Education Summit & Regulatory Compliance Conference

Overview

2019 Education Summit & Regulatory Compliance Conference
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach • Huntington Beach, CA
August 25-28, 2019

2019 Education Summit & Regulatory Compliance Conference

Gaining the Edge

With more learning opportunities and access to industry leaders than any other banking conference on the West Coast, the WBA Education Summit & Regulatory Compliance Conference sets the standard in banker education.

This event delivers the most current information in the six distinct learning areas of technology and operations, HR and training, CFO and finance, marketing, and new for 2019, compliance and risk, and provides a showcase of the best and most innovative industry products and services.

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Hotel

Hotel and Travel

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
21500 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 698-1234

Hotel accommodations can be made online here or by calling the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa reservations department at (714) 698-1234. Please mention Western Bankers Association to receive the special group rate. The WBA rate is $239/night, single or double occupancy, plus taxes and fees. Rooms are limited, please make your reservations as soon as possible. The hotel room block cut-off date is Thursday, July 25, 2019. If the room block reaches capacity, the hotel may accept reservations on a space-available basis at the prevailing rates.

RENTAL CAR ACCOMMODATIONS

Budget Rental Car: Book Your Budget Car Rental Here using Discount Code U002337 or Call 1800-842-5628 and Provide the Reservation Agent the Discount Code

Avis Rental Car: Book Your Avis Car Rental Here using Discount Code D340745 or Call 1800-331-1600 and Provide the Reservation Agent the Discount Code

Agenda

Agenda

Sunday, August 25
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Registration Open
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Welcome Reception
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Bonfire & S’mores

(Please make sure to sign up for this complimentary
activity when registering for the conference)
Monday, August 26
7:00 AM – 5:30 PM Registration Open 
7:30 AM – 1:00 PM Marketplace Open
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM  Breakfast
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Welcome Remarks, EDP Graduation Ceremony
& Opening General Session


On Fire: Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life

John O’Leary
Inspirational Speaker & Author
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Dedicated Marketplace Time with Refreshments
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Learning Sessions
  Compliance

Complaint Management:
Identifying, Addressing, Reporting


Jason Spelliscy, CRCM, CAMS
Managing Principal
Capco
  CFO & Finance

The Latest & Greatest in Accounting

Tullus Miller
Partner
Moss Adams

Theresa Wright
Senior Manager
Moss Adams
  Risk

Information Security & Risk Assessments

Jeremy Conway
Chief Technology Officer

MAD Security
  HR & Training

Mental Health & Wellness in the Workplace

Ingrid Owen
Performance Specialist
Insperity
  Technology & Ops

Top Exam Trends in Cybersecurity

Ryan Rodrigue
Principal
WolfPAC
  Marketing

Moving Your Bank Into the Digital World

Zaid Akhter
Vice President, Sales
Computer Services, Inc.​
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch in Marketplace
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Learning Sessions
  Compliance

ERM Compliance for the Boardroom:
How to Report in a Way They’ll Understand


Speaker TBD
  CFO & Finance

Preparing for Life after LIBOR

Bill Bemis, CFA
SVP & Treasurer
FHLB Des Moines

Brett Manning, CFA
SVP & Director, Funding Product Group
FHLB Des Moines​
  Risk

Banking Cryptocurrency: BSA and Risk Considerations

Matthew Hagen
Senior Regulatory Compliance Consultant
CLA
  HR & Training

Developing Meaningful Job Descriptions

Justin Tibbet
AVP, Senior HR Generalist
Savings Bank of Mendocino
  Technology & Ops

Vendor Management: Aligning Risk Management Practices &
Business Objectives to Ensure Successful Outcomes


Laurel Sykes
EVP, Chief Compliance & Risk Officer
Montecito Bank & Trust
  Marketing

Personality of the Brand: the Future of Business

Lesley Everett
Speaker & Leadership Brand Coach
Walking TALL Training & Consulting, Inc.​
2:00 PM – 2:15 PM Refreshment Break
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM Peer Exchange Sessions
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Learning Sessions
  Compliance

The Emerging Landscape of CRA Reform

Robert Cardwell
Managing Principal
Capco​
  CFO & Finance

Strategies for Driving Overall Bank Performance
through the Investment Portfolio


Speaker TBD
  Risk

How to Handle What You Don’t Know About ERM

Speaker TBD
  HR & Training

Understanding Behavior

Rick VanDermyden
Leadership Development Coach & Speaker
  Technology & Ops

Cloud Computing Contracts:
How Banks Can Get the Best Terms


David Tollen
Founder
Tech Contract Academy
  Marketing

Selling More with Less:
Marketing Analytics Success Stories


Nate Derby
CEO
Stakana​
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM General Session

