2016 Bank Presidents Seminar, January 7-9, Santa Barbara
The Four Seasons Biltmore room block is sold out, see location tab for more information


CBA’s only program exclusively for member bank presidents and CEOs. Senior leaders of California banks are invited to attend and share in informative sessions to discuss the ever-changing landscape of the financial services arena at the beautiful Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara.

Who Attends

CBA member bank presidents and CEOs, by invitation only


Early-Bird Registration Fees through December 4, 2015
CBA Member $995
Spouse $495

Regular Registration Fees after December 4, 2015
CBA Member $1,345
Spouse $495

Fax registrations will be accepted, but payment must be received before the event start date.

Cancellation Policy

Substitutions are allowed at no additional cost. Written notice is required for all cancellations. The full registration fee will be refunded if written notice is received by December 4, 2015, and 50 percent if by December 18. No refunds will be provided after December 18. Registrations made on or after December 18 are not subject to refund.


The Four Seasons Biltmore
1260 Channel Drive
Santa Barbara, California 93108
(805) 969-2261

Accommodations - 

Our room block at the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel is sold out. The Montecito Inn and Fess Parker’s Double Tree currently have availability. However, CBA does not have a designated room block with either property. Santa Barbara has other nice boutique hotels, if neither of these options are available.

Adjustments to existing reservations can be made by calling the Four Seasons Biltmore at (888) 424-5866. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check out is at noon.

Alternative Options for Accommodations

Please note: The CBA does not have a negotiated room rate at the following hotels.

Montecito Inn
1295 Coast Village Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
(805) 969-7854

The Fess Parker, Santa Barbara Hotel
a DoubleTree Resort by Hilton
633 East Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 564-4333


*Subject to change

Thursday, January 7, 2016

12:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Registration Open
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception and Opening Remarks

Friday, January 8, 2016

7:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m. Registration Open

Sponsored by Moss Adams


7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast


8:20 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Introduction and Welcome


8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Keynote Address

Dr. John Williams, President & CEO
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco


9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. General Session Address

Dan Blanton


American Bankers Association


Rob Nichols

President & CEO

American Bankers Association

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Roundtable Discussions – Series 1
  I.    Innovation and Banking: Striking a Balance Between Opportunity and Risk

Moderator: Kay Kowitt, from the Office or the Comptroller of the Currency

  II.  Interest Rate Risk and Strategic Options for 2016 (Session repeats)
  with the Baker Group and Moss Adams

III. Growth Strategies: Is M&A a Viable Growth Strategy? (Session repeats)

with KBW and Sandler O’Neill


12:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. Luncheon 
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Roundtable Discussions – Series II

Community Banks and Marketplace Lenders: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Moderator: Teresa Curran, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

II.  Interest Rate Risk and Strategic Options for 2016
with the Baker Group and Moss Adams

III. Growth Strategies: Is M&A a Viable Growth Strategy?

with KBW and Sandler O’Neill

3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Personal Time
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Gala Cocktail Reception
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Gala Dinner and Distinguished Banker
of the Year Award Presentation

Saturday, January 9, 2016

8:00 a.m – 10:45 a.m. Registration Open
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction


9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Economic Outlook

Dr. Esmael Adibi, Director, A. Gary
Anderson Center for Economic
Chapman University

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Refreshment break
11:45 a.m. Seminar Adjourns

Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship Opportunities brochure now available! Click the link under Resources to download your copy. 

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, contact the CBA events staff:

(916) 438-4401

Why sponsor:

  • Maximize your company’s brand awareness and increase your market position

  • Gain direct access to CBA 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 California’s bank executives

  • Support the California Bankers Association, the largest non-profit banking organization serving the California financial services industry