Leadership at Stonier is comprised of the Stonier Advisory Board and staff members of the American Bankers Association.
Perette Bonner is responsible for the Stonier Graduate School of Banking and the ABA Wharton CEO Leadership Program within the Executive Education and CEO Programs group. Stonier is the flagship executive education program that offers a dynamic curriculum focused on strategic planning and execution, leadership, economics, risk and financial management. With Stonier’s inception in 1935, and since 2010, the program has continuously evolved and impacted through education thousands of the industry’s rising stars. Stonier is Perette’s passion and has earned its reputation as the industry’s preeminent graduate banking school.
During her career, Perette has managed the ABA Compliance Schools, ABA’s proprietary simulation products – BankExec and BankSim, the Business of Banking program and various educational programs and international training projects in Romania, Thailand, Jordan, Egypt and Switzerland. Perette came to ABA in 1989, after graduating from York College of PA with a degree in Engineering Management and is a 1997 graduate of the International Banking Summer School held in Cambridge, England. Perette has also completed ABA’s Leadership Program and The Leadership Edge: Strategies for the New Leader, Wharton Executive Education at the University of PA.
Jim Edrington is a member of ABA’s Executive Leadership Team, and is responsible for ABA’s customer-facing areas including membership, endorsed solutions and professional development. Jim has been with the ABA since February 2004, and prior to his current role, Jim managed ABA’s professional development and training covering a wide range of products, services and programs, designed to inform, educate and develop bankers in all stages of their career lifecycle. During his tenure with ABA, he has also managed ABA’s Relationship Selling team, with responsibility for working closely with Banking and Financial Services clients to meet their specific needs from a learning and development perspective.
Before joining ABA, Jim spent 13 years at CheckFree Corporation, in both a direct selling role plus as Vice President of Sales for CheckFree’s global financial e-commerce division. Prior to CheckFree, Jim was with Provident Bank of Maryland for 9 years, and served in various retail and marketing management roles.
Jim graduated from the University of Maryland in 1980 with a B.S. degree in Business and Management.
Maggie Kelly is responsible for ABA executive education and CEO programs. Maggie joined the American Bankers Association (ABA) in March, 2005 as Vice President, Marketing, and managed marketing initiatives to support ABA conferences, schools, online workshops and other related activities.
Before joining ABA, Maggie held the position of Vice President, International Marketing with The NASDAQ Stock Market, increasing NASDAQ’s visibility overseas, and supporting business development efforts primarily in Europe, India and the Far East. Prior to moving into the international area, she served as Director of Marketing for NASDAQ’s US market, developing executive programs, managing the NASDAQ.com web site, and building the NASDAQ brand through national TV and print advertising campaigns and other marketing communications.
Maggie has also worked in the technology sector in marketing communications for Dialcom, Inc., and gained experience on the agency side with Ogilvy & Mather Direct.
Maggie graduated from the Middlesex University, London, UK, and the Ecole Superieure de Commerce, Reims, France.