Heather Landy was named editor in chief of American Banker Magazine in 2011. She had spent the previous two years on the staff of the magazine�s sister publication, American Banker, where she reported on large institutions and an array of governance, risk, accounting and regulatory issues affecting the sector. Prior to joining American Banker, she was a special correspondent to The Washington Post, covering Wall Street. In 2007 she won a Gerald Loeb Award, one of the highest honors in business journalism, while reporting on the retail industry for The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. She began her career at Bloomberg News, covering various beats including corporate finance, retailing and heavy industry.
There are only a few dozen banks with assets of $20 billion to $350 billion. In this regulatory climate, these regional banks in the middle of the size spectrum look very much like the industry's new sweet spot.