Agenda

Bank Board Training Forum 2017

Bank Board Training Forum

September 25-26, 2017
The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead
Atlanta, GA

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Day One | Monday | September 25

New this year, the Forum also includes a Bank CEO/Chairman Peer Exchange that allows participants leading their institutions the opportunity to meet with peers from across the U.S. to address challenging issues and emerging opportunities. As noted below, CEOs and chairmen attend closed-door peer exchanges on day-one of the event while their board teams meet on committee focused issues.

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Breakfast + Registration

8:00 AM - 8:10 AM
Welcoming Remarks
For CEOs, Chairmen and Board Members
Al Dominick, CEO, Bank Director
Jack Milligan, Editor-in-Chief, Bank Director
Al Dominick, Bank Director’s CEO, and Jack Milligan, Bank Director magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, open the event by reviewing the agenda and introducing the Bank Board Training Forum’s faculty of industry experts.

8:10 AM - 8:50 AM
Industry Overview
For CEOs, Chairmen and Board Members
Steven P. Kent, Managing Director & Vice Chairman, Piper Jaffray & Co.
The banking industry remains under tremendous pressure from low interest rates and declining profit margins, while aggressive non-banks continue to press them in the payments and lending sectors. This session will lay out the competitive landscape and propose strategies that will help banks succeed.

8:50 AM - 8:55 AM
Dismiss CEOs, Chairmen and Lead Directors to Peer Exchanges

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8:55 AM - 10:25 AM
Exclusive CEO, Chairman and Lead Director Peer Exchanges
During the peer exchange sessions, CEOs, Chairmen and Lead Directors candidly discuss a variety of organic growth, M&A, compensation and talent issues in a private, off-the-record setting. Each peer group has the opportunity to participate in each of the four topic exchanges listed above on Day One of the Forum.

Peer Exchange I: Organic Growth + M&A Issues
Steven P. Kent
, Managing Director & Vice Chairman, Piper Jaffray & Co.

Peer Exchange II: Compensation + Talent Issues
Bryan Lemke, Principal, McLagan
Scott Petty, Partner, Financial Services, Chartwell Partners

Peer Exchange III: Legal + Governance Issues
Aaron Kaslow, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Peer Exchange IV: Audit + Risk Issues
Salvatore Inserra, Partner, Crowe Horwath LLP

8:55 AM - 9:35 AM
Governance Culture
For Board Members Only
James J. McAlpin Jr., Partner, Bryan Cave LLP
It is no coincidence that banks with a record of strong financial performance also have strong boards that pay close attention to their governance culture. This session will focus on a variety of best practices that help drive their results.

9:35 AM - 9:50 AM
Refreshment Break

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM
Compliance
For Board Members only
Kenneth M. Achenbach, Associate, Bryan Cave LLP
Banking is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the country, and the board is ultimately responsible for making sure that their bank is in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. This session will discuss current trends in regulatory compliance and offer a range of compliance best practices.

10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
Audit
For Board Members Only
Eve Rogers, Partner, Crowe Horwath LLP
Bank audit committees are responsible for overseeing the external auditor and the external auditing process, while publicly owned banks have the added responsibility of ensuring the integrity of the company’s financial statements. This session will provide an overview of some of the challenges facing audit committees today and offer some best practice solutions.

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10:35 AM - 12:05 PM
Exclusive CEO, Chairman and Lead Director Peer Exchanges
In the second round of peer exchange sessions, CEOs, Chairmen and Lead Directors attend one of the topic issues listed above led by industry leaders.

Peer Exchange I: Compensation + Talent Issues
Bryan Lemke, Principal, McLagan
Scott Petty, Partner, Financial Services, Chartwell Partners

Peer Exchange II: Legal + Governance Issues
Aaron Kaslow, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Peer Exchange III: Audit + Risk Issues
Salvatore Inserra, Partner, Crowe Horwath LLP

Peer Exchange IV: Organic Growth + M&A Issues
Steven P. Kent, Managing Director & Vice Chairman, Piper Jaffray & Co.

11:10 AM - 11:50 AM
Risk
For Board Members Only
Mike Thomas, Partner, Crowe Horwath LLP
Enterprise risk management, chief risk officers and board level risk committees have increasingly become the structures that banks use to control risk. This session will review all three of these structures and offer practical advice on their implementation.

11:50 AM - 1:00 PM
Networking Lunch for CEOs, Chairmen, Lead Directors and Board Members

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1:00 PM - 2:30PM
Exclusive CEO, Chairman and Lead Director Peer Exchanges
CEOs, Chairmen and Lead Directors attend the third round of peer sessions led by industry leaders.

Peer Exchange I: Legal + Governance Issues
Aaron Kaslow
, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Peer Exchange II: Audit + Risk Issues
Salvatore Inserra
, Partner, Crowe Horwath LLP

Peer Exchange III: Organic Growth + M&A Issues
Steven P. Kent, Managing Director & Vice Chairman, Piper Jaffray & Co.

Peer Exchange IV: Compensation + Talent Issues
Bryan Lemke, Principal, McLagan
Scott Petty, Partner, Financial Services, Chartwell Partners

12:50 PM - 1:30 PM
Compensation
For Board Members Only
Bryan Lemke, Principal, McLagan
Bank compensation committees have the challenge of designing incentive pay programs that provide meaningful financial motivation for senior executives to excel while also meeting a number of regulatory restrictions. This session will offer suggestions on how to thread the needle between performance and compliance.

