Events : Bank Board Training Forum


7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Breakfast + Registration

8:00AM – 8:10AM
Characteristics of Strong Bank Boards
For CEOs, Chairmen, Lead Directors and Board Members
Al Dominick, CEO, Bank Director
Al Dominick, the CEO of Bank Director, opens the event by reviewing the event agenda.

8:10 AM – 8:40 AM
Keynote
For CEOs, Chairmen, Lead Directors and Board Members
John Maxfield, Executive Editor, Bank Director
Katherine B. Quinn
, Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer, U.S. Bancorp
U.S. Bancorp is the gold standard in the bank industry; it has the highest debt rating among all banks and consistently leads its peer group in terms of profitability, efficiency and innovation. Among executives at the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based bank, few have a broader set of responsibilities than Katherine Quinn, who has been chief strategy and reputation officer since 2015 and was promoted in 2017 to vice chairman and chief administrative officer. In this fireside chat, hear insights into her work, positioning U.S. Bancorp as one of the most trusted and revered brands in the bank industry.

8:40 AM – 9:20 AM
Where the Industry Is Headed
For CEOs, Chairmen, Lead Directors and Board Members
Steven D. Hovde, Chairman & CEO, Hovde Group, LLC
The session focuses on the operating conditions, opportunities and challenges that are on the horizon for the banking industry.

9:20 AM – 9:35 AM
Refreshment Break

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9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Exclusive CEO, Chairman and Lead Director Peer Exchanges
During the peer exchange sessions on Day One of the Forum, CEOs, Chairmen and Lead Directors candidly discuss a variety of topics in a private, off-the-record setting. Each peer group has the opportunity to participate in all five of the topic exchanges listed below.

Peer Exchange I: Organic Growth + M&A Issues
Kirk Hovde
, Managing Director & Head of Investment Banking, Hovde Group, LLC

Peer Exchange II: Compensation + Talent Issues
Daniel Rodda
, Partner, Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC

Peer Exchange III: Legal + Governance Issues
James J. McAlpin, Jr.
, Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Peer Exchange IV: Audit + Risk Issues
Steve Wagner
, Partner, Crowe LLP

Peer Exchange V: Technology Challenges + Opportunities
Ed Kelley, Vice President Sales, Financial Institutions, TransCard Payments, LLC

9:35 AM – 10:15 AM
Challenges Facing The Audit Committee
For Board Members Only
Salvatore Inserra, Partner, Crowe LLP
Bank audit committees are responsible for overseeing the external auditor and the external auditing process, while publically owned banks have the added responsibility of ensuring the integrity of the company’s financial statements. This session provides an overview of some of the challenges facing audit committees today and offers some best practice solutions.

10:15 AM – 10:55 AM
Board of Directors’ Role Aligning Executive Pay & Performance
Susan O’Donnell
, Partner, Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC
For Board Members Only
Bank compensation committees have the challenge of designing incentive pay programs that motivate and reward executives for delivering strong business results while balancing regulatory perspectives (and shareholder perspectives for public banks). This session provides techniques the committee should consider when setting incentive goals and assessing whether pay is aligned appropriately with performance.

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10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Exclusive CEO, Chairman and Lead Director Peer Exchanges
CEOs, Chairmen and Lead Directors attend the second round of peer exchange sessions led by industry leaders.

Peer Exchange I: Compensation + Talent Issues
Daniel Rodda
, Partner, Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC

Peer Exchange II: Legal + Governance Issues
James J. McAlpin, Jr.
, Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Peer Exchange III: Audit + Risk Issues
Steve Wagner
, Partner, Crowe LLP

Peer Exchange IV: Technology Challenges + Opportunities
Ed Kelley,
Vice President Sales, Financial Institutions, TransCard Payments, LLC

Peer Exchange V: Organic Growth + M&A Issues
Kirk Hovde
, Managing Director & Head of Investment Banking, Hovde Group, LLC

10:55 AM – 11:35 AM
Disruptors in the Financial Services Industry
For Board Members Only
Jennifer Burke, Partner, Crowe LLP
Enterprise risk management, chief risk officers and board level risk committees have increasingly become the structures that banks use to control risk. This session reviews all three of these structures and includes a conversation around the following risks: cyber, disruptions, operational and emerging. 

