*agenda subject to change
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.       
Registration + Breakfast        
8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.       
Al Dominick,
Managing Director, Bank Director
Jack Milligan, Editor, Bank Director
To open the fourth annual Bank Chairman/CEO Peer Exchange, Bank Director’s Managing Director, Al Dominick, and Jack Milligan, the Editor of Bank Director magazine share recent trends and topics that influenced the setting of this year’s agenda.
8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.       
Keynote:  Leadership Starts at the Top
Catheen Nash,
President & CEO, Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc.
James L. Wolohan, Chairman, Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc.
8:45 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.        
The State of Our Financial Industry
Ben A. Plotkin,
Vice Chairman of the Board, Stifel Financial Corp.; Executive Vice President, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc.; and Executive Vice President, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
This session reviews the current capital market and operating conditions for community banks in order to help a CEO and Chairman make more informed decisions relative to the strategic challenges ahead.
9:35 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.       
Train Like You Fight, Fight Like You Train: The Role of the Board in Managing Risk
Claude E. Davis,
President & CEO, First Financial Bank
Michele P. Sullivan,
Partner, Crowe Horwath LLP
While the board of directors is not responsible for managing an institution’s risk profile on a day-to-day basis – they are accountable to shareholders for the success of its risk management program. This session explores the CEO and Chairman’s role in developing a plan for the board and a bank’s management team to successfully work together.

10:25 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.       
Refreshment Break
10:40 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.       
Peer Exchange I:  Driving Performance While Managing Risk
Participants will be divided into small groups to discuss a variety of topics focused on risk. Representatives from Crowe Horwath LLP and Wolters Kluwer Financial Services will serve as as-needed advisers for the dicussions.

12:10 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.       
1:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.       
Legislative & Regulatory Update:  The Latest News from Washington
Gary R. Bronstein,
Partner and Team Leader of Financial Institutions Practice, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Bert A. Otto, Deputy Comptroller, Central District, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Douglas Tucker, Corporate Counsel, Midland States Bank
While the FDIC, CFPB and OCC continue to generate headlines, many bankers have developed communication plans to manage their regulatory relationships.  While most desire less regulation and oversight, this session shares emerging issues that a CEO and Chairman must prepare to address.

2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.        
Incorporating Compliance Risk Management into Your Growth Strategy
Timothy R. Burniston,
Vice President and Senior Director, Risk & Compliance Consulting Practice, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services
As banks grow in size and complexity, so does the need for “increased” corporate risk and compliance governance.  This need is compounded by the rate of regulatory change and increase in regulatory expectations. This session will review why it is so important to incorporate compliance risk management into your growth strategy, focusing on these questions:  How can regulatory change impact your growth strategy?  How can the absence of effective compliance risk management impede growth?  What are the regulatory implications of growth and acquisition without a strong compliance risk management program?  What questions might regulators pose in the face of an anticipated acquisition?  This session will also cover some suggested approaches the board might consider to effectively manage compliance risk in anticipation of sustainable growth.
2:50 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.       
Refreshment Break
3:05 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.       
Stocking the Bank with Talent for the Next Ten Years
David Boehmer,
Regional Managing Partner, Americas, Financial Services Practice, Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.
C. Dallas Kayser, Compensation Committee Chairman, City Holding Company
Philip McLaughlin, Chairman of the Board, City Holding Company
While a bank’s CEO and Chairman must work even more closely to drive bottom line performance while enhancing shareholder value — this team must also begin to identify — and groom — the next generation of bank leadership.  This presentation focuses on the kinds of people and skill sets, including the senior team along with line and operations people, banks will need to succeed in the coming years.
4:00 p.m. – 5:25 p.m.       
Peer Exchange II:  Building a Strong Franchise
Participants will be divided into small groups to discuss opportunities to grow a banks brand, client base and deposit base… be it through acquisition or organic means.  Representatives from Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP and Stifel Nicolaus Weisel will serve as as-needed advisers for the discussion.
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.       
Cocktail Reception
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.       
8:00 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.       
Peer Exchange III:  Hot Topic Discussions
Participants will be divided into a new set of peer groups.  Topic outlines will be developed based on input from attendees prior to the event and may include issues like board structure and use of special committees.  Representatives from Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP and Stifel Nicolaus Weisel will serve as as-needed advisers for the discussion.
9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.       
Strong Board.  Strong Bank.
Joan Susie, CEO, Bank Director
9:40 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.        
A Look Under the Hood:  Directors & Officers Insurance
Dennis Gustafson,
SVP & Financial Institutions Practice Leader, AH&T Insurance
An interactive discussion that first reviews some unique tools which will allow you to understand how your bank is perceived by the D&O underwriters.  This session highlights best practices in the D&O renewal process along with a “top 10” list of D&O coverage enhancements that you should request.
10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.       
Compensation Techniques to Retain & Attract Talent
William Flynt Gallagher,
President, Meyer Chatfield Compensation Advisors
The banking industry is seeing an increase in the number of vacancies in the C-suite.  As more executives consider vacating their offices, banks must now find qualified talent that can quickly fill the voids. This presentation explores compensation techniques and incentive plans to keep your current management team motivated while attracting new talent to the bank.

11:20 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.        
Board Succession Challenges
James W. Cornelsen,
President & CEO, Old Line Bank and Old Line Bancshares, Inc.
Paul L. Simoff,
Principal, Austin Associates LLC
Joan Susie, CEO, Bank Director
A high performance board is no longer a luxury, it is a necessity.  Board members are under unprecedented pressure to perform.  The board, while carrying out traditional fiduciary duties, now have added regulatory mandates in areas as diverse as compensation and risk.  Boards struggle to tackle these new burdens in an industry environment that makes growth more challenging than ever.  So what can management do to help their board become more effective?  How can you find directors with specific skills and how do you gracefully transition ineffective directors off the board?  Our panel discusses how banks are tackling issues like these to build boards with the right skills to face emerging challenges.
12:10 p.m. – 12:20 p.m.       
Closing Remarks
Jack Milligan,
Editor, Bank Director