The Hermitage Hotel
March 06 – 07, 2014

*agenda subject to change7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Breakfast + Registration

8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Al Dominick,
President, Bank Director
Jack Milligan, Editor, Bank Director magazine
To open the inaugural 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.  During this comprehensive board focused program you will learn best practices and receive the foundational information you need to better serve your board.

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Peer-to-Peer Roundtable
Peer interaction is an integral part of any learning experience.  Prior to beginning the first session, take time to meet in small groups to exchange current experiences with your colleagues.  This is an opportunity to provide open dialogue about the challenges facing you and your bank’s board.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Industry Overview
Steven P. Kent, President, River Branch Capital LLC
Many directors come from a non-banking background.  This session provides both insight into 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.

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Refreshment Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Role and Duties of the Board
Jack Milligan, Editor, Bank Director magazine
The board’s role typically encompasses matters that are risky, expensive and/or strategic. Directors have both a duty of loyalty and duty of care to the bank, and are responsible for overseeing the affairs of the bank.  Understanding the governance mandate of individual directors and the board takes center stage during this session.

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 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.

12:15 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.

1:10 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Welcome Back
Jack Milligan,
 Editor, Bank Director magazine 

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Risk Management Issues
Mike Percy, 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.

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Audit Committee Issues
Salvatore Inserra, 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 session identifies the key information that every audit committee member needs to know.

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Refreshment Break

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Strategic Planning
Salvatore Inserra, Partner, Crowe Horwath LLP
Steven P. Kent, President, River Branch Capital LLC
James J. McAlpin, Jr., Partner, Bryan Cave LLP
Kristine Oliver, Vice President, Pearl Meyer & Partners
Moderator:  Jack Milligan, Editor, Bank Director magazine
Some of the best banks today are fanatical about planned growth.  They stay profitable enough to make acquisitions and maintain adequate capital ratios — all while building their brand and extending their franchise through a well-thought-out program of growth.  This session provides insight into the board’s role of establishing and maintaining a high performance culture.

4:30 p.m – 5:30 p.m.
Director’s Panel
Frank A. Farnesi,
Chairman of the Board, Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc.
C. Dallas Kayser, Compensation Committee Chairman, City Holding Company
Ingrid S. Stafford, Audit Committee Chairman, Wintrust Financial Corporation
Moderator:  Jack Milligan, Editor, Bank Director magazine
A group of experienced directors 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.

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Networking Cocktail Reception

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Welcome Back
Jack Milligan,
Editor, Bank Director magazine

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Compensation Committee Issues
Laura Hay, Managing Director, Pearl Meyer & Partners
Compensation committees have the challenge of designing plans that reward performance in an environment where bank performance is being challenged.  This session provides an overview on the forces that are shaping the industry’s compensation plans along with the role of the compensation committee.

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Understanding Your Liability
Dennis Gustafson
, SVP & Financial Institutions Practice Leader, AHT Insurance
Serving on a board can expose directors to the risk of lawsuits from shareholders and regulators.  It’s important that you understand your bank’s Directors & Officers liability coverage and the protection it provides.

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Refreshment Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Governance Issues
James J. McAlpin, Jr., Partner, 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.

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Concluding Remarks
Jack Milligan, Editor, Bank Director magazine

*Certificates of attendance will be distributed at the conclusion of the event.