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2024 Schedule

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  • Sunday, Mar 17

  • Monday, Mar 18

  • Tuesday, Mar 19

  • Wednesday, Mar 20

Sunday, Mar 17


Mutual Community Bank Forum
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Monday, Mar 18

7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Registration Open

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

The Forums Breakfast

Open to all attendees from the Mutual Community Bank Forum, Emerging Leaders Forum, and Women and Allies Forum.

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Women and Allies Forum
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10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Mutual Community Bank Forum
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10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Emerging Leaders Forum
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12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Networking Luncheon

Open to all attendees from the Mutual Community Bank Forum, Emerging Leaders Forum, and Women and Allies Forum.

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Mutual Community Bank Forum
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1:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Emerging Leaders Forum
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4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Orientation for Capitol Hill Visits

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Opening Reception
All attendees must have their badges to attend.

Tuesday, Mar 19

7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Registration Open

7:30 AM – 8:15 AM

Breakfast

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

General Session

Opening Remarks

  • Rob Nichols, President and CEO, American Bankers Association

A Conversation with Former Agency Heads

  • Kathy Kraninger, Former CFPB Director; President and CEO, Florida Bankers Association
  • Jelena McWilliams, Former FDIC Chair; Managing Partner, Cravath
  • Randal Quarles, Former Federal Reserve Vice Chair;Executive Chairman, The Cynosure Group

Defeating Durbin-Marshall: The Points Guy Shares Why Congress Should Stand with Consumers and Protect Credit Card Reward Programs

A proposal in Congress could effectively end popular credit card reward programs as we know them, inflicting financial pain on consumers, the travel industry and America's banks in the process. The Points Guy founder Brian Kelly sits down with ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols to discuss the effort to defeat the Durbin-Marshall bill.

  • Brian Kelly, Founder, The Points Guy
  • Rob Nichols, President and CEO, American Bankers Association

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Luncheon

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Capitol Hill Visits

Wednesday, Mar 20

7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Registration Open

7:30 AM – 8:15 AM

Breakfast

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

General Session 

Takeaways for an Election Year

Veteran political analysts Donna Brazile and Mike Murphy offer perspectives from opposite sides of the aisle on today’s hot-button issues and the 2024 election.

  • Donna Brazile, ABC News Contributor
  • Mike Murphy, Senior Analyst for NBC News and MSNBC
  • Moderator: Rob Nichols, President and CEO, American Bankers Association

What’s Next for the FHLBs, Fannie and Freddie

Significant changes may be ahead for the Federal Home Loan Banks and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. FHFA is preparing to implement proposed changes to the Federal Home Loan Bank System that could impact both the FHLBs’ ability to provide necessary liquidity to the financial system and their support for affordable housing. At the same time, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are undergoing the most significant update to their credit scoring systems in years. What do these changes mean for these critical players in the financial system and for the banks that work with them?

  • Naa Awaa Tagoe, Deputy Director, Division of Housing Mission and Goals, Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)
  • Joshua Stallings, Deputy Director, Division of Bank Regulation, Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)
  • Moderator: Julieann Thurlow, ABA Chair; President and CEO, Reading Cooperative Bank

Senator Katie Britt (R-AL)

Mutual Community Bank Forum

  • Sunday, Mar 17

  • Monday, Mar 18

Sunday, Mar 17

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Registration Open
For Mutual Community Bank Forum participants only. 

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

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

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Forum Dinner
with ABA Officers for all Mutual Forum attendees.

Monday, Mar 18

7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Registration Open

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

The Forums Breakfast

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

General Session

Capital Certificates — A Status Report

Capital Certificates hold great promise as a capital tool for mutual banks. Hear the latest on regulatory approvals and other developments.

  • Thomas J. Fraser, Chief Executive Officer, First Mutual Holding Company
  • Larry Spaccasi, Partner, Luse Gorman PC
  • Kip Weissman, Esq., Partner, Luse Gorman, PC

Forewarned is Forearmed — Countering Credit Union and Activist Stakeholder Solicitations

Explore how boards of mutual banks can fend off unsolicited and unwanted takeover efforts from credit unions and activist stakeholders.

  • Gordon Fellows, President and CEO, Mississippi Bankers Association
  • Meg McIsaac, President and CEO, Bluestone Bank
  • Rich Schaberg, Partner, Hogan Lovells

Leading with Our Strengths: Marketing Mutuality

Discover how mutual banks can better market themselves and the industry.

  • J.R. Buckner, President and CEO, First Federal Bank of Kansas City
  • Jon Duffy, Chief Executive Officer, Duffy & Shanley
  • Gregg Tewksbury, President & CEO, New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Networking Luncheon

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

General Session

Maximizing Engagement with Vendors and Cores

Experts offer strategies for evaluating relationships with, and getting the most from, your relationships with Cores and other third-party providers.

