American Association of Bank Directors


About American Association of Bank Directors

American Association of Bank Directors (AABD) is a nonprofit trade organization that provides information, education, and advocacy services to individual bank and savings institution directors. 

Headquartered in Washington, DC, AABD is the only banking association in the U.S. that exclusively serves individual directors rather than their financial institutions. AABD hosts an array of committees and an annual conference. 

The American Association of Bank Directors offers many benefits to its members. These include access to AABD alerts which inform members of significant developments such as upcoming educational programs or concerning liability issues. Members can also access all AABD publications, free webinars, and the Calling All Bank Directors podcast. Additionally, members can participate in the director certification program through the affiliate company IBDE. Members can also participate in advocacy efforts to lessen the personal liability and burdens of bank and savings institution directors at the state and federal levels. Members enjoy discounts on select in-person or virtual educational programs and conference registration. 

AABD offers two membership options: Complimentary Premium and Associate. Complimentary Premium membership is open to all current and former members of the Board of Directors of a commercial bank, savings institution, or parent company. Associate membership is open to directors of credit unions, bank officers who do not serve on their bank boards, vendors, bank accounting firms, investment bankers, bank attorneys, and banking agency representatives. Prospective members may apply for membership online. 

Membership fees vary based on your subscription type. They range from $0 to $750 per year.


American Association of Bank Directors Facts

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HQ Location

Washington, DC

Requires Invitation


Accepts Applications


Has a Mobile App


Offers Publishing Privileges


Annual Membership Fees