11:35 AM – 12:45 PM
Networking Lunch for CEOs, Chairmen, Lead Directors and Board Members

12:45 PM – 1:25 PM
What Makes Great Boards Great
Alan J. Kaplan
, Founder & CEO, Kaplan Partners
For Board Members Only
A community bank board of directors should be one of an institution’s strongest assets and a strategic resource.  Today’s best practices require an enhanced focus on board culture, accountability, leadership development and director succession. Is your board truly performing at the highest level? 

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12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
Exclusive CEO, Chairman and Lead Director Peer Exchanges
CEOs, Chairmen and Lead Directors attend the third round of peer exchange sessions led by industry leaders.

Peer Exchange I: Legal + Governance Issues
James J. McAlpin, Jr.
, Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Peer Exchange II: Audit + Risk Issues
Steve Wagner
, Partner, Crowe LLP

Peer Exchange III: Technology Challenges + Opportunities
Ed Kelley,
Vice President Sales, Financial Institutions, TransCard Payments, LLC

Peer Exchange IV: Organic Growth + M&A Issues
Kirk Hovde
, Managing Director & Head of Investment Banking, Hovde Group, LLC

Peer Exchange V: Compensation + Talent Issues
Susan O’Donnell
, Partner, Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC

1:25 PM – 2:05 PM
Trends in Regulatory Compliance
James Stevens
, Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP
Seth Winter, Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP
For Board Members Only
Banking is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the country, and the board is ultimately responsible for making sure that their bank is in full compliance with applicable laws and regulations. This session discusses current trends in regulatory compliance and offers a range of compliance best practices. 

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2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Exclusive CEO, Chairman and Lead Director Peer Exchanges
CEOs, Chairmen and Lead Directors attend the fourth round of peer exchange sessions led by industry leaders.

Peer Exchange I: Audit + Risk Issues
Steve Wagner
, Partner, Crowe LLP

Peer Exchange II: Technology Challenges + Opportunities
Ed Kelley,
Vice President Sales, Financial Institutions, TransCard Payments, LLC

Peer Exchange III: Organic Growth + M&A Issues
Kirk Hovde
, Managing Director & Head of Investment Banking, Hovde Group, LLC

Peer Exchange IV: Compensation + Talent Issues
Daniel Rodda
, Partner, Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC

Peer Exchange V: Legal + Governance Issues
James J. McAlpin, Jr.
, Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

2:05 PM – 2:20 PM
Refreshment Break

2:20 PM – 2:55 PM 
What Bank Boards Are Missing About the Future of Banking and Why
Thomas K. Brown, Founder & CEO, Second Curve Capital LLC
For Board Members Only
Hear from Tom Brown, the founder and CEO of Second Curve Capital LLC, an investment-management and financial-services advisory firm, and the Chairman of Bankstocks.com, a popular website for news and commentary about the financial services industry. Tom shares his thoughts on why technology is having such a big impact on banking today, and what boards must focus on because of technology.

2:55 PM – 3:30 PM
Peer Collaboration
For Board Members Only
Directors in attendance will have the opportunity to candidly discuss a variety of topics in a private, off-the-record setting.

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3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Exclusive CEO, Chairman and Lead Director Peer Exchanges
The final round of peer exchange sessions occurs to cover the remaining topics with CEOs, Chairmen and Lead Directors.

