Annual Directors Conference


Annual Directors Conference
Montage Deer Valley • Park City, UT

The Annual Directors Conference welcomes CEOs, presidents, senior officers, and bank directors to a comprehensive two-day event created to identify and explore crucial subject matter such as governance, regulatory change, financial growth, and more.

Join us November 7-9 in Park City, Utah to evaluate industry challenges, develop new insights, and engage with a network of like-minded executives.

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Wednesday, November 7

12:00 PM – 4:30 PM Registration Open
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Opening Remarks & General Session:

State of the Workforce

Eric Swenson
Managing Director, RSJ/Swenson LLC
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Break with Exhibitors
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Peer Exchange Sessions
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Welcome Reception
Thursday, November 8  
7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Registration Open
7:30 AM – 6:00 PM Expo Open
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Networking Breakfast
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

General Session:

The Director’s Guide to the Cybersecurity Dilemma

Steve Sanders
VP of Internal Audit, Computer Services, Inc.

9:40 AM – 10:40 AM Learning Sessions

Strategies for Organic and Inorganic Growth

Ernie Panasci
Partner, Stinson Leonard St., LLP

CECL: What Bankers Need to Know and What They Can Expect

Chris Loftus, CFA
VP – Solutions Consulting, SS&C Primatics
10:40 AM – 11:00 AM Break in Expo
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Learning Sessions

Priorities Under the Trump Administration — What Now?

Mark Aldrich
Principal, Aldrich & Bonnefin, PLC

Effective Business Strategies for Bank Directors

Ray Adler
President & CEO, BTI Growth Advisors, Inc
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM Peer Exchange Sessions
2:30 PM – 2:50 PM Refreshment Break
2:50 PM – 3:50 PM Learning Sessions

The Time Has Come for Action: Don’t Let Rising Rates Dictate Your Bank Management Strategy

Mark Haberland
Managing Director, Darling Consulting Group

Keeping Score: How to Develop, Implement, and Monitor an Effective Board Evaluation Program

Shawn Turner
Executive Partner, Holland & Knight

Jeff Hass
Partner,  Holland & Knight
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM General Session

Are You Prepared for the Next Recession?

Edward Schreiber
EVP & Chief Risk Officer, Zions Bancorporation
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Reception — Whiskey Tasting
Friday, November 9  
7:30 AM – 12:30 PM Registration Open
7:30 AM – 12:30 PM Expo Open
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Networking Breakfast
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Learning Sessions

Recent Trends and Developments in Executive Compensation

Jeff Cardone
Partner, Luse Gorman, PC

Is Your Bank at Risk from #METOO

Sandra Dickerson
CEO, EW Business Partners
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Refreshment Break
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM General Session

Driving Strategic Value From ERM – From the Boardroom to the Teller Line

Bill Bojan
Director Business Risk Services, CliftonLarsonAllen
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Closing Remarks & Closing Keynote Speaker

Water the Bamboo: Unleashing the Potential of Teams and Individuals

Greg Bell
Thought Leader, Business Consultant, & Author, GregBell Consulting, Inc.

Registration Information

Pricing For Through 10/7 After 10/7
Member Bank   $995 $1,095
Nonmember Bank $1,595 $1,595
Affiliate Member $1,345 $1,345
Spouse Fee $495 $495

Cancellation Policy

Substitutions are allowed, at no additional cost. Written notice is required for all substitutions/cancellations. The full registration fee will be refunded if written notice is received by September 4, 2018, and 50 percent if by September 18, 2018. No refunds will be provided after September 18, 2018. Registrations made on or after September 18, 2018 are not subject to refund.


Hotel and Accommodations

Montage Deer Valley
9100 Marsac Ave
Park City, UT
Direct: (435) 604-1300

Hotel accommodations can be made here. The WBA room rate is $279.

Rooms are limited, please make your reservations by October 7, 2018. If the CBA room block reaches capacity before this date, the hotel may accept reservations on a space-available basis at the prevailing rates.

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

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