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The schedule for the 2020 program is currently in development and will be posted once available. In the meantime, review the 2019 program for insights into topics covered at the conference.

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  • Sunday, Mar 31

  • Monday, Apr 1

Sunday, Mar 31

2:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Registration and Information

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Reception with ABA Officers and Board for all Mutual Forum attendees

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Dinner with ABA Officers for all Mutual Forum Attendees

Monday, Apr 1

8:00 am – 1:30 pm

Registration and Information

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Breakfast Buffet

9:15 am – 11:00 am

General Session

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Presiding Officer:
Jim McQuade, Chairman, ABA Mutual Institutions Council
President and CEO
Dollar Bank
Pittsburgh, PA

Enterprise Risk Management: How to Put Together an Effective Program

Vanessa Greene
Director of Compliance and CRA Officer
The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank
Orleans, MA
Jill Peter
Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
Kennebunk Savings Bank
Kennebunk, ME

Steven Antonakes
Executive Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management
Eastern Bank
Boston, MA

Mergers & Acquisitions—Utilizing the Mutual Advantage
Learn how you can effectively compete and succeed in today’s increasingly competitive M&A market

Robert Montgomery-Rice
President and CEO
Bangor Bancorp MHC
Bangor, ME
Rich Schaberg
Hogan Lovells LLP

11:00 am – 11:15 am


11:15 am – 12:10 pm

General Session
Incentive Plans & Challenges: Compensating Talent to Compete

All banks face challenges attracting and incentivizing talented employees. For Mutual Institutions these challenges can be even more acute, lacking the ability to offer stock and similar incentives. Nevertheless, there are powerful ways your bank can compete. This session will explore incentive plan approaches and other “tools” to leverage your bank’s competitive advantage.

Mark O’Connell
President and CEO
Avidia Bank
Hudson, MA
Dorothy Savarese
Chairman, President and CEO
Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank
Orleans, MA

Susan O’Donnell
Partner—Banking Industry
Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC

12:10 pm – 12:20 pm


12:20 pm – 1:20 pm

Luncheon with Keynote Speaker
Getting GRIT: Cultivating Passion, Perseverance, and Purpose for Success in Life and Career

Caroline Miller
Speaker, Author, and Wharton Business School Instructor

1:20 pm – 1:30 pm

Leadership Update

Rob Nichols
President and CEO

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

General Session

HOLA Flexibility Implementation Update—A Fireside Chat

Michael Brickman
Deputy Comptroller for Thrift Supervision
and Deputy Comptroller for Special Supervision
George Hermann
ABA Mutual Institutions Council Vice Chairman
President and CEO
Windsor Federal Savings & Loan Association
Windsor, CT

How Can Community Banks Use Big Data Cost Effectively?
Banking has always been a relationship business. As customer engagement moves to online and mobile platforms banks must also build digital relationships. This session will look at how banks are leveraging data to better understand their customers and deepen relationships as they build out their digital brands.

Michael Bartoo
Senior Vice President
Client Relationships
Robert Morgan
Vice President, Emerging Technologies
American Bankers Association

Closing Remarks
Presiding Officer: Jim McQuade

3:00 pm

Forum Adjourns
Stay for the Washington Summit following the Forum.