7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.*agenda subject to change
Breakfast + Registration

8:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m.
Al Dominick, President, Bank Director
Jack Milligan, Editor, Bank Director magazine
To open the fifth annual Bank Chairman/CEO Peer Exchange, Bank Director’s President, Al Dominick, and Jack Milligan, the Editor of Bank Director magazine welcome CEOs, Chairmen and Lead Directors to the Four Seasons.

8:10 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Banking Industry Update
Ben A. Plotkin, Executive Vice President, Keefe Bruyette & Woods Inc., A Stifel Company
This session reviews capital markets and operating conditions for banks nationwide with a specific focus on the average size of banks represented at this event.  Included will be a discussion of the strategic implications of higher capital requirements and economic conditions on community banks.

9:05 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.
Keynote Speaker
Jay Sidhu, Chairman & CEO, Customers Bank
As Customers Bank expands its business in three states — Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey, learn what their Chairman & CEO sees as the strategic imperatives to building a strong, sustainable franchise.  Jay Sidhu is back, growing another bank, and during the keynote presentation, he talks about how it’s going.

9:35 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.
Growth & Profitability:  How The Top Banks Do It
Jack Milligan, Editor, Bank Director magazine
Kevin Tweddle,
President, Bank Intelligence Solutions from Fiserv
Some of the best banks today are fanatical about planned growth.  They must stay profitable enough to make acquisitions and maintain adequate capital ratios — all while building their brand and extending their franchise.  During this session, we will look at how the most successful institutions develop and execute their planned growth plans in today’s challenging environment.

10:25 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
Refreshment Break

10:40 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Peer Exchange I:  Building a Strong Franchise
Participants will be divided into small groups to discuss opportunities to grow a bank’s brand, client base and deposit base… be it through acquisition or organic means.

12:10 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.
Networking Lunch

1:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Perspectives on Cyber Security & Digital Issues
Gary R. Bronstein,
Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
John Griffith, Executive Vice President of Administration, General Counsel & Secretary, 1st Source Bank 
Benjamin Wallace, Executive Vice President, Operations & Technology, Orrstown Bank
As more banks embrace technology as a competitive differentiator, there are new challenges being faced. The practical side includes cyber attacks; on the legal front, cyber security poses issues as well.  This session looks at these and other digital risk issues.

2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Managing Risk to Ensure Growth
Robert M. Cashill,
 Chairman of the Board, Investors Bank
Dawnella Johnson,
Partner, Crowe Horwath LLP  
We continue to hear how directors and CEOs embrace the concept of enterprise risk management (ERM) as a risk mitigation tool rather than something regulators force them to adopt.  As many banks have hired chief risk officers and set up risk committees, this session focuses on strategies bankers might consider to manage risk while working to grow.

2:50 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.
Refreshment Break

3:05 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
Peer Exchange II:  Balancing Risk
Participants will be divided into a new set of small groups to discuss a variety of topics focused on risk.

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
A Look Under the Hood:  Directors & Officers Insurance
Dennis Gustafson, 
SVP & Financial Institutions Practice Leader, AHT Insurance
Coming from conversations about risk, we close day one with an interactive discussion that reviews how your bank is perceived by 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. 

5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
What We Are Hearing (aka Food for Thought)
Al Dominick, President, Bank Director
Jack Milligan, Editor, Bank Director magazine
To wrap up our first day, Al and Jack take a look at recent research projects and current editorial plans to identify topics for discussion this evening and tomorrow morning.

5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Networking Cocktail Reception

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.
Peer Exchange III:  Hot Topic Discussions
New sets of peer groups kick off day two of the peer exchange.  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.

9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Compensation Techniques to Retain and Attract Talent
William Flynt Gallagher, President, Compensation Advisors by Meyer-Chatfield
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.

10:20 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Refreshment Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Peer Exchange IV:  Current and Future Opportunities to Attract New Leaders and Key Staff
As new regulations and slim profit margins challenge the banking industry, the skills and backgrounds of the employees who work in banking must change as well.  This final peer exchange session focuses on how to find and attract new leaders and key staff.

11:35 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Final Thoughts & Key Takeaways
Al Dominick,
President, Bank Director
Jack Milligan, Editor, Bank Director magazine