Directors Workshop

Overview

2021 Directors Workshop
Virtual Workshop

Join us virtually June 22 – 23, 2021 as we host our 2021 Directors Workshop.

This comprehensive workshop features sessions led by industry experts and thought leaders. Topics include: cybersecurity, gender diversity in the boardroom, the economy, mergers & acquisitions, digital banking trends, and much more. The Directors Workshop welcomes bank presidents, CEOs, senior officers, and directors to a virtual forum created to identify and explore issues important to shareholders and depositors alike.

To register one individual for the forum, please feel free to click on the register online button down below to register today.

Register Online

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

Agenda

Agenda

*All times listed below are in PDT

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM What Bank Directors Should Know About
Loyalty and Rewards Programs


Jen Millard

Managing Director
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
9:30AM – 10:30 AM Pandemic Cyberattack Mayhem: New Issues and
Updated Approaches to Cyberattacks in the Wake of the Pandemic


Panelists:
- Sean Hoar, Partner & Chair, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
- Peter Marchel, Esq., President & CEO, Marchel & Associates Risk Consulting
- Casey Boggs, President, ReputationUs
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Drivers, Trends and the Future of Digital Banking for
Business and Corporate Banking


Ryan Canin
CEO
DocFox
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Lunch Break
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Bank Deals – The M&A Market

Kevin Janke
Partner
Wipfli LLP

Paul Ouweneel
Partner
Wipfli LLP
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Directors Panel

Panelists:
- Dan Doyle, Chairman of the Board, Central Valley Community Bank
- Mary Curran, Independent Director, Banc of California, N.A.
- George Cook, Chairman of the Board, El Dorado Savings Bank


Moderator:
- Maurine Padden, EVP/Chief Operating Officer, Western Bankers Association
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Relief Effort Considerations for Community Banks

Travis Smith

Partner
Moss Adams
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM The Power of Gender Diversity in the Boardroom and C-Suite

Jennifer Docherty
Co-founder, Bank on Women
Associate General Counsel and Managing Director, Piper Sandler & Co.

Terrie Spiro
Co-founder
Bank on Women

Miranda LeKander
Special Counsel – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 
California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation

Krista Snelling
President & Chief Executive Officer
Santa Cruz County Bank
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Economic Update

Dr. Peter Rupert

Professor of Economics
University of California at Santa Barbara
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM UDAAP Exposure: How Can Banks Manage the Increased Risk?

Michael Flynn
Of Counsel
Buchalter
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Lunch Break
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Significant Impact of the AML Act of 2020 –
How Bank Executives Should Prepare


Terri Luttrell

Compliance & Engagement Director
Abrigo
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Preparing for Next-Gen Cyber Threats -
Why Should Directors Care?


Alex Hernandez

Vice President, Emerging Technology
DefenseStorm
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM 14 Credit Discipline Tools for Directors to Diagnose and
Monitor Their Institution’s Credit Culture


Dev Strischek

Principal
Devon Risk Advisory Group LLC
Speakers

Jen Millard
Managing Director
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Jen Millard is a managing director with Manatt Digital and Technology. With more than two decades of experience leading consumer, retail and data technology innovation businesses, Jen brings significant experience in omnichannel retail technology and financial services innovation. She excels at go-to-market (GTM) strategies and engaging with venture capital, private equity and private investor communities to guide them through due diligence activities and assist their portfolio companies with strategies to grow and prosper. In the past five years, she has held founder and leadership roles with two significant gross merchant value marketplace businesses as well as multiple interim CEO and CRO roles with various firms.

Speakers

Sean Hoar
Partner & Chair
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

Sean Hoar is a partner in the Portland office of Lewis Brisbois and chair of the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice. He has extensive experience managing responses to digital crises and effectively marshaling resources to contain and remediate information security incidents. He served as the lead cyber attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oregon, and he worked closely with the Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section in Washington D.C. He holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), the Global Information Security Professional (GISP), and the Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credentials.

Speakers

Peter Marchel, Esq.
President & CEO
Marchel & Associates Risk Consulting

Peter Marchel has 24 years of experience in developing Executive Liability (D&O), Employment Liability (EPL) and Errors and Omissions (E&O) programs for clients in all types of industries. With experience both as a broker and in-house counsel and General Counsel for insurance companies and insurance brokerages, Peter brings a unique and valuable perspective to his clients. His expertise includes policy language, structuring program audits, and development of financial risk solutions.

