7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast & Registration

8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Jack Milligan, Editor-in-Chief, Bank Director
Jack Milligan, Bank Director’s Editor in Chief, will open the conference by reviewing the agenda and introducing the Bank Board Training Forum’s faculty of industry experts.

8:15 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.
The Future of Banking: A 10-Year Perspective
Jack Milligan, Editor-in-Chief, Bank Director
Whether it’s regulatory compliance, rising interest rates, competition from fintech companies in payments and lending, or devising an M&A strategy in a market where scale has become increasingly important — the challenges facing bank CEOs and their boards have rarely been more complex. This opening session frames the challenges facing banks today while providing context to the general session topics that make up this year’s agenda.

9:05 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.
Finding Your Place In An Industry In Transition
John K. Freechack, Principal, Piper Jaffray & Co.
The banking industry is in a state of transition: interest rates are likely to continue to rise, fintech competitors increasingly are making their presence felt and M&A activity has picked up momentum. This session lays out key developments that a bank’s board needs to be aware of.

9:55 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
Refreshment Break

10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
How Great is Your Compliance Culture?
Kenneth M. Achenbach, Associate, Bryan Cave LLP
The banking industry is more heavily regulated today than at any other time in its history — and state and federal regulators hold the board ultimately responsible for a bank’s compliance performance. This session reviews the principal regulations that banks need to know and describes the attributes of a sound compliance culture.

11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
The Importance of the Audit Committee (Even if You’re Not On It)
Salvatore Inserra, Partner, Crowe Horwath LLP
The audit committee is charged with retaining and supervising the bank’s external auditing firm and overseeing the external and internal auditing process. At public companies, the audit committee is also responsible for ensuring the integrity of the bank’s financial statements, and depending upon the committee setup, it may even have the responsibility for risk management. This session will review the audit committee’s duties and discuss best practices that will keep the committee running effectively.

11:50 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Networking Peer & Guest Lunch

12:50 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
The Key Risk Management Issues All Boards Need to Address
Jennifer Burke, Partner, Crowe Horwath LLP
Following the financial crisis, the bank regulatory agencies began to encourage banks to adopt a more comprehensive enterprise risk management program, including the creation of a standing risk committee of the board. This session will review the risk committee’s duties and lay out a framework for effective risk governance at the board level.

1:40 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Current Compensation Trends & Challenges
Katrina Gerenz, Principal, McLagan
Bryan Lemke, Director, McLagan
Today, a bank’s compensation committee members have the task of designing incentive compensation programs that will stand up under regulatory scrutiny while also providing competitive pay to their senior executives and most valuable producers. This session reviews both the latest trends in incentive compensation and the newest regulations coming out of Washington.

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Peer Collaboration
Peer interaction is an integral part of any learning experience. This is an opportunity to provide open dialogue about the opportunities and challenges facing you and your bank’s board. The attendees will break into small groups to discuss a list of topics pertinent to all members of the board.

4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.
Board Culture Is Not a Myth
C. Daniel DeLawder
, Chairman, Park National Bank Corporation
John Eggemeyer
, Chairman, PacWest Bancorp
Thomas R. Sloan, Chairman, BNC Bancorp
Moderated by: Jack Milligan, Editor-in-Chief, Bank Director
In this moderated discussion, Bank Director’s Editor-in-Chief explores the attributes that make up a strong governance culture with a panel of experienced directors from high performing institutions.

4:50 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Jack Milligan,
Editor-in-Chief, Bank Director

5:00 p.m.  – 6:00 p.m.
Networking Peer & Guest Cocktail Reception

7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

8:15 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.
Welcome Back & What the Board Needs to Know About Technology
Al Dominick, CEO, Bank Director
For many bank directors, technology is the black hole of knowledge since it tends to be poorly understood by those who are not technology experts. This session covers a range of crucial technology issues facing banks today — including mobile, branch modernization, the cloud, cyber security and compliance — in business (not technical) terms.

9:05 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.
The Current State of Lending
Michael Dillon, National Sales Director, Akouba
Chris Rentner, Founder & CEO, Akouba
Every bank has a loan approval process along with a loan or credit committee. But as competition from fintech companies to provide consumer, commercial real estate and small business loans accelerates, here is what outside directors need to know in order to make sure that sound lending policies are in place.

9:55 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
Refreshment Break

10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
What CEOs Want From Their Boards
Mark A. Schroeder, Chairman & CEO, German American Bancorp, Inc.
W. Kirk Wycoff, former Chairman, President & CEO, Continental Bank
Moderated by: Jack Milligan, Editor-in-Chief, Bank Director
A panel of accomplished bank CEOs will discuss how strong boards and engaged directors can help them perform better as leaders and business managers, ultimately to the benefit of their banks and their owners.

11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Putting It All Together: 5 Steps to Build A Strong Board
James J. McAlpin Jr., Partner, Bryan Cave LLP
A strong board begins with a set of enlightened governance policies and procedures that center on honesty, personal integrity and accountability. This session will offer a set of best practices that every board should compare themselves to.

11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Concluding Remarks
Jack Milligan, Editor-in-Chief, Bank Director
For more information and to register, please email or call our events department at [email protected] or (877) 397-7595.