ABA Government Relations Summit

March 23 – 25, 2015 • Washington Marriott Marquis • Washington DC
*Open to Bankers, Bank Directors & Trustees and State Association Executives only.


Overview  |  Registration  |  Program  |  Emerging Leaders and Hill Orientation

2015 Schedule

Monday, March 23
6:30 am – 7:00 pm Registration & Information
7:00 am – 3:30 pm 2015 ABA Mutual Community Bank Conference
7:30 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)
10:30 am – 11:30 am Banker Advocacy and Grassroots Committee Meeting (by invitation only)
Noon – 2:00 pm Government Relations Council Administrative Committee Meeting (by invitation only)
2:00 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)
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-registered attendees only)
6:15 pm – 7:30 pm Evening Reception with Small Plates and Tastings
7:30 pm Evening on Your Own

Tuesday, March 24
7:00 am – 11:30 am Registration & Information
7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast Buffet
7:30 am – 8:30 am Dialogue with Regulators: FDIC, Federal Reserve, OCC
  • Federal Reserve
    Maryann Hunter
    Deputy Director, Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation
    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

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

  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
    Darrin Benhart
    Deputy Comptroller for Supervision Risk Management

  • Moderator: Hu Benton, Vice President, Banking Policy, American Bankers Association
8:30 am – 11:30 am GENERAL SESSION

Welcome and Opening Remarks​
John Ikard
ABA Chairman
President and CEO
FirstBank Holding Company 
Lakewood, CO​​
Frank Keating
President and CEO
American Bankers Association
Washington, DC

Getting Ahead of the Cyber Curve
ModeratorJ. Duncan Campbell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pennsylvania Bankers Association

Banker ​Advo​cate of the Year Awards

Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)
Chairman, House Financial Services Committee

Call on Congress to Act
​​​​Daniel J. Bla​nton

ABA Chairman-Elect
Chief Executive Officer
Georgia Bank & Trust 
Augusta, GA

Laurie Stewart

Chairman, ABA​ Government Relations Council
President ​and Chief Executive Officer
Sound Financial Bancorp, Inc.
Seattle, WA

James Ballentine

EVP, Congressional Relations and Political Affairs
American Bankers Association
Washingt​on, DC

11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch
11:30 am – 2:30 pm: Depart for Capitol Hill 
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Capitol Hill Visits
5:00 pm Evening on Your Own

Wednesday, March 25
7:00 am – 11:30 am Registration & Information
7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast Buffet
7:30 am – 8:30 am Dialogue with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
8:30 am – 11:30 am GENERAL SESSION

Reports from the Hill
Daniel J. Blanton
ABA Chairman-Elect
Chief Executive Officer
Georgie Bank & Trust
Augusta, GA
​James Ballentine
EVP, Congressional Relations and Political Affairs
America​n Bankers Association​
Washington, DC

11:45 am - 2:15 pm Women's Leadership Forum (Pre-registration required)

*Program subject to change

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