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.

Hear more about the conference from our
Closing Keynote Speaker, Jessica Rector.

Register Today!

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

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Agenda gyounger@westernbankers.com

Agenda

Sunday, August 25
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Registration Open
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Welcome Reception
7:00 PM – 9:30 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

(CRCM 1.25 credits)
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

(CERP, CRCM 1.25 credits)
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

(CRCM 1.25 credits)
Technology & Ops

Top Exam Trends in Cybersecurity

Rita Lucivero
IT Assurance Supervisor​

Wolf & Company, P.C.

(CFMP 1.25 credits)
Marketing

Moving Your Bank Into the Digital World

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

(CRCM 1.25 credits)
Compliance

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


Randy Marsicano
Professional Services Senior Manager
WolfPAC Solutions
  CFO & Finance

Preparing for Life after LIBOR

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

(CERP, CRCM 1.25 credits)
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

(CERP, CRCM 1.25 credits)
Technology & Ops

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


Laurel Sykes
EVP, Chief Compliance & Risk Officer
American Riviera Bank

(CFMP 1.25 credits)
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

(CRCM 1.25 credits)
Compliance

The Emerging Landscape of CRA Reform

Robert Cardwell
Managing Principal
Capco​
  CFO & Finance

Strategies for Driving Overall Bank Performance
through the Investment Portfolio


Brian Battle
Director
Performance Trust

(CERP 1.25 credits)
Risk

How to Handle What You Don’t Know About ERM

Mike Cohn
Director, Member of the Firm
WolfPAC Solutions
  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

(CFMP 1.25 credits)
Marketing

Selling More with Less:
Marketing Analytics Success Stories


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

(CRCM 1.25 credits)
General Session

Regulatory Update

Janet Kincaid
Deputy Regional Director (Compliance)​
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

(CRCM 1.25 credits)
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

(CERP, CRCM 1.25 credits)
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

(CAFP, CERP, CRCM 
1.25 credits)
Technology & Ops

Emerging Cybersecurity Threats

Jeremy Conway
Chief Technology Officer
MAD Security

(CFMP 1.25 credits)
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

(CFMP 1.25 credits)
General Session

Economic Update

Dr. Jim Doti
President Emeritus & Professor of Economics
Chapman University
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

(CERP 1.25 credits)




(CERP, CRCM 1.25 credits)
Fintech Forum
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM 
Fintech Strategy for Banks 
Robert Morgan, VP of Emerging Technologies, ABA

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM   
A Conversation with the Federal Reserve Bank
of San Francisco

Facilitator: Mongkha Pavlick, Group Vice President
- Kaitlin Asrow, Fintech Policy Advisor
- Michael Gaston, Innovation Strategist
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Refreshment Break
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

(CFMP 1.5 credits)
Fintech Strategies for Banks
Moderated Peer Exchange Session 
(Technology, Fintech & Innovation)
Moderator: Matt Helmers
Senior Innovation Manager, Fintech & Cybersecurity
Plug and Play
  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

(CRCM 1.25 credits)
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

(CAFP, CERP, CRCM
1.25 credits)
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​

(CAFP, CERP, CRCM
1.25 credits)
Technology & Ops

Inside the World of the Dark Web

Ryan Rodrigue
Principal
Wolf & Company, P.C.

(CFMP 1.25 credits)
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

Dr. Jim Doti
President Emeritus & Professor of Economics
Chapman University

James Doti earned his B.S. degree in economics from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago. 

He was appointed president of Chapman University in 1991 and served for 25 years.  In September 2016, he returned to the Chapman faculty as President Emeritus and Professor of Economics.

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

Janet Kincaid
Deputy Regional Director (Compliance)​
FDIC

Deputy Regional Director Janet R. Kincaid possesses over 30 years of bank regulatory supervision experience which includes a dual commission in both compliance and risk management. Prior to serving in her current position in the San Francisco Region, she was the Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection (DCP) Assistant Regional Director for the Kansas City Region. Over her career, she has gained a broad range of experience including Acting Associate Director-Administrative Management and Operations Branch, Regional Ombudsman, Review Examiner, Field Supervisor (DCP-Kansas City Territory), and she served as Section Chief for the Consumer Response Center for approximately ten years.

Speakers gyounger@westernbankers.com

Robert Morgan
VP of Emerging Technologies
American Bankers Association

Rob Morgan is the Vice President of Emerging Technologies at the American Bankers Association in Washington, D.C. Rob led ABA’s fintech task force which developed ABA’s fintech playbook. Since joining the ABA in 2011, Rob has worked to create a policy environment that facilitates innovation and ensures that banks have the correct tools they need to be innovative.

