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The 2019 CBA Compensation & Benefits Benchmark Survey
Thank you to all of our 2018 participating banks!!

Thank you to all of our 2018 participant banks, for your contribution to our industry, through the CBA Compensation & Benefits Benchmark Survey!

Can you believe it? A year has passed and it’s sign-up time again?

In April, we will distribute our Survey Questionnaire for your participation in the 2019 California Bankers Association Compensation & Benchmark Survey Questionnaire.


WesternBanker Magazine

WesternBanker is a bi-monthly award-winning magazine dedicated to providing timely, relevant, and unique industry content. With a combined hardcopy and digital readership of over 30,000 professionals, WesternBanker represents a space to showcase subject matter expertise, writing aptitude, and insight into the issues affecting today’s banks.

All published writing is immediately nominated for the 2019 Excellence in Writing Award which recognizes outstanding coverage of bank or bank-related issues and is distinguished for its clarity of expression.

2019 Issues and Themes:

Jan/Feb: Deepening the Bench: Leadership & Diversity 
Mar/Apr: Tech Power: Transformation & Modernization
May/Jun: High Stakes: Compliance & Risk
July/Aug: Mid-Year Review: Industry’s Current Climate
Sept/Oct: The Numbers Game: Finance & Credit
Nov/Dec: The Year Ahead: 2020 Bank Trends & Forecasts

2018 Issues and Themes:

Jan/Feb: Leadership, Recruitment & Retention
Mar/Apr: Women in Banking
May/Jun: Mid-Year Review (industry’s current climate)
July/Aug: Technology & Fintech
Sept/Oct: Compliance & Risk
Nov/Dec: Looking Ahead: Community Banking, 2019

WBA is continually seeking articles written by its members. Submit here

WBA is fortunate to handle a high volume of query submissions. Articles not immediately accepted for publication in WesternBanker may be considered for future issues, release through the WBA Communities forum, or through high-traffic social media channels including LinkedIn.

To be considered for publication, please submit a query introducing the controlling idea for the article as well as key supporting points. The query should not exceed two paragraphs, and all proposed articles must be educational in nature; product pitches will not be considered. WBA does not accept previously published work, and all articles are subject to revision by WBA editors. If accepted for publication, WBA reserves the right to withhold publishing if content or deadline criteria is not satisfied.

Please note: articles are generally due four to six weeks before the release month; therefore queries must be submitted well in advance of the anticipated content deadline.