Guiltner earns Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager credential, joins Institute of Certified Bankers

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Rebekah Guiltner, vice president of internal audit at FNBC Bank, recently passed the Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager exam offered by the American Bankers Association and was inducted into the Institute of Certified Bankers.

“I am very proud of the work Rebekah has done to prepare for this exam,” said Dana Batterton, executive vice president and chief risk officer. “Rebekah sets the bar high, continually pushing for self-improvement & finding ways to add value to FNBC Bank.”

According to ABA, the CRCM was established to recognize a standard of knowledge and competence for regulatory compliance professionals working in the financial industry. In order to take the exam, Guiltner had to work a minimum of three years as a compliance professional and complete a minimum of 80-hours of compliance-related training in the past 5 years.

In the state of Arkansas, those holding the CRCM credential are considered to be an elite group of compliance officers, one reason being that there are so few. In 2014, there were only 45.

Community banks face a higher regulatory burden than ever before, and Guiltner’s expertise will help FNBC Bank to navigate those often confusing waters. Her goal is to take a closer look at those regulations and see how they can be met without adding additional strain on the customer.

According to Batterton, that’s one of the things that makes Guiltner so special as an internal auditor. “Rebekah takes her job very seriously,” she said. “She tries to make

any process a customer goes through at FNBC as seamless & easy as possible while mitigating risk along the way.”

The Institute of Certified Bankers is a subsidiary of the American Bankers Association. It offers nine professional certification programs in the areas of wealth management and trust, compliance & risk management, lending, bank marketing & retirement services.

Guiltner has been with FNBC Bank since 2000 when she began working as a scanner in loan operations. Today she is also a member of the senior leadership team.

She lives in Salem with her husband, Wayne, and their two sons, Hank, 9, and Gavin, 12.


FNBC Bank is a community bank headquartered in Ash Flat, Ark. Originally chartered in 1912 as the Bank of Ash Flat, FNBC now has 10 branches serving Ash Flat, Cherokee Village, Hardy, Highland, Mammoth Spring, Salem, Horseshoe Bend, Melbourne, Batesville and Mountain Home

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