Regulatory Update

FDIC
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Reception & Dinner (Casino Night in Marketplace)
Tuesday, August 27
7:00 AM – 4:30 PM Registration Open
7:30 AM – 3:30 PM Marketplace Open
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM  Breakfast
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM  General Session

The Benefits of Successfully Navigating Change in an
Ever-Changing Banking World


Scott Lesnick
Speaker & Author
Successful Business Solutions, LLC
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Learning Sessions
  Compliance

Avoiding Surprises in Mortgage Servicing

Jim Shankle, CFSA
Managing Director
CrossCheck Compliance​
  CFO & Finance

Breakdown the Silos: Turn Your ALCO into a Profit Center
Through a Collaborative Focus


Mark Haberland
Managing Director
Darling Consulting Group
  Risk

Dancing with Fintech in Risk Shoes

Barbara Boccia, CRCM, MBA, JD
Senior Director & Manager
US Advisory Services & Regulatory Relations
Wolters Kluwer
  HR & Training

Start with Strategy: How to Build an 
Inclusion-Centered Diversity Program


Dee McDougal
SVP, Diversity & Inclusion
Pacific Western Bank
  Technology & Ops

Emerging Cybersecurity Threats

Jeremy Conway
Chief Technology Officer
MAD Security
  Marketing

Social Media Platforms: What, Where, Why, and When​

Shelley Wetton
SVP, Chief Marketing Officer
Five Star Bank​
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Refreshment Break
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM General Session

Economic Update

Speaker TBD
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch in Marketplace
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Fintech Forum
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Refreshment Break
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM Moderated Peer Exchange Sessions 
(Technology, Fintech & Innovation)
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Invite Only Roundtable
  Evening Open for Vendor Dinners
Wednesday, August 28
7:00 AM – 12:30 PM Registration Open
7:30 AM – 11:00 AM Marketplace Open
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM  Breakfast & Exhibitor Prize Drawings
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Learning Sessions
  Compliance

Spotting Issues in the Most Important
Due Diligence Documents


Leticia Saiid
Security+, Executive Assistant
CoNetrix​
  CFO & Finance

Implementing the New Lease Standard

Michael Green
Partner
Squar Milner

James Clark
Manager
Squar Milner
  Risk

Banking Cannabis with Eyes Wide Open (Panel)

Moderator
Chris Cook
Chief Compliance Officer & Co-Founder​
StandardC​


Panelists
Erin Gore
Founder & CEO
Garden Society

Richard Laiderman 
Executive Chair & Co-Founder
StandardC

Julie Martin-Robinson 
SVP/Compliance Risk Manager 
First Northern Bank
  HR & Training

HR as a Center of Excellence: Making Your Department
the Hub of Culture & Engagement


Jenny Ketchepaw
VP, Programs & Training Manager
Citizens Business Bank​
  Technology & Ops

Inside the World of the Dark Web

Speaker TBD
  Marketing

Workshop
Resources & Best Practices


Megan Orloff 
EVP/Chief Strategy Officer 
Montecito Bank & Trust​
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM Peer Exchange Sessions
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Refreshment Break & Prize Pickup
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Closing General Session

Blaze a Trail:
Ignite the Fire Within to Prepare for the Future


Jessica Rector
Speaker & Author
jessICAREctor International
12:30 PM Conference Adjourns
Speakers

John O’Leary
Inspirational Speaker & Author

In 1987, John O’Leary was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, John created a massive explosion in his home and was burned on 100% of his body. He was given 1% chance to live.

Speakers

Scott Lesnick
Speaker & Author
Successful Business Solutions, LLC

Scott Lesnick is a high content international keynote speaker who is motivational, instructional and educational in style and tone. He presents powerful keynotes and interactive breakout sessions and is a consultant and author. Also, Scott is a professional member of the National Speakers Association as well as the Dean of the Academy for Professional Speakers. He received its “Rising Star” award!

Speakers

Jessica Rector
Speaker & Author
jessICAREctor International

Jessica Rector’s mission is simple: transform lives. Because her brother died, her passion is to help others truly live!

A former TV talk show host, Jessica is one of the top motivational speakers and is trusted by organizations to energize, empower, and grow their people and brands through her interactive one-of-a-kind keynotes.

