Directors Forum

Agenda

Agenda

Wednesday, July 20, 2022
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PT Factors Impacting Bank M&A in Today’s Environment​

Jeff Wishner
Managing Director
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods

Ashwin Kakani
Director
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods

Stephen Gunlock
Director
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT 3 Innovative Playbooks for Driving Growth
in Business Lending​


Michael Desimone
Vice President of Financial Products
Numerated
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM PT Cyber Insurance in the Banking Industry​

Kent Sasaki
Senior Vice President
USI Insurance Services

Cam Schilling

Vice President
USI Insurance Services
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM PT Talent War

Michele Gil
Managing Partner
Chrisman & Company
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT Lunch
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM PT Regulatory Update

Mongkha Pavlick
Group Vice President, Supervision + Credit
FRBSF
              
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM PT Managing the Audit Function in 2022 and Beyond

Jeff Clair
Partner
Moss Adams

Derek Criswell
Partner
Moss Adams
Thursday, July 21, 2022
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PT New Ideas for Your Old Strategic Plan

Philip Smith
Chairman and CEO
Gerrish Smith Tuck
Consultants and Attorneys
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT Banking Risks Persist in an Uncertain Economic Environment

Judy Plock
Senior Supervisory Analyst/Senior Risk Specialist
FRBSF


Chris Grant
Senior Risk Specialist
FRBSF
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT Managing Technology Innovation & Risk

Shirish Netke
CEO & President
Amberoon Inc.
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT Lunch
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM PT Legislative Update

Kevin Gould
Executive Vice President, Director of Government Relations
California Bankers Association

Melanie Cuevas
Vice President of Government Relations
California Bankers Association

Jason Lane
Vice President and Deputy Director of Government Relations
California Bankers Association
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM PT  2022 Corporate Governance Update​

Mark Aldrich
Chairman & Founder | Principal
Aldrich & Bonnefin, PLC

Joel Cook
Principal
Aldrich & Bonnefin, PLC
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM PT Understanding ALM – for Directors

Gary Svec
Managing Director, Investment Banking Group
Performance Trust Capital Partners, LLC
Speakers

Jeff Wishner
Managing Director
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods

Jeffrey J. Wishner is a Managing Director in the San Francisco office at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. Mr. Wishner has 25 years of experience advising West Coast banks, thrifts and financial institutions on mergers and acquisitions and capital raising transactions.

Speakers

Ashwin Kakani
Director
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods

Ashwin Kakani is a Director in KBW’s Depository Investment Banking Group and is based in the firm’s San Francisco office. Ashwin has been with KBW since February 2015 and has significant responsibilities related to executing mergers and acquisitions advisory and capital raising transactions.

Speakers

Michele Gil
Managing Partner
Chrisman & Company

Michele Andujo Gil is Managing Partner and majority equity owner with more than 25 years of recruiting and management experience at the Los Angeles-based Chrisman & Company, a national executive search consultancy to financial and related industries. She leads the firm’s board of directors practice as well as searches for senior/executive management positions including C-level positions for prominent clients in banking and financial services.

Speakers

Jeff Clair
Partner
Moss Adams

Jeff has practiced public accounting since 1988 and has served as the lead audit partner for numerous financial institutions and SEC reporting companies. He was previously a partner at a regional accounting firm specializing in providing services to financial institutions and served in the internal audit department of an $18 billion dollar institution where he led the bank’s implementation of FDICIA.

Speakers

Derek Criswell
Partner
Moss Adams

Derek has practiced public accounting since 1999. He’s the Firm’s Northern California Financial Services Regional Industry Group Leader responsible for leading the Firm’s Financial Institution, Consumer & Specialty Finance and Asset Management/Broker Dealer practices in Northern California. Derek is the lead audit partner for various financial institutions and SEC-reporting company audits ranging from de novo institutions, to multibillion-dollar institutions. Services he provides include financial statement and integrated audits, SEC filings, registration statements, credit reviews, internal control evaluations, due diligence, and board of director training.

