By Larry Nichols, President and CEO
Spring has sprung! Flowers are blooming, the days are longer and the winter blues have finally melted away. I, for one, am very excited to put my winter coat up.
We’re thrilled to have another successful CEO Forum in the books! We had 25 attendees, including 11 first-timers, join us in Charleston, South Carolina for our sixth annual forum. At the event, Lee Wetherington and Nicole Harper from Jack Henry facilitated strategic discussions around key topics such as digital service and engagement, data, fraud and security, lending, deposits, payments and fintech. And, we had a whole lot of fun, eating delicious Southern food and enjoying the unique Charleston architecture! We hope to see more of you at next year’s forum; keep an ear out for details on the 2024 event soon.
Speaking of events, we’re looking forward to hosting MDT E3, formerly known as MDT Connect, May 22nd-24th at the Westin in Southfield, Michigan. The MDT E3 conference will be centered on three core goals: engage, educate and empower. We hope you’ll join us for our 10th annual conference (can you believe it?!) where you’ll have the opportunity during our new three-day schedule to engage with fellow MDT clients, MDT employees and business partners; get educated on industry trends and technology as well as product updates; and become empowered with essential knowledge for continued success. Trust me, you won’t want to miss this event!
Each year, stand-out MDT individuals are selected to receive the President’s Choice Award, which recognizes employees who are incredibly dedicated to MDT and their clients as well as showcase exceptional work ethic. I’m excited to announce the 2022 President’s Choice Award recipients, Christine Clark, Senior Business Consultant, and Dustin Sturdevan, Conversion Programmer! Christine and Dustin’s positive attitudes, patience and persistence to succeed even when faced with challenges led to them winning this award. Winners of the President’s Choice Award receive a beautiful art glass trophy, personalized with their name, along with a $1,000 bonus from MDT and a special dinner. Congrats to them both!
Hope everyone stops to smell the flowers this spring! The next thing we know we’ll be in the midst of summer, enjoying warm weather, days at the pool and BBQs with family and friends. Looking forward to seeing many of you in May at our conference!