1:30 PM - 2:10 PM
D&O Liability: The Newest Liability Exposures Facing Directors & Officers
For Board Members only
Dennis Gustafson, Principal and Financial Institutions Practice Leader, Armfield, Harrison & Thomas, Inc.
This session focuses on the newest regulatory and litigation trends that can adversely impact the banking sector. The session explores recommendations of how to address these exposures including an overview of D&O policy structure; risk profiling barometers; insurance carrier market share in the banking sector; an ideal renewal timeline; and limits benchmarking. The presentation concludes with a "Top-10" list of recommended D&O coverage enhancements.

2:10 PM - 2:30 PM
Refreshment Break

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Peer Collaboration
For Board Members Only
Directors in attendance will have the opportunity to candidly discuss a variety of topics in a private, off-the-record setting.

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2:40 PM - 4:10PM
Exclusive CEO, Chairman and Lead Director Peer Exchanges
The final round of peer exchange sessions occurs to cover the remaining topics with CEOs, Chairmen and Lead Directors.

Peer Exchange I: Audit + Risk Issues
Salvatore Inserra, Partner, Crowe Horwath LLP

Peer Exchange II: Organic Growth + M&A Issues
Steven P. Kent, Managing Director & Vice Chairman, Piper Jaffray & Co.

Peer Exchange III: Compensation + Talent Issues
Bryan Lemke, Principal, McLagan
Scott Petty, Partner, Financial Services, Chartwell Partners

Peer Exchange IV: Legal + Governance Issues
Aaron Kaslow, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

4:20 PM - 5:10 PM
CEO Panel
For CEOs, Chairmen and Board Members
Joseph W. Evans, Chairman & CEO, State Bank and Trust Company
Thomas O’Brien, President & CEO, Sun National Bank
Mary Ann Scully
, Chairman, President, & CEO, Howard Bank and Howard Bancorp
Moderated by: Scott Petty, Partner, Financial Services, Chartwell Partners
In the world of corporate governance, few things are more important than the relationship between the CEO and his or her board, which can have great impact on the quality of governance and even the company’s financial performance. This session will focus on how boards can best support their CEOs while also holding them accountable to the bank’s owners and shareholders.

5:10 PM - 5:15 PM
Closing Remarks
Jack Milligan,
Editor-in-Chief, Bank Director

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Networking Peer + Guest Cocktail Reception

Day Two | Tuesday | September 26

On Day Two of the Forum, CEOs, Chairmen and Board Members come together to discover innovative ways to overcome challenges within the banking industry and identify tactics for success. Concluding the day, an experienced panel of independent Directors share their thoughts on overcoming the pressures and challenges ever-present in today’s financial institutions.

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:05 AM
Welcome Back
Al Dominick, CEO, Bank Director
Al Dominick, Bank Director’s CEO, welcomes attendees back for Day Two of the Bank Board Training Forum.

8:05 AM - 8:45 AM
Characteristics of the Best Banks
For CEOs, Chairmen and Board Members
Jack Milligan, Editor-in-Chief, Bank Director
Why do some banks always seem to outperform their peers and competitors year after year? This session will look at some of the industry’s leading banks and identify the distinct differences and characteristics that account for their performance advantage.

8:45 AM - 9:25 AM
New Ideas in Technology
For CEOs, Chairmen and Board Members
Al Dominick, CEO, Bank Director
In terms of growth and efficiency, the digital distribution of financial goods and services is a big issue for the industry.  This session highlights how and where white label offerings allow financial institutions to present a cutting-edge look and feel to its customers under the bank’s brand.

9:25 AM - 10:05 AM
Small Business Lending
For CEOs, Chairmen and Board Members
Chris Rentner, Founder & CEO, Akouba
Small business is the life’s blood of many community banks, and yet this sector has seen strong competition from a number of fintech companies that are aggressively targeting small business borrowers with quick underwriting decisions. This session will offer suggestions on how banks can counter this threat by playing to their strengths while also modernizing their approach.

10:05 AM - 10:25 AM
Refreshment Break

10:25 AM - 11:05 AM
Three Traits of Future Ready Banks 
For CEOs, Chairmen and Board Members
Joe Ganzelli Sr., Senior Director, Cornerstone Advisors, Inc.
Quintin Sykes, Managing Director, Cornerstone Advisors, Inc.
With more rapid change, bank leaders and boards are challenged to keep organizations and strategies prepared to drive value. This session discusses the three traits of leaders who have prepared well from Cornerstone Advisors’ bank research and experiences from the trenches of hundreds of bank engagements annually. Topics include engineering the organization for revenue growth and competitive delivery and leading tech as it grows outside of I.T.

11:05 AM - 11:55 AM
Director’s Panel
For CEOs, Chairmen and Board Members
David L. Porteous, Lead Director, Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
Sally A. Steele, Chairman, Community Bank System, Inc.
Stephen M. Waters, Chairman, Boston Private Financial Holdings
Moderated by: Jack Milligan, Editor-in-Chief, Bank Director
The pressure on bank directors to perform has never been greater thanks to the challenging economic and regulatory pressures that all banks are facing today. This session will feature an experienced panel of independent board members who will share their thoughts on meeting that challenge.

11:55 AM - 12:00 PM
Concluding Remarks
Jack Milligan, Editor-in-Chief, Bank Director

For questions about the program, please contact Bank Director's events department at events@bankdirector.com or 877-397-7595.