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

Monday, March 20
7:00 am – 7:00 pm Registration & Information​
8:00 am - 9:00 am ABA Mutual Community Bank Forum Breakfast
9:00 am – 3:30 pm ABA Mutual Community Bank Forum​
8:30 am – 10:15 am Alliance of State Bankers Associations (by invitation only)
12:00 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 adv​ance 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 21
7:00 am – 11:30 am Registration & Information
7:00 am – 8:40 am Breakfast Buffet
7:45 am – 8:30 am Dialogue with Regulators
  • Toney Bland, Senior Deputy Comptroller, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

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

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

  • Moderator: Wayne Abernathy, EVP, Financial Institutions Policy & Regulatory Affairs, American Bankers Association
8:40 am – 12:00 noon GENERAL SESSION

​​ Welcome

Dorothy Savarese.jpg Dorothy Savarese
ABA Chairman
President and CEO, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, Orleans, Mass.

Keynote Speaker

GRS17_Wallace_Chris.jpgChris Wallace
Award-Winning Journalist and Host of Fox News Sunday

An Insider's Look at Politics, the White House and the Future of America
Chris Wallace will discuss the future of the presidency and the impact of a Republican majority Congress. He will offer a rare perspective and eye-opening takeaways from the world of television news and politics.​

New Administration, New Congress, New Game Plan

Rob Nichols
President and CEO, American Bankers Association

Speak Up on Capitol Hill
  • Stanley Jenks, Chairman, ABA Government Relations Council Administrative Committee, President and Chief Executive Officer, Security Bancorp MHC, Monmouth, Ill.

  • James Ballentine, EVP, Congressional Relations and Political Affairs, American Bankers Association

Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho)
Member, Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Capitol Hill Visits
5:00 pm Evening on Your Own

Wednesday, March 22
7:30 am – 11:30 am Registration & Information
7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast Buffet
8:30 am – 11:00 am GENERAL SESSION

Keynote Speaker

GRS17_Mecurio_Paul.jpgPaul Mecurio
Correspondent, Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The Lighter Side of Washington
Paul Mecurio​ is a comedian who understands law, finance and business with firsthand experience. He graduated Georgetown Law School with high honors and then worked on Wall St. as an attorney (and an investment banker executing large merger and acquisition transactions). ​He has appeared on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show, The Late Show w/Stephen Colbert, and CBS Sunday Morning. He will discuss everything from the 2016 presidential campaign, politics and the media--including social media.

11:15 am – 1:00 pm ABA Women's Leadership Forum

*Program subject to change

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