  • Trey Maust, Co-President and CEO, Lewis and Clark Bancorp
  • Julieanne Thurlow, ABA Chair; President and CEO, Reading Cooperative Bank
  • Moderator: Thomas Rudzewick, President and CEO, Maspeth Federal Savings Bank

Better Together: Shared Services for Mutuals

An interactive discussion about how mutual banks can better meet their needs and their customers’ needs through different models of shared services.

  • David Barksdale, Chief Executive Officer, Piedmont Federal Savings Bank
  • Thomas J. Fraser, Chief Executive Officer, First Mutual Holding Company
  • Stephanie Schwartzberg, Esq., Chief Legal and Risk Officer, Penn Community Bank

Regulatory Roundtable

Get the latest from regulators on capital, examination expectations and other issues of concern for mutual banks

  • Michael Brickman, Deputy Comptroller for Specialty Supervision, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Marianne Hatheway, Deputy Regional Director, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Michael Ravid, Assistant Vice President, Supervision, Regulation and Credit, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Women and Allies Forum

  • Monday, Mar 18

Monday, Mar 18

7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Registration Open

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

The Forums Breakfast

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

General Session

Strategies for Allies in Banking

Brad Johnson and David Smith, the authors of Good Guys and Athena Rising, will discuss how allies can transform bank culture, help retain employees and attract a competitive workforce. This interactive workshop offers strategies for being an ally and fostering relationships with allies.

  • Brad Johnson, Author, Good Guys and Athena Rising
  • David Smith, Author, Good Guys and Athena Rising

Women CEO Leadership Panel

Only 7.5% of all banks have a woman as CEO. This panel offers leadership skills and strategies to take your banking career to the next level, whether you are an emerging leader or a seasoned banker.

  • Mary Kay Bates, Chief Executive Officer, Bank Midwest
  • Tyler Clinch, Chief Executive Officer, First Community Bank of East Tennessee
  • Jenn Docherty, Chief Executive Officer, Bank on Women, Inc.
  • Sarah Long, Chief Executive Officer, Delaware Bankers Association
  • Lisa Oliver, President, CEO, Chair of the Board, The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod
  • Moderator: Jennifer Huffman, Vice President, Workplace Solutions Relationship Manager, Atlantic Union Bank

Emerging Leaders Forum

  • Monday, Mar 18

Monday, Mar 18

7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Registration Open

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

The Forums Breakfast

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

General Session

Opening Remarks

ABA Emerging Leaders Council leadership, Noel Hansen and Ryan Coaxum, will kick off the 11th Annual ABA Emerging Leaders Forum!

  • Noel Hansen, ABA Emerging Leaders Council Chair; Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking and Sales Manager, Alpine Bank
  • Ryan Coaxum, ABA Emerging Leaders Council Vice Chair; Senior Vice President, Community Development, Guaranty Bank & Trust

Opening Keynote: The Science of Optimizing Productivity and Performance

Demanding schedules often leave us feeling overcommitted, overworked and overloaded. It’s time for a new playbook that enables us to think more strategically and work more efficiently. In the session, two cognitive neuroscientists will offer techniques for getting work done in less time and with less stress.

  • Lucas Miller, Professor at UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business
  • Dr. Sahar Yousef, Faculty at UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business

So What, Now What? Putting Leadership Theory into Practice

This 60-minute interactive session will introduce several leadership theories that will challenge how you process new ideas, extract lessons, experiment and act. You’ll discuss in roundtables how you can apply the “So What, Now What” leadership concept to drive performance for yourself, your team and your organization.

  • Ralph Simone, Founding Partner, Emergent

Morning Sessions Recap and Sneak Peek of Afternoon Sessions

  • ABA Emerging Leaders Council leadership

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Networking Luncheon

1:00 PM – 4:15 PM

General Session

Finding Your Voice: Engaging Policymakers Where It Matters

This panel will offer unique perspectives on the political landscape, the importance of engaging in advocacy and how emerging leaders like you can find your voice and advocate for the banking industry.

  • State Sen. Dave Craven (R-N.C.)
  • Kristina M. Schaefer, EVP, Chief Risk Officer & Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, First Bank & Trust
  • Moderator: Peter Gwaltney, President and CEO, North Carolina Bankers Association

Nobody Is Coming to Save You: A Green Beret’s Guide to Leadership and Getting Big S--t Done

Retired Green Beret Scott Mann mastered how to connect deeply with others to overcome adversity during his time in Afghanistan. In this keynote, Mann will divulge how to bridge seemingly insurmountable trust gaps to win support and mobilize a team for strategic outcomes. Leaders will be inspired to build their teams on unbreakable foundations of trust, connection and authenticity.

  • Scott Mann, Retired U.S. Army Green Beret, Human Connection Coach and Operation Pineapple Express Mission Leader

Closing Remarks

  • Noel Hansen, ABA Emerging Leaders Council Chair; Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking and Sales Manager, Alpine Bank
  • Ryan Coaxum, ABA Emerging Leaders Council Vice Chair; Senior Vice President, Community Development, Guaranty Bank & Trust
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