Speakers

Philip Smith
Chairman and CEO
Gerrish Smith Tuck Consultants and Attorneys

Mr. Smith is the President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Memphis-based law firm of Gerrish Smith Tuck, PC, and its affiliated bank consulting firm, Gerrish Smith Tuck Consultants, LLC. Mr. Smith’s legal and consulting practice places special emphasis on bank mergers and acquisitions, financial analysis, acquisition and ownership planning for boards of directors, strategic planning for boards of directors, regulatory matters, bank holding company formations and use, securities law concerns, new bank formations, S-corporations, going private transactions, trust preferred securities and other matters of importance to banks and financial institutions.

Speakers

Judy Plock
Senior Risk Specialist
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (FRBSF)

Judy Plock is a Senior Risk Specialist in the Reserve Bank’s Risk Management Unit. Judy has over 28 years of experience in banking supervision, including more than 11 years with the SF Fed and 17 years with the FDIC. In her current role, she co-authors SF Fed’s First Glance 12L and performs ad hoc and recurring financial analyses on community and regional banks and holding companies. While with the FDIC, she spent 8 years performing macro analyses of emerging risks and 9 years examining community and regional institutions. She was also an instructor for the FDIC’s Loan Analysis School. Judy is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, a commissioned examiner, and a CFA charter holder.

Speakers

Chris Grant
Senior Risk Specialist
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (FRBSF)

Chris Grant is a senior risk specialist at the San Francisco Fed. He supports the Fed’s mission to promote the safety and soundness of the U.S. banking system by assessing the potential effects of regional economic conditions on banking risk in the western states. Prior to working at the Fed, Chris rated local government debt as an analyst at S&P Global Ratings, and before that he worked on international economic and financial policy at the U.S. Treasury. He holds master’s degrees in public administration and international relations from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.

Speakers

Kevin Gould
Executive Vice President, Director of Government Relations
California Bankers Association

Kevin Gould joined the California Bankers Association (CBA) in 2004, bringing with him more than seven years of legislative experience. In his role as executive vice president and director of state government relations, he oversees the management and operation of CBA’s state and federal government relations department and also serves as one of CBA’s three registered lobbyists. Gould’s advocacy responsibilities and issues focus mainly in the areas of bank operations, commercial lending, residential property lending, and wealth and asset management issues.

Speakers

Jason Lane
Vice President and Deputy Director of Government Relations
California Bankers Association

Jason Lane is vice president and deputy director of government relations for the California Bankers Association and manages California state tax policy for the association, which involves analyzing legislation and regulatory activity, and the development of policy positions for the association. Lane is one of three lobbyists at CBA and, in addition to his primary focus on taxation, he also lobbies on behalf of the association on issues related to the state budget, and consumer lending legislation. Lane has significant expertise in handling legislative issues including taxation, data security, identity theft, and housing.

Speakers

Mark Aldrich
Chairman & Founder
Principal
Aldrich & Bonnefin, PLC

Mr. Aldrich is a principal of the law firm of Aldrich & Bonnefin, PLC, specializing in financial institution regulatory issues, commercial lending and corporate and securities matters. Mr. Aldrich actively advises California financial institutions, including both commercial banks and credit unions, their boards of directors and audit committees. Mr. Aldrich is part of the firm’s Corporate Practice Group which includes commercial lending and corporate securities. Mr. Aldrich has also handled bank formations, securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions of financial institutions, as well as bank regulatory and enforcement matters. Mr. Aldrich was the Course Instructor for the California Bankers Association Director Certification Program for 14 years. He is also the Chairman and Founder of the firm.