Peer Exchange I: Technology Challenges + Opportunities
Ed Kelley,
Vice President Sales, Financial Institutions, TransCard Payments, LLC

Peer Exchange II: Organic Growth + M&A Issues
Kirk Hovde
, Managing Director & Head of Investment Banking, Hovde Group, LLC

Peer Exchange III: Compensation + Talent Issues
Susan O’Donnell
, Partner, Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC 

Peer Exchange IV: Legal + Governance Issues
James J. McAlpin, Jr.
, Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Peer Exchange V: Audit + Risk Issues
Steve Wagner
, Partner, Crowe LLP

3:40 PM – 4:15 PM 
Hot Topics Facing Directors 
For Board Members Only
Iris S. Chan, Director, East West Bancorp
Lisa Crutchfield
, Director, Fulton Financial Corporation
Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover
, Director, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc.
Moderated by: 
Jack Milligan, Editor-in-Chief, Bank Director
Hear a discussion with three leading bank directors focused on hot topic issues that face all board members, moderated by Bank Director’s Editor-in-Chief.

4:20 PM – 5:00 PM
Governance Best Practices
For CEOs, Chairmen, Lead Directors and Board Members
James J. McAlpin, Jr., Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
It is no coincidence that banks with a record of strong financial performance also have strong boards that pay close attention to their governance culture. This session focuses on a variety of best practices that help drive their results. 

5:00 PM – 5:05 PM
Closing Remarks
Al Dominick, CEO, Bank Director

5:05 PM – 6:15 PM
Networking Peer + Guest Reception

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Breakfast

8:00 AM – 8:10 AM
Welcome Back
Jack Milligan, Editor-in-Chief, Bank Director
Jack Milligan, the Editor-in-Chief of Bank Director magazine, welcomes attendees back for Day Two of the Bank Board Training Forum.

8:10 AM – 8:50 AM
Understanding the Payments Landscape and Its Effect on the Banking Industry
Ed Kelley, Vice President Sales, Financial Institutions, TransCard Payments, LLC
For CEOs, Chairmen, Lead Directors and Board Members
The payments landscape is constantly changing and creating opportunities and obstacles for your bank.  This session helps the audience navigate these turbulent times.

8:50 AM – 9:30 AM
Small Business Lending – The Borrower Experience
Ahron Oddman, 
AVP, Community & Regional Financial Institutions, nCino, Inc.
For CEOs, Chairmen, Lead Directors and Board Members
Banks have the credibility and experience that come with hundreds of years of processing loans, along with a low cost of capital, which represents a tremendous resource for the small businesses counting on them. But they must adopt. If banks take a cue from disruptors and incorporate technology and automation into a more efficient lending process while they digitally connect with borrowers, they can better serve their small business customers today and well into the future.

9:30 AM – 10:10 AM
M&A and Organic Growth Trends
Jonathan S. Hightower
, Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
For CEOs, Chairmen, Lead Directors and Board Members
As consolidation continues and regional champions evolve, this session provides a macro-level view on the current operating environment, key performance indicators and emerging M&A issues and growth trends.

10:10 AM – 10:25 AM
Refreshment Break

10:25 AM – 11:05 AM
Preparing for a Changing Rate Environment
Gerrit van de Wetering, Director, BMO Capital Markets Corp.
For CEOs, Chairmen, Lead Directors and Board Members
As interest rates continue to rise, banks should seriously consider hedging against a steepening yield curve and higher rates. In this session, learn more about available hedging tools and how they can be used to manage interest costs in today’s market.

11:05 AM – 11:45 AM 
Challenges & Opportunities Facing Leading CEOs
For CEOs, Chairmen, Lead Directors and Board Members
F. Scott Dueser, Chairman, President & CEO, First Financial Bankshares, Inc.
David P. Mansfield, CEO, The Provident Bank
Dorothy A. Savarese, President & CEO, The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank
Moderated by: Al Dominick, CEO, Bank Director
Hear from three leading bank CEOs as they discuss the challenges and opportunities that their banks face with regard to the topics of (1) deposits, (2) earnings and efficiency and (3) credit. 

11:45 AM – 11:50 AM
Concluding Remarks
Al Dominick, CEO, Bank Director