Speakers

Casey Boggs
President
ReputationUs

Casey Boggs is a 25-year public relations veteran and founder of two national communications firms, ReputationUs and LT Public Relations. In addition to overseeing business operations, Boggs and the RepUs partner with businesses and nonprofits to enhance, protect and defend their valuable reputations with analytical assessments, strategic planning and any necessary ad hoc support. Boggs is also an international expert on crisis management and cyber security support.

Speakers

Ryan Canin
CEO
DocFox

Ryan is the CEO of DocFox, a digital tool which enables rapid account opening, customer onboarding and automated complex workflows for business and commercial banking. DocFox currently works with over 180 financial institutions to reduce manual effort through advanced document processing with document inspection, data capture and comparison of any document and a suite of automation tools. Banks use DocFox to enable remote account opening for business banking, bank across state lines with comfort, bank high risk industries or streamline business lending and back office processes to completely transform the client experience and reduce costs and losses due to manual activities.

Speakers

Kevin Janke
Partner
Wipfli LLP

With over 30 years of experience, Kevin Janke is a partner in the valuation, forensic, and litigation services practice at Wipfli.  As the leader of the business valuation practice, he has performed over 3,000 business appraisals for numerous industries throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and many other states.  In addition, Kevin has performed hundreds of financial institution valuations.

Speakers

Paul Ouweneel
Partner
Wipfli LLP

Paul Ouweneel is a partner in the valuation, forensic, and litigation services practice at Wipfli. He has performed over 1,000 business appraisals for numerous industries throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and many other states. In addition, Paul has performed hundreds of financial institution valuations.

Speakers

Dan Doyle
Chairman of the Board
Central Valley Community Bank

Daniel J. Doyle is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Central Valley Community Bank. Mr. Doyle retired from the Company and the Bank on January 31, 2015. He became President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company upon its organization in 2000 and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank since June 1998. From March 1995 until joining the Bank, Mr. Doyle was Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of U.S. Bank. Prior to that, Mr. Doyle served as President and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Bank of California. He also served as Chairman of the Board for California Bankers Association in 2010 and he was awarded the 2017 Distinguished Banker of the Year award for his longstanding service to the banking industry.

Speakers

Mary Curran
Independent Director
Banc of California, N.A.

Independent board member at Banc of California (NYSE: BANC) a $8B asset bank, headquartered in Orange County, California (Chair of Enterprise Risk Committee and member of Audit Committee). Retired (2014) banking executive with deep experience in leading Commercial Banking, Private Banking and Wealth Management and most recently as Chief Risk Officer for Corporate Banking.

Speakers

George Cook
Chairman of the Board
El Dorado Savings Bank

George Cook began his career with El Dorado Savings Bank in 1974, serving as a real estate appraiser. In 1983, he transitioned from the appraisal department to the loan department where he acted as the senior loan officer. In 1987, he was promoted to president, chief loan officer and chief operating officer and served in that capacity through 2013. In January of 2014, he was named to the CEO position, which he held until December 31, 2019. Currently, George is chairman of the board for the bank. Previously, George served on the CBA/WBA board as a director for four years (2014-2018), and during his last two years of service he was a vice chairman on the CBA executive committee.

Speakers

Maurine Padden
EVP & Chief Operating Officer
Western Bankers Association

Maurine Padden serves as EVP and chief operating officer where she oversees WBA’s advocacy efforts in the legislative, regulatory and legal arenas on behalf of the association’s members in addition to providing operational support to the WBA team. As a member of WBA’s senior management, she contributes to the development and execution of the association’s strategic goals and initiatives. Maurine previously served as the associations’ director of state government affairs and lead lobbyist in the most active state legislature in the country. Prior to joining the association in 1989, Maurine was corporate governance counsel for the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS), and also served as trial counsel for the Department of Industrial Relations.

Speakers

Travis Smith
Partner
Moss Adams

Travis has been in public accounting since 1996 and is the leader of the firm’s Financial Institutions Practice in our Phoenix office. He has served hundreds of financial services companies across the United States and is a frequent presenter at conferences. Travis consults with his clients on de novo formation, SEC registration, internal audit, SOX compliance, and initial public offerings. He also serves as the engagement partner for complex engagements, supervises staff, conducts audits of HUD reporting entities, and performs merger and acquisition due diligence. In addition, he has extensive experience with complex investments, fair value, derivatives, and hedging activities.

