Bank Presidents Seminar

Overview

2019 Bank Presidents Seminar
Four Seasons Biltmore • Santa Barbara, CA
January 7-9, 2019

The only Western Bankers Association program exclusively for member bank presidents and CEOs.

Senior leaders of western region banks are invited to attend this premier event which delivers informative sessions and powerful networking opportunities at the luxurious Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara.

Register Today!

If you are interested in membership, please contact:
Trish Lenkiewicz 
Membership Relations Manager
tlenkiewicz@westernbankers.com
(916) 438-4406
 

Agenda

Agenda

Monday, January 7

12:00 PM – 6:30 PM Registration                                                                     
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Welcome Reception (For All Attendees)
Tuesday, January 8
7:00 AM – 4:30 PM Registration Open                                                          
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Opening General Session

A Conversation with the Chairman​

Jelena McWilliams
Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
10:30 AM – 10:50 AM Refreshment Break
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM General Session

How to Make Winning Decisions in Turbulent Times

Dan Siciliano
Fellow, Stanford Law School and
Emeritus Co-Director Stanford’s Directors’ College
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Luncheon & Distinguished Banker of the Year Presentation
Fund-a-Need to support CBA’s Federal PAC
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Guest Program
Cooking Demonstration & Wine Pairing
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM Peer Exchange Session
2:45 PM – 3:15 PM Refreshment Break
3:15 PM – 4:30 PM General Session

Building a Secure Digital Society

Gary Loveland
Principal – Cybersecurity, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Reception
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Gala Dinner & Evening Entertainment
Wednesday, January 9
7:00 AM – 12:00 PM Registration Open                                                          
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM General Session

Economic Outlook

Dr. Lindsey Piegza
Chief Economist, Managing Director,
Stifel Financial Corp.
9:10 AM – 10:10 AM General Session

Fintech Update

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
10:10 AM – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Closing General Session

Leading Successful Teams

Tony La Russa
MLB HOF 2014
Boston Red Sox VP, Special Assistant to
the President of Baseball Ops
12:00 PM Conference Adjourns
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM CBA Past Chairman’s Lunch
Hotel

Hotel & Travel

Four Seasons Biltmore
1260 Channel Drive
Santa Barbara, California 93108
(805) 565-8299
Biltmore check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 p.m.

The WBA room block at the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel is now sold out

Important Note Regarding Hotel Cancellations: the Four Seasons has a 21-day cancellation policy and requires a fully non-refundable deposit of all nights’ room and tax to secure your reservation. Should you need to cancel, your cancellation must be received with 21-days prior to your confirmed arrival. Your confirmed reservation and the above cancellation policy will be provided in writing, via email, to you from the Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore.

Parking: overnight valet $38, daily self parking $20

Other hotels in the surrounding area:

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort (2.7 miles away from The Biltmore)
(Formerly the Fess Parker Hotel)

633 East Cabrillo Boulevard 
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(800) 879-2929

Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara Hotel (2.8 miles away from The Biltmore)
1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 882-1234

Kimpton Canary Hotel (5 miles away from The Biltmore)
31 West Carrillo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(866) 999-5401
(805) 884-0300

The Ritz Carlton Bacara Santa Barbara (17.4 miles away from The Biltmore)
8301 Hollister Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
(805) 968-0100

Montecito Inn - (SOLD OUT)
1295 Coast Village Road
Santa Barbara, California 93108
(800) 843-2017

Speakers

Jelena McWilliams
Chairman of the FDIC

Jelena McWilliams is the 21st Chairman of the FDIC.  She was nominated by President Donald J. Trump on November 30, 2017, and confirmed by the Senate on May 24, 2018, to serve a six-year term on the FDIC Board of Directors, and designated as Chairman for a term of five years. 

Speakers

Gary Loveland
Principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Gary Loveland is a principal in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Advisory practice and is the leader in PwC’s global Cybersecurity & Privacy Impact Centre. Based in Southern California, he has deep expertise in information technology, cybersecurity and risk management as well as extensive hands-on security management and implementation experience.

Sessions

Leading Successful Teams

Tony La Russa details the keys to his successful leadership—before, after and especially during the game—which can be applied at every level to help your team realize new heights of professional performance. Having inspired extreme loyalty from his players, he reveals the seldom-heard stories of why believing in each player’s ability, even when others did not, provided the platform for them to obtain amazing come-from-behind victories.

Sessions

How to Make Winning Decisions in Turbulent Times

Banks are confronting a perfect storm of changing consumer preferences, evolving employee demographics, and technological disruption that accelerates with each passing quarter. Upstart fintech companies, evolving millennial consumer and business behaviors, and a shifting regulatory framework present both challenges and opportunities that threaten to unravel the banks that are unprepared but supercharge those that are nimble and well situated to take advantage of this complicated environment.

Sessions

Building a Secure Digital Society

Managing cybersecurity and privacy risks supports new business opportunities. To help enable executives to better manage cybersecurity, this presentation will cover key topics such as threat trends and risk landscapes, cybersecurity governance, regulatory requirements, board reporting, cybersecurity metrics and key risk indicators, and managing M&A risks. Discover key cybersecurity takeaways and participate in an interactive Q&A session on cybersecurity concerns.

Sessions

Economic Outlook

Chief Economist Dr. Lindsey Piegza will look at the pace of the economic recovery and what it means going forward for overall growth, interest rates, and monetary policy. She will cover macro-economic trends in consumer behaviors and in the manufacturing sector in addition to new Federal Reserve policy initiatives and potential economic effects of these changes. She will also examine economic growth in the U.S. as a whole and its effects on interest rates.

Pricing

Pricing

Pricing For Through 12/12 After 12/12
Bank Member $995 $1,345
Spouse Fee $495 $495

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees less a $75 processing fee per registrant will be refunded if cancellation is received by December 21, 2018. No refund if cancellations are received after December 21, 2018. 

Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship Information

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact:

Rosemary Mignano
Senior Manager of Sponsor, Exhibitor & Affiliate Member Development
(916) 438-4435 or rmignano@westernbankers.com.

A few reasons your organization should sponsor and/or exhibit:

  • Maximize your company’s brand awareness and increase your market position
  • Gain direct access to WBA member banks and institutions in an exclusive environment
  • Raise your profile above your competitors
  • Learn about the issues confronting today’s financial service leaders and gain valuable insight into potential solutions
  • Match your exposure needs, regardless of your budget
  • Shape or reinforce a positive perception of your company with bank executives
  • Support the Western Bankers Association, the largest non-profit banking organization serving the West Coast financial services industry