Leadership Team

Leadership at Stonier is comprised of the Stonier Advisory Board and staff members of the ABA’s Professional Development group.

ABA Professional Development

Perette Bonner

Vice President and Program Director

American Bankers Association
Washington, DC

Perette Bonner is Vice President, Professional Development for the American Bankers Association. She is the Program Director for the Stonier Graduate School of Banking, the National Compliance School, the Intermediate Compliance School and the Graduate School of Compliance Risk Management. Topics in the schools cover strategic planning, leadership, economics and finance to technical issues covering the realm of compliance and risk management.

During her professional development career, she has managed computer simulation products, educational programs and international training projects in Romania, Thailand, Jordan, Egypt, and Switzerland. Perette came to the ABA in 1989, after graduating from York College of Pennsylvania with a BS degree in Engineering Management and is a graduate of the International Banking Summer School, held in 1997 in Cambridge, England.


Jim Edrington

Portrait of Jim Edrington

Executive Vice President

American Bankers Association
Washington, DC

Jim Edrington is responsible for ABA’s professional development business, which includes 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.

Jim has been with the ABA since February 2004 and is a member of ABA’s Executive Leadership Team. Prior to this, he spent 13 years at CheckFree Corporation, in not only a direct selling role, but also 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

Maggie Kelly

Vice President, Marketing

American Bankers Association
Washington, DC

Maggie Kelly joined the American Bankers Association (ABA) in March, 2005 as Vice President, Marketing, ABA Professional Development. Maggie is responsible for 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.


Eve Wallace, CFMP

Senior Vice President, Program Development

American Bankers Association
Washington, DC

Eve Wallace is Senior Vice President, Program Development in the Professional Development Group of the American Bankers Association. She and her team are responsible for curriculum development and marketing for ABA schools, conferences and telephone briefings. These programs are designed to meet the professional development and continuing education needs of the industry.

Eve has been at ABA for over 10 years. During her banking career, she was Vice President of Corporate Development at Chevy Chase Bank and Vice President of Marketing at First National Bank of Maryland. Eve earned her M.B.A. at Drexel University, received her B.A. in history and economics from Hunter College and studied British economic history at the University of London, Oxford, and University of Edinburgh.


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