Barbara Hurst is Executive Editor of the BANKERS' HOTLINE, a highly regarded newsletter written for financial institutions, she is President of Hurst Associates, Inc., a Pennsylvania based corporation that specializes in security and compliance training programs, and Editor/Moderator for BankersOnline.com.
Ms. Hurst spent over fifteen years in the banking industry, as officer in charge of investigations and claims at a large Philadelphia, PA bank (...since purchased by PNC Corp.) She served as chairperson of the Security Committee of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association, and is past president of the Bank Methods Association. During her banking career, she won the coveted National Public Speaking Award in 1977 from the American Institute of Banking.
Since starting her own corporation fourteen years ago, Ms. Hurst has presented workshops, speeches, programs and training sessions for over 400,000 bankers in 42 states in the U.S., in San Juan, in London, and in Moscow.
Barbara's workshops for security, regulations, and compliance are regularly on the agendas of financial associations and institutions, at conferences, and for security officer's groups and training schools. She also does programs for regulators, law enforcement, corporations and the U.S. government on the subject of bank fraud and security.
Barbara has been listed in five "Who's Who" publications, including Who's Who of U.S. Executives, Who's Who in Business and Finance, and Who's Who in U.S. Commercial and Savings Banking. She is a member of ASIS, and is affiliated with National Fraud Center, Inc.
She is the author of an award winning EXAMINATION HANDBOOK FOR SECURITY OFFICERS, and was a core faculty member on a TV training channel for the American Bankers Association. Barbara has also just completed a series of front line training videos for the Bankers Video Library covering the subjects of Robbery, Safe Deposit Service, Fraudulent Checks, New Accounts, BSA and Reg. CC.