Speakers

Joel Cook
Principal
Aldrich & Bonnefin, PLC

Mr. Cook is a principal of Aldrich & Bonnefin, PLC, and has been with the firm since 2011. Mr. Cook manages the firm’s Corporate Practice Group which includes commercial lending and corporate securities law. Mr. Cook regularly advises financial institutions and their boards of directors on various matters, including corporate governance issues, commercial lending matters, contracts and bank regulatory matters. He frequently speaks at events in the financial industry, including Bankers’ Compliance Group® events. Mr. Cook is a member of the State Bar of California and the Orange County Bar Association. He led the OCBA’s Banking & Lending Section as its Chair for 2018, having previously served as its Vice-Chair and Treasurer.

Speakers

Gary Svec
Managing Director, Investment Banking Group
Performance Trust Capital Partners, LLC

Gary combines his financial institution background in accounting, taxes, regulatory compliance and operations to be a team leader in total balance sheet analysis and a regular contributor on numerous financial institution issues affecting the clients of Performance Trust. He is a featured speaker at numerous banking, insurance and professional conferences and seminars throughout the United States.

Sessions

Talent War

The war on talent has always existed; however, with the expanding financial world facing events like Covid-19, the Great Reshuffle, and significant technological advances, navigating the talent war requires the board to take a closer look at their organization, its strategies, and the talent needed to achieve those goals.

Sessions

Regulatory Update

Join us to hear from Mongkha Pavlick as she shares the latest “top of mind” issues that the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is seeing in supervision for Community and Regional Banks, as well emerging areas that we’re keeping a watch on.

Sessions

Managing the Audit Function in 2022 and Beyond

During this session, we will revisit the role of the audit function and the related responsibilities of audit committee members, considering the changing economic conditions. We will discuss the risks and penalties of an ineffective audit function and share best practices and key emerging issues that audit committee members need to know as they help navigate their institutions in 2022 and beyond.

Sessions

New Ideas for Your Old Strategic Plan

Does your board and management team hate strategic planning? If so, that is probably because the process has become mundane, the process may get lost in an esoteric discussion that has no practical implications, or it may devolve into a mere budgeting process. This session will focus on new ideas on how to refresh your strategic planning process and outline the core fundamental areas that should be covered.

Sessions

Legislative Update

Hear from Kevin Gould, Melanie Cuevas, and Jason Lane from the California Bankers Association as they provide their Legislative Update.

Sessions

2022 Corporate Governance Update​

In this presentation, we will address the current corporate governance developments that directors should be considering, including the following topics:

  • Board diversity and inclusion developments, including the status of California board diversity laws and recent court decisions
  • Climate risk and proposed regulatory disclosures
  • Lessons learned from remote board meetings, shareholder meetings and examinations
  • What directors need to know now about regulatory governance expectations
Sessions

Understanding ALM – for Directors

We receive ALM reports every quarter but do we really understand them? Were you surprised by the impact of this recent interest rate volatility? Should we have been surprised? In this session, Gary will briefly cover how to review ALM reports and understand interest rate risks, suggest what questions should be asked of management and how to measure risk vs. reward regarding balance sheet decisions.

Pricing

Pricing

One Registration Fee, Unlimited Attendees per Organization

Pricing For Price
WB Bank Member $495 per bank
Bank Non-Member $695 per bank

To register just one individual for the seminar, please feel free to click on the register online button down below to register today. Or you can fill out the registration form below.

Register Online

To register more than person from the bank, please fill out the Group Registration Form below and send to Gina Titus at registrations@westernbankers.com.

2022 Directors Forum Group Registration Sheet

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees less a $75 processing fee per registrant will be refunded if cancellation is received by Friday, June 17, 2022. No refund if cancellations are received after Friday, June 17, 2022. Substitutions welcomed.

CPE Credits

CPE Credits

The 2022 Directors Forum has been approved for 10 CPE credits.

The Western Bankers is registered with NASBA as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship Information

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

Jennifer Benson
VP, Conferences 
(916) 438-4416 or jbenson@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 WB 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, the largest non-profit banking organization serving the West Coast financial services industry