Jessica has a rare combination of energy, passion, and authenticity when she speaks and consults, creating connection and massive impact on the spot. She uses her company’s research and personal experiences to help people uplevel their performance, while reducing burnout. Through her five-step proprietary process on inner communication, audiences are able to turn their inner dialogue into actionable steps to implement right away.

Speakers

Tullus Miller
Partner
Moss Adams

Tullus has more than 20 years of experience primarily serving commercial loan and banking organizations, credit unions, mortgage banking companies, and other specialty lenders and investment partnerships and companies. The services he provides clients include financial statement audits, SEC filings and registration statements, internal control evaluations, initial acquisition audits, derivatives, securitization accounting, and merger and acquisition consulting.

Speakers

Theresa Wright
Senior Manager
Moss Adams

Theresa has practiced public accounting since 2007. She provides audit and consulting services to various for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, including hospitals, multi-specialty and single-specialty medical groups, independent physician organizations, health plans, insurance organizations, financial institutions (including SEC reporting companies), and employee benefit plans.

Speakers

Jeremy Conway
Chief Technology Officer
MAD Security

Jeremy Conway is responsible for developing MAD Security’s vision for technology and security services. Jeremy has over 20 years of experience in the information security field and is recognized as an industry expert and innovator. Jeremy is a published author and renowned public speaker often sought after for his ability to present extremely technical cybersecurity research and subject matters in a simple and easy to digest format leaving audiences well educated and informed.

Speakers

Ingrid Owen
Performance Specialist
Insperity

Ingrid Owen spent the past 25 years in the fitness industry, which includes 18 years with 24 Hour Fitness where she served in a variety of roles, such as the Vice President of Fitness, Group Fitness, Learning and Development and Corporate Operations.  She started her career as a group exercise instructor and a personal trainer, and in time progressively advanced, eventually taking the club management track, where she was elevated to senior management and executive leadership roles.

Speakers

Ryan Rodrigue
Principal
WolfPAC

Ryan is a Principal in the firm and serves as Director of Wolf’s Information Technology (IT) Assurance Services Group. He provides guidance to clients surrounding IT controls, information security and privacy, cybersecurity, and the implementation of effective risk management programs related to these areas. He also oversees Wolf’s IT audit and consulting services to ensure quality delivery of these services, and to keep practices up-to-date with the rapidly evolving world of information security.

Speakers

Matthew Hagen
Senior Regulatory Compliance Consultant
CLA

Matt is a senior regulatory compliance consultant in the financial institutions group of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP. He specializes in providing regulatory compliance consulting for financial institutions through a combination of on-site visits and remote work. Matthew works with our clients to assist them in establishing and improving compliance programs including conducting targeted compliance assessments and reviews, staff and professional training on financial institution regulations, and BSA/AML/OFAC independent testing.

Speakers

Laurel Sykes
EVP, Chief Compliance & Risk Officer
Montecito Bank & Trust

Laurel Sykes joined Montecito Bank & Trust as their Chief Risk Officer in 2009.  In this role, she is responsible for consumer compliance, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) /Anti-Money Laundering (AML), fraud prevention, information security, vendor management, business continuity planning, and overall enterprise risk management and regulatory affairs. She is the Bank’s Community Reinvestment Act Officer and she shares the role of Board-appointed Information Security Officer. Sykes has more than 27 years of experience in financial services and risk management. 

Speakers

Robert Cardwell
Managing Principal
Capco

Bob Cardwell is a managing principal who leads a team of consumer finance and fair banking consultants at Capco.  With over 35 years of experience, he advises financial institutions on a wide variety of regulatory compliance issues and best practices for risk management. His specific compliance expertise lies in consumer financial services, payment systems, mortgage banking, TILA/RESPA reform, CRA compliance, anti-money laundering and consumer privacy.

Speakers

Rick VanDermyden
Leadership Development Coach & Speaker

Rick VanDermyden has been coaching, facilitating and training on leadership, team and culture development for more than two decades. His relentless passion for leadership development and intentional focus on organizational transformation has made him one of the most requested facilitators with The John Maxwell Company. Rick’s gift for the development of people allows him to make a significant impact on those he is working with whether it be an individual, small business or international corporation. 

Speakers

David Tollen
Founder
Tech Contract Academy

David Tollen is a widely-recognized authority on information technology contracts, including software licenses, data licenses, and agreements about software-as-a-service (SaaS) and other forms of cloud computing. He is a lawyer, law school lecturer, trainer and expert witness. And he is the author of the ABA’s bestselling manual, The Tech Contracts Handbook (ABA Publishing, IP Section 2015).

