JW Marriott Nashville
September 15, 2024


8:00 – 8:30 AM
Registration & Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 AM
Welcome & Introduction 
Jack Milligan, Editor-at-Large, Bank Director

8:45 – 9:30 AM
Governance Review
Michelle King, President, Bank Director
Emily McCormick, Vice President of Editorial & Research, Bank Director
To start off Bank Director’s Advanced Director Certification Program, directors get back to basics with a review of the board’s role and responsibilities. What is expected of bank boards and individual directors? What are the attributes of an effective director, and what skill sets and backgrounds should be reflected in bank boardrooms? And what are the practices that help build stronger boards?

9:30 – 10:30 AM
Aligning Bank Board and Executive Leadership for the Future
Scott Petty, Partner, Chartwell Partners
Given the anticipated turnover in CEO and Board seats over the next five years, is your bank actively pursuing leaders whose skills are in sync with your institution’s strategic plan? Join us for a discussion on essential competencies for achieving organizational success and how to evaluate Board and C-Suite talent. Gather insights on the Board Refreshment and CEO Succession Planning processes. Attendees also gain access to our exclusive Board Skills Matrix and Succession Planning Model.

10:30 – 10:50 AM
Refreshment Break

10:50 – 11:50 AM
Performance & Value Management 
Bart Smith, Partner & Managing Director, Risk & Regulatory Insights, Performance Trust Capital Partners, LLC
What is a bank’s risk appetite, and why is it important? How do you manage risk appetite from a regulatory perspective and still satisfy performance demands of shareholders? What measures should I look at to evaluate risk appetite? How does risk appetite relate to multi-scenario interest rate risk analysis?

11:50 – 12:50 PM

12:50 – 1:50 PM
Business Continuity Management & Incident Response Planning
Tracy Hall, Senior Manager, Business Continuity Management, Crowe LLP
Trevor Quinlan, Senior Manager, Internal Audit Technology, Crowe LLP
Although separate disciplines under resiliency, this session explores why closer alignment and consistent governance of Business Continuity Management and Incident Response Planning is critical to ensuring that, from natural disasters to supply chain issues to cyber security breaches, banks are as prepared as possible to respond and recover from any type of incident that causes an interruption to normal operations.

1:50 – 2:10 PM
Refreshment Break

2:10 – 3:10 PM
Financial Strategy & Capital Allocation 
Brian Leibfried, Partner & Managing Director, Client Insights and Analytics, Performance Trust Capital Partners, LLC
This session focuses on the drivers of profitability and explores the pitfalls of using existing tools and frameworks to measure the risk or reward associated with capital allocation decisions. It also illustrates how old habits tee us up for unwelcome surprises.

3:10 – 4:10 PM
Industry Panel & Q&A
Kevin Ahern, Chairman, Investment Trust Company, Lead Director, Southwest Heritage Bank and Director, Bank of Idaho, Horizon Bank and InBank
Kathy Moe Lonowski, Former Regulatory Executive, FDIC and Current Director, Discover Financial Services
Jackson McConnell, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Pinnacle Bank
Moderated By: Emily McCormick, Vice President of Editorial & Research, Bank Director
Gain valuable insights as we hear from two financial industry leaders and a former regulator during a discussion of key issues and lessons learned.

4:10 – 4:25 PM
Closing Remarks: Prepare for Bank Board Training Forum 
Michelle King, President, Bank Director
As we close out the day, we discuss the required sessions needed to complete the Advanced Course Curriculum during the Bank Board Training Forum on the days that follow.

4:45 PM – 5:45 PM
Bank Board Training Forum Welcoming Reception & Registration
We welcome all registered participants of today’s events and those arriving in Nashville for tomorrow’s conference to a networking reception at the JW Marriott Nashville.