*Agenda subject to change7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast + Registration

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Setting the Stage
Jack Milligan, Editor, Bank Director magazine
To open our annual Bank Board Training Forum, Bank Director magazine’s Editor Jack Milligan introduces the Bank Board Training Program’s faculty of industry experts and reviews the agenda for the courses to follow.

8:45 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.
The World in Which We Live
Steven P. Kent,
President, River Branch Capital LLC
Many directors come from a non-banking background.  This session provides both insight into the challenges facing the industry and possible strategies for your bank to deploy as the financial community undergoes substantial changes.  This session takes a look at the past few years to provide context for today’s operating and economic conditions.

9:35 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.
Case Studies of High Performing Banks and Their Boards
Jack Milligan, Editor, Bank Director magazine
Year in and year out, some banks always perform better than their peers regardless of the economic or business environment.  What’s their secret?  In this session, we take a close look at several high performing banks and explain how their board practices help drive their banks’ performance.

10:25 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Refreshment Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.
Peer Collaboration
Peer interaction is an integral part of any learning experience.  This is an opportunity to provide open dialogue about the opportunities & challenges facing you and your bank’s board.  The attendees will break into small group discussions to discuss a list of topics pertinent to all members of the board.

11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Governance Issues & The Role of the Board
James J. McAlpin, Jr.,
Partner & Leader of the Financial Services Group, Bryan Cave LLP
There has never been a greater need for well functioning, informed and courageous boards of directors of banks and bank holding companies.  By definition, corporate governance refers to the structures and processes for the direction and control of companies.  This session lays out the relationships among the management, board of directors, controlling shareholders, minority shareholders and other stakeholders, and it digs deeply into the role of the board in today’s challenging environment.

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Regulatory Overview
Walter G. Moeling, IV,
Partner, Bryan Cave LLP
Charged with the responsibility to ensure a safe and sound banking system, regulatory agencies like the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) and Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) exert significant pressure and influence on a bank’s board.  Five years after the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, the regulatory environment today is marked by changing rules, new legislation and heightened expectations that this session overviews.

2:20 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Audit Committee Issues
Salvatore Inserra, Audit Partner, Crowe Horwath LLP
Audit committee members are required to understand a broad range of highly technical financial, audit and risk management issues, and this informative session identifies the key information that every audit committee member needs to know.

3:10 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Refreshment Break

3:30 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
Director’s Panel
Archie L. Bransford, Jr.,
Audit Committee Chairman, State Bank Financial Corporation
William H. Fenstermaker, Chairman, IBERIABANK Corporation
David L. Porteous, Lead Director, Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
Moderated by:  Jack Milligan,
Editor, Bank Director magazine
A group of experienced directors from various sized banks joins us to discuss the duties and challenges facing directors in today’s banking environment as they share their personal experiences and pass on what they’ve learned.

4:20 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wrap Up Day One

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Networking Cocktail Reception 

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Welcome Back
Al Dominick,
President, Bank Director 

8:45 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.
Compensation Committee Issues
Katrina L. Gerenz,
Principal, McLagan
Liz Kiley, Associate Partner, McLagan 
Compensation committees have the challenge of designing plans that reward performance in an environment where bank performance is being challenged.  This session provide an overview on the forces that are shaping the industry’s compensation plans along with the role of the compensation committee.

9:35 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.
Risk Management Issues
Jennifer F. Burke,
Risk Consulting Partner, Crowe Horwath LLP
Financial organizations of all sizes must account for numerous elements of risk.  Be it credit, operational, liquidity or market risk; enterprise risk management, crisis management or stress testing, risk is the four letter word that makes most bank executives and board members sweat.  More than ever, the board is responsible for making sure that the bank has a strong risk management program in place.

10:25 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Refreshment Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
A CEO’s Perspective on Board Performance
Peter F. Benoist,
President & CEO, Enterprise Financial Services Corp
Jean R. Hale, Chairman, President and CEO, Community Trust Bancorp, Inc.
Ron Samuels, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Avenue Bank
Moderated by:  Jack Milligan,
Editor, Bank Director magazine
A panel of bank CEOs share their thoughts on the value of a strong board, the importance of director independence and why there should be a clear delineation between the authority of the board and the responsibilities of management.

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Concluding Remarks
Jack Milligan, Editor, Bank Director magazine