of bank vendors & other strategic partners, use of technology in making credit decisions, and fraud & financial crimes prevention.

Meet Gale Simmons-Poole

Chief Regulatory Relations Officer Gale Simons-Poole expertly navigates regulatory and compliance matters for BHG lending programs and supports BHG’s enterprise risk program and risk reporting. Gale’s three decades in bank supervision include 24 years with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) where she was Deputy Regional Director, Risk Management Supervision. Prior to joining BHG, she spent seven years as a Director for the consulting firm, Promontory Financial Group, advising bank clients of all sizes from community to money center banks, nonbank lenders, fintech companies, and financial services organizations.  Gale holds an MBA from Louisiana Tech University and a bachelor’s degree from Black Hills State University.  She grew up on a farm near Miller, SD.

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Born to Bank: 2022 ICBSD Black Hills Retreat

Designed with community in mind, this three day event is rich with actionable education sessions, entertaining special events for the entire family and endless opportunities to network with banking professionals all in the heart of our beautiful state!