Speakers

Jennifer Docherty
Co-founder, Bank on Women
Associate General Counsel and Managing Director, Piper Sandler & Co.

Jennifer Docherty is a managing director and associate general counsel in the financial services group at Piper Sandler & Co. She has over 20 years of experience as a senior banking and legal advisor, including structuring and executing over $63 billion in capital raising for financial institutions since 2014, including over $25 billion through more than 130 debt and equity transactions in 2020. In addition to transactional work, Docherty works closely with management teams and boards of directors providing general strategic and industry advice.

Speakers

Terrie Spiro
Co-founder
Bank on Women

Terrie Spiro is an experienced and proven leader in the financial services industry with over 30 years of industry experience. She is a collaborative, creative, decisive, and profit-driven CEO/leader with significant public bank holding company experience. Her scope of experience includes Founding CEO, CEO, Bank Director, Board Advisor, Turnaround Specialist, Re-Engineering consultant, and corporate banker. Spiro’s experience is wide-ranging with CEO and Executive experience in top 50, multi-regional, regional, and community bank platforms.

Speakers

Miranda LeKander
Special Counsel – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation

Miranda LeKander (she/her/hers) is Special Counsel on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation. She is charged with leading the department’s efforts in implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives and serves on the California Leads Steering Committee on Race, Ethnicity & Gender. She also contributes to the Underwriting for Racial Justice taskforce coordinated by Beneficial State Bank. 

Speakers

Krista Snelling
President & Chief Executive Officer
Santa Cruz County Bank

Krista Snelling is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Santa Cruz County Bank. Ms. Snelling assumed the position of President and CEO on March 1, 2021. Previously, Krista Snelling served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer at Five Star Bank, a $2+ billion, award-winning community business bank headquartered in Sacramento, California. Krista brings nearly 25 years of strategic financial and operational expertise to Santa Cruz County Bank.

Speakers

Dr. Peter Rupert
Professor of Economics
University of California at Santa Barbara

Dr. Peter Rupert is the professor of economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and executive director of the UCSB Economic Forecast Project, a research unit providing economic data, analysis, and forecasts to the community. Dr. Rupert came to Santa Barbara from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, where he had been a senior economic adviser for 13 years. His areas of specialization include macroeconomics, monetary economics, labor, and family economics. Dr. Rupert frequently consults with central banks and is an invited speaker at economic conferences at universities and organizations around the world.

Speakers

Michael Flynn
Of Counsel
Buchalter

Michael Flynn is a member of the Firm’s Commercial Finance Practice Group and Mortgage Banking Group, and Co-Chair of Buchalter’s Financial Services Regulatory Group, and its Title Insurance & Escrow Industry Group in the Los Angeles office. Mr. Flynn applies his unique background as the former Acting General Counsel of HUD, and the former General Counsel of PNC Mortgage and Flagstar Bank, to counsel clients on a variety of regulatory, mortgage, consumer financial services, FinTech and real estate matters.

Speakers

Terri Luttrell
Compliance & Engagement Director
Abrigo

Terri Luttrell is a seasoned AML professional and former director and AML/OFAC officer with over 20 years in the banking industry. She has successfully worked with institutions in developing BSA/OFAC programs, optimizing various automated solutions, and streamlining processes while ensuring all regulatory requirements are met.

Speakers

Dev Strischek
Principal
Devon Risk Advisory Group LLC

A frequent speaker, instructor, advisor and writer on credit risk and commercial banking topics and issues, Dev is principal of Devon Risk Advisory Group and engages in consulting, speaking and training on a wide range of risk, credit, and lending topics. As former SVP and senior credit policy officer at SunTrust Bank, Atlanta, he was responsible for developing, implementing, and administering credit policies for SunTrust’s wholesale lines of business–commercial, commercial real estate, corporate investment banking, capital markets, business banking and private wealth management. He also spent three years as managing director and credit approver in SunTrust’s Florida commercial lending and corporate investment banking areas, respectively. Prior to SunTrust, Dev was chief credit officer for Barnett Bank’s Palm Beach market.

Sessions

Pandemic Cyberattack Mayhem: New Issues and Updated Approaches to Cyberattacks in the Wake of the Pandemic

Combating cyberattacks and protecting a bank’s data and reputation continues to be a top priority for banks in the wake of the pandemic. To address the steady increase of cyberattacks and the new issues that have surfaced since the COVID19 pandemic, the Western Bankers Association (WBA) has updated and elevated its Incident Response Program (IRP). The IRP team consists of multiple cybersecurity disciplines to mitigate risk associated with data security (cyber insurance; information security; legal and regulatory; and reputational management) and specialists.

