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ABA Conference for Community Bankers

February 9-12, 2019 • Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate • Orlando, FL

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2019 Featured Speakers

A Conversation with Governor Michelle Bowman
ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols sits down with Federal Reserve Governor Bowman to discuss the state of community banking.

Featured Speaker Kat Cole How to Iterate, Adapt and Succeed Faster
During Kat Cole’s tenure leading Cinnabon, the then-struggling company quickly resurged as a global brand whose sales passed the $1 billion mark. Cole will motivate and instruct you on how to innovate and succeed faster. She’ll walk through how it takes hustle, heart, grit and resilience after the initial risk—using her “hotshot rule” and “hustle muscle” formula. You’ll learn to discern meaningful patterns, look for the best new hires and manage tough decisions for long-term success.
Featured Speaker Mike Robbins Nothing Changes Until You Do
An author and expert in teamwork and emotional intelligence, Mike Robbins illustrates how individuals, leaders and teams can navigate challenges and thrive—based on the belief that we can't change others, we can only change ourselves. Listen in and take home tips for owning the experience, navigating the challenges and empowering others.
Featured Speaker Derreck Kayongo Harnessing Your Power to Create Change
As founder of the Global Soap Project, Derreck Kayongo built a multi-million dollar venture that takes soap and distributes it to those in need through global health programs worldwide. In this entertaining talk Kayongo will share his account of life as a Ugandan refugee and break down the key factors that led to his personal success (S.E.L.F.): Service, Education, Leadership and Fait
​​​​​​​​​​arthurathens76100.jpgStay Humble and Kind
Establishing a positive ethical culture begins with two fundamentals—leading humbly and showing kindness and courtesy to all. In this inspiring talk, Athens will explore how these qualities form the basis of an exemplary corporate culture.


Questions? Contact Sharon Radziewski.