Session Presenters

Michelle Hickox

EVP & Chief Financial Officer

First Financial Bankshares, Inc.

Elise Walton


Pearl Meyer

Breakout 3: Leadership Talent Assessment: A Key to Unlocking Shareholder Value in Mergers

Experience shows that “strength of leadership” is an important factor in influencing the financial success of mergers.  Whether acquiring or being acquired, the skills, knowledge and effectiveness of the leadership team are key to unlocking shareholder value and realizing merger synergies.  This session shares best practices for assessing leadership in the context of a merger.

Session Resources

  • Session Presentation
  • Getting the Most From Your Bank Advisory Board
  • Looking Ahead to Executive Pay Practices in 2024: Banking Edition
  • Bank Board of Directors’ Pay, Policies, and Practices