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2023 Schedule

We’re working on this event’s program. To see the types of session you can expect, check out the 2022 program.

2022 Schedule

All times in ET.

  • Sunday, March 6

  • Monday, March 7

  • Tuesday, March 8

  • Wednesday, March 9

Sunday, March 6

All Day

Mutual Community Bank Forum
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Monday, March 7

All Day

Mutual Community Bank Forum
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All Day

Emerging Leaders Forum
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3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Registration Open

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

Orientation for Capitol Hill Visits

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Opening Reception
All attendees must have their badge to attend.

Tuesday, March 8

7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Registration Open

7:30 AM – 8:15 AM

Breakfast

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

General Session: In Person and Virtual

Opening Remarks: What's at Stake in Washington

  • Rob Nichols, President and CEO, American Bankers Association

Congress & Banking Policy: Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)
As the Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, Rep. Waters sets the agenda for banking policy in the House. She will share the committee's current priorities and the outlook for legislation impacting America's banks. 

Congress & Banking Policy: Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC)
The ranking Republican on the House Financial Services Committee offers his perspective on key issues facing America's banks and the outlook for committee action in 2022 and beyond.

  • Moderator: Peter Gwaltney, President and CEO, North Carolina Bankers Association

The View from Main Street

Bank CEOs from across the country share their perspective on the state of the economy, current business conditions and their top banking policy concerns.

  • Moderator: Peter Cook, Chief Communications Officer, American Bankers Association
  • Scott Anderson, ABA Chair; President and CEO, Zions Bank
  • Laurie Stewart, President and CEO, Sound Community Bank
  • Ignacio Urrabazo, Jr., President and CEO, Commerce Bank

Focus on Financial Inclusion: The Growth of Bank On

ABA Chief Policy Officer Naomi Camper shares the latest data on the growing number of banks offering low-cost, Bank On-certified accounts designed to reduce the number of unbanked in the U.S.

  • Naomi Camper, Chief Policy Officer, American Bankers Association

A Conversation on Current Cyber Threats: Nitin Natarajan, Deputy Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Deputy Director Natarajan, joins ABA’s Paul Benda to discuss current cyber threats facing the banking sector and the ongoing partnership between the federal government and America’s banks to bolster the industry’s digital defenses.

  • Moderator: Paul Benda, Senior Vice President, Operational Risk and Cybersecurity, American Bankers Association

SWIFT, Sanctions and What Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Means for America’s Banks: Juan Zarate, Global Co-Managing Partner and Chief Strategy Officer, K2 Integrity 
As a former Assistant Treasury Secretary, Counterterrorism Czar and federal prosecutor, Juan Zarate used to enforce U.S sanctions. In this timely conversation, Zarate, author of “Treasury’s War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare,” sits down with ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols to discuss the latest in Ukraine, the unprecedented steps by the West to impose financial costs on Russia for its invasion, and what banks in this country should prepare for next.

  • Moderator: Rob Nichols, President and CEO, American Bankers Association 

The Outlook for the SAFE Banking Act: Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO)
As a veteran member of the House Financial Services Committee and chair of the Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions Subcommittee, Rep. Ed Perlmutter has championed the SAFE Banking Act in Congress. His efforts have led to strong support for the commonsense, bipartisan measure which would finally allow financial institutions to bank cannabis businesses in states where it's been legalized in some form. Rep. Perlmutter sits down with ABA's James Ballentine to share the latest on the SAFE Banking Act and his other legislative priorities. 

  • Moderator: James Ballentine, Executive Vice President, Congressional Relations & Political Affairs, American Bankers Association

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Luncheon

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Capitol Hill Visits









Wednesday, March 9

7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Registration Open

7:30 AM – 8:15 AM

Breakfast

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

General Session: In Person and Virtual

Congress & Banking Policy: Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT)
Sen. Tester, a key member of the Senate Banking Committee, shares his thoughts on the committee's 2022 agenda and the critical issues facing the banking sector. 

