Ms. Lesley McClure of the Federal Reserve Bank has not only co-chaired the Bold Goals Financial Stability Workgroup since its inception but hosted the original Community Leaders Roundtable gatherings that were held at the FED approximately 3 years ago. It was through these early meetings that the Bold Goals Coalition emerged as an idea. Lesley was one of the main volunteer leaders who transformed this idea into reality through lots of hard work, by convening community conversations and lending her influence to benefit the greater good. In a very real sense, the Bold Goals Coalition would not exist without her involvement. In light of her many other job and community commitments, Lesley chose to step down as co-chair of the Financial Stability Workgroup in September. We are grateful for her many contributions and long-term commitment to the Bold Goals Coalition.
In addition, it is our pleasure to welcome Mr. Robert Aland, National Bank of Commerce Birmingham Market President, to the Bold Goals Financial Stability Workgroup. He has agreed to join our efforts and serve as a co-chair alongside Greg King of IBERIABANK. We are excited about getting to know Robert and working with him to improve the financial stability of Central Alabama.