Robin Sawyer to Present on Model Risk Management and Model Validation for Community Banks at the Maryland Bankers Association Annual Convention

Rockville, Md., May 21, 2015 – Robin Sawyer, Partner in the DHG Financial Services practice, will present a Power Hour session, Model Risk Management and Model Validation for Community Banks, at the Maryland Bankers Association (MBA) Annual Convention. The event will be held on May 31 – June 3, 2015, at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

“A strong model risk management program starts with a sound model validation plan,” said Walter McNairy, Managing Partner of DHG Financial Services. “Robin offers extensive experience helping financial institutions manage risk, and he will share best practices from his work with clients.”

Sawyer has close to 20 years of financial services experience and more than 25 years of total business experience. Prior to joining DHG, Sawyer served as a bank audit manager with a Big Four accounting firm, a CFO of a business enterprise with derivative activity and a controller for a large international real estate investment management company.

Hundreds of bank CEOs, directors and senior management decision-makers will gather for educational programs, networking events and the annual election of association leadership at the 119th Annual Convention.

DHG is proud to attend and sponsor this year's convention. For more information or to register, visit the MBA’s website.

About DHG Financial Services

DHG Financial Services, a national practice of Dixon Hughes Goodman, focuses on publicly traded and privately-held financial services companies across the U.S. Our 30 financial services partners and more than 300 dedicated professionals provide our clients with in-depth industry knowledge and a wide range of assurance, tax and advisory services to address issues facing the financial services industry in today's challenging environment.

About Dixon Hughes Goodman

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