  • Introductory Remarks: Cary Hegreberg, President and CEO, Montana Bankers Association
  • Moderator: Naomi Camper, Chief Policy Officer, American Bankers Association

The Economic Outlook: Richard DeKaser, EVP & Chief Corporate Economist, Wells Fargo
With the Federal Reserve poised to start raising interest rates this month and the invasion of Ukraine adding a new risk to the global economy, Wells Fargo Chief Corporate Economist and ABA Economic Advisory Committee Chair Richard DeKaser offers his latest assessment of the U.S. economy and the road ahead.

  • Moderator: Sayee Srinivasan, Chief Economist, American Bankers Association

Congress & Banking Policy: Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) 
Sen. Moran, a member of the Banking Committee and the lead Senate sponsor of the Enhancing Credit Opportunities in Rural America (ECORA) Act, will share his outlook on a range of banking policy issues and much more.  

  • Moderator: Doug Wareham, President and CEO, Kansas Bankers Association

The View from the OCC: Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu
The acting comptroller sits down for a conversation with ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols to discuss his top priorities at the OCC and current regulatory issues facing the banking sector.

  • Moderator: Rob Nichols, President and CEO, American Bankers Association

The Outlook for Politics & Policy: Former Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)
In this midterm election year, two Capitol Hill veterans offer their take on the balance of power in Washington, the people to watch and the prospects for getting anything done in the months ahead.

  • Moderator: Kristy Merrill, President, New Hampshire Bankers Association

Women and Allies Keynote: SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman
Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman shares life lessons from her personal journey to the leadership of the SBA. Building on the success of the Paycheck Protection Program and other SBA programs, Administrator Guzman will also discuss how America's banks can continue to partner with SBA to help small businesses find the financing they need.

  • Moderator: Scott Anderson, ABA Chair; President and CEO, Zions Bank

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Women and Allies Networking Lunch

Mutual Community Bank Forum

All times in ET. In-Person only.

  • Sunday, March 6

  • Monday, March 7

Sunday, March 6

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Registration Open
For Mutual Community Bank Forum participants only. 

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Forum Reception
Reception with ABA Officers and Board for all Mutual Forum attendees.

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Forum Dinner
Dinner with ABA Officers for all Mutual Forum attendees.

Monday, March 7

7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Registration Open
For Mutual Community Bank Forum participants only. 

7:30 AM – 8:15 AM

Breakfast

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM

Opening Remarks
George Hermann, ABA Mutual Institutions Council Chair, and President and CEO, Windsor Federal Savings

8:45 AM – 9:15 AM

Ask Anything Session with ABA Experts

  • Hu Benton, SVP & Policy Counsel, American Bankers Association
  • Andrew Doersam, Senior Counsel, American Bankers Association
  • Ginny O’Neil, EVP, Regulatory Compliance & Policy, American Bankers Association
  • Joe Pigg, SVP & Senior Counsel, ESG & Mortgage Finance, American Bankers Association

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

Current Industry Issues
Topics include protecting against activist stakeholders and analysis/update on Covered Savings Associations and Fed’s FAQs, and Mutual to Mutual Mergers.

  • Rich Schaberg, Partner, Hogan Lovells
  • Larry Spaccasi, Esq., Partner, Luse Gorman

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Break

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Fair Access Bills and the Impact on Banks’ Business

  • Don Boyd, Vice President, State Government Relations Director & General Counsel, Ohio Bankers League
  • Andy Guggenheim, Vice President and Senior Counsel, American Bankers Association
  • Paul Thompson, CEO, First Federal Savings and Loan

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Luncheon

12:15 PM – 12:20 PM

Remarks
Rob Nichols, President and CEO, American Bankers Association

12:20 PM – 1:20 PM

The Importance of Telling Your Story
ABA’s Shelly Loftin will lead a discussion with communications and marketing experts from mutual banks on the importance of sharing your bank’s story, why mutuality matters to your customers and communities, and how the pandemic has made your bank’s journey matter even more. 

  • Kristin Sundin Brandt, CFMP, Sundin Marketing
  • David Kwasnick, Partner/Creative Director, Calaveras
  • Shelly Loftin, Senior Vice President, Retail Banking, American Bankers Association

1:20 PM – 1:50 PM

Equitable Banking
Julieann M. Thurlow, ABA Vice Chair; President and CEO, Reading Cooperative Bank

1:50 PM – 2:00 PM

Break

2:00 PM – 2:50 PM

The Great Reset: Survival Tips for Business Leaders
National bestselling author Johnny C. Taylor Jr. discusses the great economic reset and its impact on workplaces and the workforce. He will share lessons learned about culture, talent, empathy, and other mission-critical issues affecting business organizations and leaders everywhere.

