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As the leader of the firm’s Chicago financial institutions practice, I manage a team that offers audit, tax, and risk management consulting services to a variety of bank and credit union clients.
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I’m a 10th-generation descendant of the Hopkins family who came to America on the Mayflower and is reported to have hosted Squanto during the first Thanksgiving. I suppose my love of hosting and sharing is a genetically inspired trait.

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Why community banks should embrace the “three lines of defense”
Risk management isn’t a one-person job. Gear up your recruiting game, and get others in your organization to help strengthen your defensive line.
Brady Nitchman
Article February 02, 2017 3 min read
The Military Lending Act expands protections. Are you ready?
The final rule amending the Military Lending Act went into effect in October 2016, providing additional protections for certain types of loans to active duty military members and spouses and dependents. Here's an overview and a detailed FAQ.
Brady Nitchman
Article September 19, 2016 3 min read