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

2014 Schedule


Monday, March 24, 2014
7:00 am – 7:00 pm Registration & Information
7:00 am – 4:00 pm 2014 ABA Mutual Community Bank Conference
8:00 am – 11:00 am Banker Community Engagement Council Meeting (by invitation only)
7:30 am – Noon Professional Development 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)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Community and Economic Development 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 25, 2014
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 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • Doreen Eberley, Director, Division of Risk Management Supervision
  • Mark Pearce, Director of the Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection
Dialogue with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
  • John Lyons, Senior Deputy Comptroller and Chief National Bank Examiner
  • Grovetta Gardineer, Deputy Comptroller for Compliance
  • Darrin Benhart, Deputy Comptroller, Credit and Market Risk
  • Carolyn DuChene, Deputy Comptroller for Operational Risk
Dialogue with the Federal Reserve
  • Kevin Bertsch, Associate Director, Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation
  • Jack P. Jennings, Senior Associate Director, Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation
8:40 am – 11:30 am GENERAL SESSION

Welcome
  • Jeff L. Plagge, ABA Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Financial Corp., Arnold Park, Iowa
Remarks
  • Frank Keating, President and CEO, American Bankers Association
Keynote Speaker
  • Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Chairman, House Financial Services Committee, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
Keynote Speaker
  • Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs
Keeping Up: Fighting Challenges from Competitors and Regulators
  • G. William Beale, President and Chief Executive Officer, Union First Market Bankshares Corporation, Richmond, Virginia

  • Jeff L. Plagge, ABA Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Financial Corp., Arnold Park, Iowa

  • Laurie W. Stewart, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sound Financial Bancorp, Inc., Seattle, Washington

  • Matthew H. Williams, Chairman and President, Gothenburg State Bank, Gothenburg, Nebraska
Amplify: Get Amped! Challenge Results
  • Max Cook, President and Chief Executive Officer, Missouri Bankers Association, Jefferson City, Missouri

  • William P. Hayes, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Kish Bank and Kish Bancorp, Inc., Belleville, Pennsylvania

  • Erin Scheithe, Vice President, American Bankers Association
Financial Education and Advocacy Initiative (FEAI)
  • John Hairston, Chief Executive Officer & COO, Hancock Holding Company, Gulfport, Mississippi

  • Mike Hunter, Chief Operating Officer, American Bankers Association
Linking Principles to Policy: Call on Congress to Act Panel
  • Rheo A. Brouillard, President and Chief Executive Officer, SI Financial Group Incorporated, Willimantic, Connecticut

  • Bruce T. Whitehurst, President and Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Bankers Association, Glen Allen, Virginia

  • Mike Hunter, Chief Operating Officer, American Bankers Association

  • James Ballentine, EVP, Congressional Relations and Political Affairs, American Bankers Association
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch
11:30 am – 2:30 pm: Buses depart for Capitol Hill from Parkview Entrance - East Lobby
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Capitol Hill Visits
Evening on Your Own

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
7:00 am – 11:30 am Registration & Information
7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast Buffet
7:30 am – 8:25 am Dialogue with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
  • Kathleen Ryan, Deputy Assistant Director for the Office of Regulations
8:30 am – 11:30 am GENERAL SESSION

Welcome
  • John A. Ikard, ABA Chairman-Elect, President and Chief Executive Officer, FirstBank Holding Company, Lakewood, Colorado

Keynote Speaker
  • Charlie Cook
    Editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report, and respected authority on U.S. elections and political trends
Keynote Speaker
  • Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), House Majority Leader
Reports from the Hill
  • John A. Ikard, ABA Chairman-Elect, President and Chief Executive Officer, FirstBank Holding Company, Lakewood, Colorado

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

Regulatory Discussion
  • R. Daniel Blanton, ABA Vice Chairman, President and CEO, Georgia Bank & Trust Company, Augusta, Georgia

  • Wayne Abernathy, EVP, Financial Institutions Policy & Regulatory Affairs, American Bankers Association

ABA/Alliance Regulatory Relief Task Force
  • Don Childears, President and CEO, Colorado Bankers Association, Denver, Colorado

Keynote Speaker
  • Peggy Noonan
    Wall Street Journal columnist, former presidential speechwriter and bestselling author
Closing
  • Jeff L. Plagge, ABA Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Financial Corp., Arnold Park, Iowa
11:45 am - 2:15 pm Women's Leadership Forum (Pre-registration required)

*Program subject to change

 

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