  • Johnny C. Taylor Jr., SHRM-SCP, President and CEO, Society for Human Resource Management 

2:50 PM – 3:00 PM

Break

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Q&A and Closing Remarks
Taylor discusses issues relevant to mutuals.

  • Johnny C. Taylor Jr., SHRM-SCP, President and CEO, Society for Human Resource Management 
  • Moderator: George Hermann, ABA Mutual Institutions Council Chair, and President and CEO, Windsor Federal Savings

Emerging Leaders Forum

All times in ET. In-Person/Virtual.

  • Monday, March 7

Monday, March 7

7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Registration Open
For Emerging Leaders Forum participants only. 

7:30 AM – 8:15 AM

Breakfast

8:30 AM – 8:40 AM

Opening Remarks
Jenny Wofford, ABA Emerging Leaders Chair, SVP, Director of Retail Banking, Pinnacle Bank

8:40 AM – 9:30 AM

ABA Leadership Shares Lessons Learned
Bank CEOs divulge how they’ve navigated their careers and the importance of being nimble, forward-thinking, and collaborative as they lead their banks into the future.

  • Introductory Remarks: Rob Nichols, President and CEO, American Bankers Association
  • Panelists
    • Scott Anderson, ABA Chair; President and CEO, Zions Bank
    • Daniel D. Robb, ABA Chair-Elect; President and CEO, Jonesburg State Bank
    • Julieann M. Thurlow, ABA Vice Chair; President and CEO, Reading Cooperative Bank
    • Moderator: Jenny Wofford, ABA Emerging Leaders Chair, SVP, Director of Retail Banking, Pinnacle Bank

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Leading for Today and Tomorrow 
Organizational leaders must re-evaluate their abilities, preferences, and perspectives to successfully navigate evolving challenges. This interactive session will provide recommendations and strategies to address generational preferences, personal awareness, emotional intelligence, unconscious bias, and more.

  • Dr. Melissa Furman, MS, DBA, Professor, James M. Hull College of Business, Augusta University; Founder, Career Potential 

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Break

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Speak with Impact: How to Command the Room and Influence Others
How you communicate in-person and virtually will help you build trust, make a powerful impression on clients and colleagues, and move into leadership. Alison Shapira, a former opera singer and one of the world’s foremost experts on public speaking, will teach techniques that will transform the way you communicate. You will leave with strategies, tactics, and confidence to command the room and influence others.

  • Allison Shapira, Founder and CEO, Global Public Speaking

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Morning Sessions Recap & Sneak Peek of Afternoon Sessions  
Jenny Wofford, ABA Emerging Leaders Chair, SVP, Director of Retail Banking, Pinnacle Bank 

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Networking Luncheon: In Person

1:00 PM – 1:10 PM

Remarks
Nicole Almeida, ABA Emerging Leaders Council Vice Chair, SVP, Chief Diversity Officer, BayCoast Bank

1:10 PM – 1:45 PM

Rep. Lou Correa (D-CA)
Congressman Correa will discuss his path and approach to public service, the current political environment, and the importance of being engaged in the political process.

  • Rep. Lou Correa (D-CA) 

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM

Finding Your Voice: Emerging as a Leader in Advocacy  
Josh Huseman, Senior Director, Business Owner Advisory Service, First National Bank of Omaha

2:00 PM – 2:50 PM

The Great Reset: Survival Tips for Business Leaders
National bestselling author Johnny C. Taylor Jr. discusses the great economic reset and its impact on workplaces and the workforce. He will share lessons learned about culture, talent, empathy, and other mission-critical issues affecting business organizations and leaders everywhere.

  • Johnny C. Taylor Jr., SHRM-SCP, President and CEO, Society for Human Resource Management 

2:50 PM – 3:00 PM

Closing Remarks
Nicole Almeida, ABA Emerging Leaders Council Vice Chair, SVP, Chief Diversity Officer, BayCoast Bank



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