Speakers

Nate Derby
CEO
Stakana

Nate Derby has a MS in statistics and owns his own analytics company in Seattle, specializing in forecasting customer behavior for community banks. He previously did this for large retail and marketing companies such as Nordstrom, T-Mobile, Wunderman, and Sainte Michelle Wine Estates. He grew up as a customer of Onondaga Savings Bank of Syracuse, New York and is now a customer of Banner Bank of Walla Walla, Washington.

Speakers

Jim Shankle, CFSA
Managing Director
CrossCheck Compliance

Jim Shankle is a highly experienced financial services executive with over twenty five years in both industry and consulting roles within financial institutions, ranging from community banks to large money center institutions as well as numerous non-depository entities such as mortgage originators, loan servicers and fintech companies. His senior management responsibilities have included financial and IT audits, regulatory compliance, strategic planning, quality assurance, staff training and development. Jim’s role as managing director with CrossCheck is to provide various consulting related services and expertise to financial services clients nationwide.

Speakers

Mark Haberland
Managing Director
Darling Consulting Group

Mark is a Managing Director at Darling Consulting Group. In this role, Mark works directly with financial institutions to strengthen their asset liability management process. He provides support to clients in the areas of liquidity risk management, capital, ALM modeling and reporting and regulatory compliance.

He is a top-rated speaker and frequent author on numerous balance sheet management topics and conducts customized executive and board-level workshops to improve financial institutions’ performance through a more focused ALCO process.

Speakers

Barbara Boccia, CRCM, MBA, JD
Senior Director & Manager, US Advisory Services & Regulatory Relations
Wolters Kluwer

Barbara Boccia, CRCM, MBA, JD, is a senior director and manages the U.S. Advisory Services and Regulatory Relations team at Wolters Kluwer across a wide range of consulting engagements, including fair lending, CRA, HMDA and UDAAP. She brings more than 30 years of professional experience to strategic and technical regulatory compliance engagements relating to consumer protection regulations, including reviews of Compliance Management Systems (CMS), Compliance Risk Assessments (including fair lending, UDAAP), Complaint Management Programs, and Third-Party Vendor Management Programs. Her work includes helping clients with regulatory change management, preparing for exams, resolving regulatory enforcement actions, assisting with remediation efforts and Board training. She is a frequent speaker at industry events.

Speakers

Dee McDougal
SVP, Diversity & Inclusion
Pacific Western Bank

Dee McDougal is Senior Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion at Pacific Western Bank, a national provider of commercial banking services to startups, small and medium-sized businesses, and their investors. Dee directs Pacific Western Bank’s corporate diversity and inclusion strategy, where she focuses on creating innovative, sustainable plans and programs that promote diversity and inclusion across the bank’s stakeholder groups. Her previous professional experience includes roles within financial services and commercial real estate. 

Speakers

Shelley Wetton
SVP, Chief Marketing Officer
Five Star Bank

Shelley Wetton joined Five Star Bank in 2015 as Vice President, Community Relations and Communications. She brings almost 20 years of corporate branding, media relations and strategic marketing expertise to Five Star Bank, the last sixteen years as Vice President, Corporate Communications at The Buzz Oates Group of Companies. Since the bank’s inception in 1999, Shelley has worked closely with Five Star Bank’s Board of Directors in a consulting role. Shelley leads Five Star Bank’s internal and external marketing and communications efforts and community outreach, while supporting business development efforts to ensure the bank’s continued growth and success as one of the top performing banks in the nation.

Speakers

Leticia Saiid
Security+, Executive Assistant
CoNetrix

Leticia Saiid serves as the Executive Assistant and has worked with CoNetrix, an information security and technology company, for eight years. She served as the Tandem Software Support Manager for several years where she built and directed a team of information security support specialists. Now she serves the company by assisting the president in building new programs and coordinating corporate projects. Leticia has a B.A. and M.A. in Mathematics. Leticia has a passion for solving problems and teaching others to do the same whether it’s through reading education, college mentoring, or jigsaw puzzles.

Speakers

Michael Green
Partner
Squar Milner

Michael K. Green is the Managing Partner of the San Diego office. He is a Partner in Squar Milner’s Audit and Assurance Services Department and is in charge of the Firms Technology & Life Science Industry Group. He was named a finalist in the 2013 “Top Influentials Business Service Provider Category.”

