ABA Government Relations Summit

March 20 – 22, 2017 • Washington Marriott Marquis • Washington DC
*Open to Bankers, Bank Directors & Trustees, State Association Executives and Service Members.

Summit Overview  |  Registration  |  Program  |  Forums  |  Venue  |  Guest Tour

Monday, Ma​rch 20  |  Tuesday, March 21  |  Wednesday, March 22

Monday, March 20

7:15 am – 3:00 pm Forums and Committee Meeting Registration & Information​​​
8:30 am – 4:00 pm ​​Mutual Community Bank Forum​
11:30 am – 4:00 pm Emerging Leaders Forum 
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Government Relations Summit Registration & Information​​​
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm​ Orientation for Capitol Hill Visits (open to all attendees)
Capitol Hill Visits are appointment-only meetings made by your State Bankers Association, and are a core component of the ABA Government Relations Summ​it. At this orientation you will get a briefing on how to use this time most effectively plus highlights on the key issues and messages to focus on your Hill visit. For more information email Matt Brown.
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm Emerging Leaders Forum Reception (Forum attendees only)
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Women's Leadership Forum Reception (Forum attendees only)
6:15 pm – 7:30 pm Summit Opening Reception (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

  • Chris D’Angelo, Associate Director, Supervision, Enforcement and Fair Lending, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

  • 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.​

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)
Ranking Member
Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee

New Administration, New Congress, New Game Plan

Rob Nichols
President and CEO
American Bankers Association

Call on Congress to Act
  • Stanley Jenks
    Chairman, ABA Government Relations Council Administrative Committee
    President and CEO, Security Bancorp MHC, Monmouth, Illinois

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

MarkCalabria ​​Mark Calabria
A​ssistant to the Vice President of the United States and Chief Economist​​

Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD)
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

Kenneth L. Burgess, Jr.
ABA Chairman-Elect
FirstCapital Bank of Texas, NA
Midland, TX

Taking Our Story to the White House

  • Leslie Andersen
    President and CEO
    Bank of Bennington
    Bennington, NE
  • Laurie Stewart
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Sound Financial Bancorp, Inc.
    Seattle, WA

  • Moderator: Jeff Szyperski
    ABA Vice-Chairman
    Chairman, President and CEO
    Chesapeake Bank
    Kilmarnock, VA

Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas)
House Financial Services Committee

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana)
Majority Whip
U.S. House of Representatives

How Social Media Has Changed Advocacy
Kayla Tausche
On-Air Correspondent
Andrew Carroll
Politics, Government,
& Advocacy Sales
Nick Meads
Account Executive
Chase Mohney
Politics and Advocacy

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 Women's Leadership Forum

*Program subject to change


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