ABA Government Relations Summit

March 20 – 22, 2017 • Washington Marriott Marquis • Washington DC
*Open to Bankers, Bank Directors & Trustees and State Ass​ociation Executives only.

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2017 Schedule

The 2017 schedule will be available soon. Please review the 2016 schedule below for insight into the speakers and topics discussed at the Summit.

2016 Schedule

Monday, March 14
6:30 am – 7:00 pm Registration & Information
7:45 am – 4:00 pm 2016 ABA Mutual Community Bank Forum
8:00 am – Noon Professional Development Council Meeting (by invitation only)
8:00 am – 11:00 am Banker Community Engagement Council Meeting (by invitation only)
8:30 am – 10:15 am Alliance of State Bankers Associations (by invitation only)
9:00 am – 1:00 pm Banker Advocacy and Grassroots Committee Meeting (by invitation only)
10:00 am – 11:15 am Communications Council (by invitation only)
Noon – 2:00 pm Government Relations Council Administrative Committee Meeting (by invitation only)
12:30 pm – 4:00 pm Emerging Leaders Forum (Pre-registration required)
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Orientation for Capitol Hill Visits (open to all attendees)
The banker visits to Capitol Hill are a core component of the Summit. These group meetings are appointments made in advance by your state bankers association, help show the industry's strength, conviction and unity. You and your banker peers are using this opportunity to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to discuss concerns about our communities, our industry and our country. At the Orientation you get a briefing on how to use this time most effectively. For more information email Matt Brown.
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm Emerging Leaders Forum Reception (Pre-registration required)
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Women's Leadership Forum Reception (Pre-registration required)
6:15 pm – 7:30 pm Evening Reception with Small Plates and Tastings
7:30 pm Dinner on Your Own

Tuesday, March 15
7:00 am – 11:30 am Registration & Information
7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast Buffet
7:00 am – 8:30 am ABA Payments Solutions Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)
7:45 am – 8:30 am Dialogue with Regulators: CFPB, FDIC, Federal Reserve, OCC
  • Moderator: Wayne Abernathy, Executive Vice President, Financial Institutions Policy and Regulatory Affairs, American Bankers Association

  • Maryann Hunter, Deputy Director, Division of Bank Supervision and Regulation, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

  • Peggy Twohig, Assistant Director, Office of Supervision Policy, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

  • Doreen Eberley, Director, Division of Risk Management Supervision, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

  • Darrin Benhart, Deputy Comptroller for Supervision Risk Management, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
8:15 am – 3:15 pm Guest Tour: Kennedy Center Tour with Lunch (SOLD OUT)
8:40 am – 11:30 am GENERAL SESSION

R. Daniel Blanton
ABA Chairman
Chief Executive Officer
Georgia Bank & Trust
Augusta, GA

The Washington Landscape
DanaPerinoDana Perino
Former White House Press Secretary, Political Commentator, and Co-Host of Fox’s The Five

​Political commentator and best-selling author Dana Perino served as the first Republican woman to be press secretary of the United States. As an expert in crafting and communicating key messages under stressful conditions, Perino will discuss the upcoming election and share personal stories of her experiences with the often contentious White House press corps.

Senator Tim Scott (R – SC)

Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

Strengthen Banking Through Political Engagement
R. Daniel Blanton
ABA Chairman
Chief Executive Officer
Georgia Bank & Trust
Augusta, GA
Rob Nichols
President and CEO
American Bankers Association

Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)

Chairman, House Financial Services Committee

Call on Congress to Act
PaulWillsonPaul G. Willson​
ABA Government Relations Council
Administ​rative Committee
Chairman of the Board
Citizens National Bank
Athens, TN
James BallentineJames Ballentine
Executive Vice President
Congressional Relations
and Political Affairs
American Bankers Association
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Capitol Hill Visits
5:00 pm Evening on Your Own

Wednesday, March 16
7:00 am – 11:30 am Registration & Information
7:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast Buffet
8:30 am – 11:30 am GENERAL SESSION
Dorothy Savarese
ABA Chairman-Elect
Chairman, President and CEO
Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank
Orleans, MA

SenShelbySenator Richard Shelby (R-AL)
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

The Changing Political Landscape and How Bankers Must Adapt
Ben White

Politico Chief Economic Correspondent
and Columnist​
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp

Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
Rep. Ed Perlmutter

House Committee on Financial Services

Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer

House Committee on Financial Services

Global Cyber Threats
Michael Daniel
Michael Daniel
Special Assistant to the President and
Cybersecurity Coordinator
Amias Gerety
Amias Gerety
, Acting Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Doug JohnsonDoug Johnson
Senior Vice President and
Senior Advisor Risk Management
American Bankers Association

Political Outlook with Charlie Cook and Stuart Rothenberg

CharlieCookCharlie Cook
Renowned Political Analyst
and Publisher of the
Cook Political Report​
StuartRothenbergStuart Rothenberg
Founding Editor and
Publisher of the
Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report

Charlie Cook and Stu Rothenberg are synonymous with the highest-caliber election forecasting and analysis in the business. For decades, they have been Washington’s most trusted—and most accurate—voices on all things political. Using poll numbers, economic indicators, historical data and entertaining anecdotes, Cook and Rothenberg will address the Washington landscape and the insights bankers need to be “in the know.”

  • R. Daniel Blanton, ABA Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Georgia Bank & Trust, Augusta, GA
11:45 am – 2:15 pm 2016 ABA Women's Leadership Forum

*Program subject to change

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Program ​Questions? Please contact Susan Bonney for more information.