Prior to joining Squar Milner, Michael was the COO and CFO for several public and private technology companies and was directly responsible for all finance, accounting, IT, human resources, manufacturing, sales and marketing and operational matters. He is a proven senior corporate executive with over 20 years of international finance, business and accounting experience.

Speakers

James Clark
Manager
Squar Milner

Jim Clark is a Manager in Squar Milner’ Audit and Assurance Services Department. He has over eight years of experience providing audit/assurance services to publicly and privately held companies in the retail, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, real estate, technology, and services sectors.

Jim uses his private industry experience to provide his clients with excellent client services and understands the difficulties and challenges faced by growing businesses being audited.

Speakers

Erin Gore
Founder & CEO
Garden Society

Erin is an active member of the Northern California cannabis community, and frequently speaks on the topics of cannabis and entrepreneurship. She’s a fearless advocate for women-owned cannabis businesses, and equally dedicated to breaking the stigma and rewriting the script around the plant. With a degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Erin is also fluent in the science-based talk of cannabis and production.

Speakers

Jenny Ketchepaw
VP, Programs & Training Manager
Citizens Business Bank

Jenny currently serves as the Vice President of Training and Leadership Development for Citizens Business Bank where she manages the Training and Leadership Development initiatives for the Bank. This includes managing an extensive Leadership Development Training Program, Corporate Culture, Employee Engagement, as well as all of the Bank’s Training and Development initiatives. She has been working in the financial industry for 21 years, serving in various leadership capacities.

Speakers

Megan Orloff
EVP/Chief Strategy Officer
Montecito Bank & Trust

Megan is a multi-disciplined marketing professional whose career is underscored by 18 years at iconic NYC advertising agencies like Ogilvy & Mather, Foote, Cone & Belding and Havas Worldwide. Prior to joining Montecito Bank & Trust in 2015 as SVP, Director of Marketing, she lead strategy, brand and acquisition efforts for a variety of clients including Liberty Mutual, Time Warner Cable, Verizon Wireless, JPMorgan Chase, BlackRock, M&Ms, and Barilla. Megan’s expertise is in strategic planning, brand development, advertising, customer experience, public relations, and sales support. As EVP, Chief Strategy Officer, she enjoys marrying her creative sensibilities and strategic acumen to define growth and revenue strategies that will reinforce the future and continued health of the Bank.

Sessions

Regulatory Update

Attendees from all six tracks will gather to hear from examiners as they discuss issues impacting West Coast bankers while sharing their perspectives on current banking conditions. Explore hot topics in compliance as well as safety and soundness guidance to support long-term success.

Sessions

The Benefits of Successfully Navigating Change in an Ever-Changing Banking World

We understand that change is a constant and it’s our job as leaders to assist staff who are struggling, give them the necessary tools for success, and let them know they’re not alone. In this popular presentation, learn how to assist all staff, create a culture of openness and ideas, and successfully navigate change in your workplace. Discover how to improve your change management and communication skills while building a stronger, more agile team.

Sessions

Blaze a Trail: Ignite the Fire Within to Prepare for the Future

Technology, industry change, and advances in the economic landscape: the first step to prepare for the future is with your mind because uncertainty comes with self-doubt, stress, and fear which slow down your brain and suppress how you engage, innovate, and connect. In this high-energy session, Jessica guides you through how your thinking hinders your ability to embrace the unknown. When you allow your perspective to shift slightly, you’re able to embrace change, establish connections, and drive performance. Find out how to use reverse engineering to develop an innovative approach, different thinking, and a rewarding future.

CPE Credits

CPE Credits

The 2019 Education Summit & Regulatory Compliance Conference has been granted 13.5 CPE Credits*. The Western Bankers Association is registered with NASBA as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

*Subject to change

Pricing

Pricing

Pricing For Through 7/25/2019 After 7/25/2019
WBA Bank Member $995 $1,095
Bank Non-member $1,595 $1,595
WBA Associate Member $2,500 $2,500
WBA Season Pass Holder $995 $995

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Cancellation Policy

Registration fees less a $75 processing fee per registrant will be refunded if cancellation is received by Friday, August 9, 2019. No refund if cancellations are received after Friday, August 9, 2019.

Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship Information

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Rosemary Mignano, Senior Manager of Sponsor, Exhibitor & Affiliate Member Development at rmignano@westernbankers.com or (916) 438-4435.

Why sponsor:

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