During this panel discussion, hear the latest news on cyber threats, combative measures, and specific bank consultation on incident response preparedness in today’s new environment.

Sessions

Bank Deals – The M&A Market

You have been invited to bid on a bank for sale.

How are you determining what to pay?

Is this how everyone is doing it?

Someone has written you a “bear hug” letter offering to buy your bank. What does it mean?

Sessions

Directors Panel

Join us for a one hour discussion of best practices and unique approaches to address the many challenges facing bank board directors in this novel bank environment. Audience questions and comments are encouraged in this interactive format as the panelists discuss ways to enhance board effectiveness in risk management, including cyber-security risk resiliency, asset liability management, the board’s role in regulatory compliance oversight, strategic planning in the new environment, bank examinations and many other issues that are top of mind for bank directors.

Sessions

Relief Effort Considerations for Community Banks

Most banks are experiencing significant loan modification activity due to COVID-19 and the recession, and some loans will soon be reaching the end of their relief periods. Regulators will be highly interested in the types of modifications your bank is providing, success rates, tracking mechanisms, interest accruals, and overall allowance considerations. We will take a deep dive into these areas and identify why bank management professionals need to be paying attention.

Sessions

The Power of Gender Diversity in the Boardroom and C-Suite

Did you know that…

  • Increasing Women in Corporate Leadership from 0% to 30% => 15% Increase in Profitability
  • Female Representation in Top Management > 15% vs. < 10% => 5% Increase in Return on Equity
  • Increasing the Number of Women on the Boards Even if Diversity Already Exists => ~1% Increase in Return on Assets
  • When Employees Believe their Organization is Committed to Inclusion => 83% Increase in Ability to Innovate

Did you also know…

Sessions

Economic Update

Hear from Dr. Peter Rupert, Professor of Economics at University of California at Santa Barbara, as he provides his economic update.

Sessions

UDAAP Exposure: How Can Banks Manage the Increased Risk?

California banks’ exposure to Unfair, Deceptive and Abusive Acts and Practices (UDAAP) is increasing. The CFPB has revoked its prior guidance limiting UDAAP exposure, indicating a likely intent to enforce UDAAP issues aggressively. The California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation’s UDAAP authority over FinTechs and debt collectors increases banks’ risk when they utilize the services of such companies. Explore these increased risks, and the need for ever stronger vendor management, compliance, training and other risk management oversight.

Sessions

Preparing for Next-Gen Cyber Threats – Why Should Directors Care?

Are you prepared with basic questions addressing cyber concerns at your bank? If pressed, would you be able respond to the following:

  • Does the bank have an ongoing information security awareness program?
  • Is there an adequate vendor management policy and program that takes into account data security risks?
  • What are proactive steps that allow you to make appropriate risk decisions on fraud?

Gain insights on what you need to know for the execution of your duties to prevent operational weaknesses.

Sessions

14 Credit Discipline Tools for Directors to Diagnose and Monitor Their Institution’s Credit Culture

The market and the regulatory community pay close attention to a financial organization’s credit culture because a strong credit culture is critical to the success of credit risk management. Directors can employ 14 credit discipline tools to diagnose and monitor management’s efforts to implement, maintain, and ensure that credit risk and the credit culture stay on track. Successful credit risk management relies on a strong credit culture to support and execute strategies and policies. These 14 tools offer an expedient way to test the quality of credit risk management and also serve as techniques for remediating and improving credit culture and credit risk management:

CPE Credits

CPE Credits

The 2021 Directors Workshop has been granted 14.5 CPE Credits. The Western Bankers Association is registered with NASBA as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

Pricing

Pricing

For this year’s 2021 Directors Workshop, we have updated our pricing model to reflect a one-time fee for the bank depending on how many people register for the forum. Please refer to the table down below.

Pricing For One Time Fee For 1-5 Attendees One Time Fee For 6 or More Attendees
WBA Bank Member $595 $895
Bank Non-Member $995 $1,295

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

Register Online

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

Group Registration Form

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees less a $75 processing fee per registrant will be refunded if cancellation is received by Tuesday, June 8, 2021. No refund if cancellations are received after Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Substitutions welcomed.