Bank Presidents Seminar


2020 Bank Presidents Seminar
Four Seasons Biltmore • Santa Barbara, CA
January 7-9, 2020

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!


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.

Hotel accommodations can be made here. Use the promo code RL0120WBA to receive the WBA group rate.

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:

Montecito Inn - (0.5 miles away from The Biltmore)
1295 Coast Village Road
Santa Barbara, California 93108
(800) 843-2017

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



Tuesday, January 7, 2020
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM WBA Board of Directors Meetings (Invite Only)
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Opening Welcome Reception (All Attendees)
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Registration Open
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:15 AM – 9:30 AM Welcome Remarks & Opening Keynote Introduction

Steve Andrews 
President & CEO
Western Bankers Association
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Opening Keynote Address
10:30 AM – 10:50 AM Refreshment Break
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Learning Sessions – Series 1
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Luncheon
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM General Session

U.S. and California Economic Outlook​

Chris Thornberg
Beacon Economics
2:45 PM – 3:15 PM Refreshment Break
3:15 PM – 4:30 PM Peer Networking Exchange
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Reception
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dinner/Entertainment
Thursday, January 9, 2020
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Registration Open
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Learning Sessions – Series 2
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Refreshment Break
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Closing Keynote Speaker
12:00 PM Conference Adjourns


Pricing For

Through 12/17/2019 After 12/17/2019
WBA Bank Member $995 $1,345
WBA Season Pass Holder $995 $995
Bank Non-Member N/A N/A
WBA Associate Member N/A N/A
Guest Registration   
Guest Registration  $495
Cancellation Policy

Registration fees less a $75 processing fee per registrant will be refunded if cancellation is received by Monday, December 23, 2019. No refund if cancellations are received after Monday, December 23, 2019.

Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship Information

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

Rosemary Mignano
Senior Manager, Strategic Partners
(916) 438-4435 or

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