Speakers

Mongkha Pavlick
Group Vice President
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Mongkha Lu Pavlick joined the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (FRBSF)’s financial supervision group in 2001, as an associate bank examiner. After completing commissioning, she led a wide range of examinations of community and regional banking organizations; branches and agencies of foreign banking organizations; and financial holding companies. During the financial crisis, Mongkha oversaw a portfolio of community banks, bank holding companies, and troubled financial institutions. 

Speakers

Kaitlin Asrow
Fintech Policy Advisor
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

As a policy advisor with the SF Fed’s Fintech Team Kaitlin is responsible for research and monitoring in the areas of data aggregation and artificial intelligence. Most recently Kaitlin worked for a nonprofit research and consulting firm, the Center for Financial Services Innovation, specializing in the growth of financial data aggregation. Before working in financial services Kaitlin managed economic growth projects in the Middle East for a USAID contractor. Kaitlin received her Masters of Public Policy from the University of Chicago and her B.A. from Stanford University.

Speakers

Michael Gaston
Innovation Strategist
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Michael Gaston is an Innovation Strategist for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (FRBSF). In this role he prototypes experimental technologies for potential use within the Supervisory function. Prior to joining FRBSF, Michael worked as a Senior Quantitative Analyst for the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and supported a range of modeling projects including Dodd-Frank Act Stress Testing (DFAST) and Bank Examination Tiered by Risk (BETR). 

Speakers

Matt Helmers
Senior Innovation Manager, Fintech & Cybersecurity
Plug and Play

Matt is the Senior Innovation Manager for our Fintech and Cybersecurity programs in Silicon Valley, responsible for executing the Toyota Financial Services Open Innovation partnership and leading the regional and community banking practice within FinTech. Matt maintains the Japanese relationships, and has been instrumental in the launch of our new Singapore and Atlanta FinTech hubs.

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

Rita L. Lucivero
IT Assurance Supervisor
Wolf & Company, P.C.

Rita is a Supervisor in Wolf’s Information Technology (IT) Assurance Services group where she is responsible for coordinating, supervising and executing IT audit services for clients in a variety of industries including the financial, educational, commercial, and healthcare sectors.  Rita interned with Wolf in the summer of 2010 before joining the Frm full-time in July 2011. 

Speakers

Ryan Rodrigue
Principal
Wolf & Company, P.C.

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

Zaid Akhter
Vice President, Sales
Computer Services, Inc.

Zaid Akhter, vice president of business development for CSI, has more than 20 years of experience in financial services and the information technology industry. He has worked with hundreds of banks along the West Coast on technology strategy and implementation, and he’s a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School. Zaid holds expertise in banking technology, cloud services, social media and information security, and he speaks regularly on these topics at industry events.

Speakers

Brett Manning, CFA
SVP & Director, Funding Products Group
FHLB Des Moines

Brett Manning currently serves as Senior Vice President/ Director, Funding Products Group at Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines. Brett’s mastery of balance sheet management and optimization strategies is the direct result of 18 years’ experience working with every type of FHLBank member, from depository institutions to insurance companies.

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, CRCM
EVP, Chief Compliance & Risk Officer
American Riviera Bank

Laurel Sykes is an Executive Vice President and the Chief Compliance and Risk Officer for American Riviera Bank, headquartered in Santa Barbara, California. With close to 30 years of experience in financial services and risk management, she oversees consumer compliance, BSA/AML/fraud, and overall enterprise risk management and regulatory affairs. She is the bank’s Community Reinvestment Act officer and Security Officer, and in her career has implemented enterprise-wide risk management, vendor management and business continuity programs for banks ranging from $1 billion to $7 billion in assets.

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

Brian Battle
Director
Performance Trust

Brian Battle, director at the Performance Trust Companies, is recognized nationwide as a market expert who provides valuable insight on issues related to liability management, mortgage securities, general market and taxable municipal bonds.

Speakers

Mike Cohn
Director, Member of the Firm
WolfPAC Solutions

Mike serves as Director of the WolfPAC Solutions Group at Wolf & Company, P.C. He is responsible for the strategic direction of the group and provides enterprise risk management (ERM) strategic advisory services and board training to community based financial institutions. An expert on ERM, Mike routinely speaks on the topic before banking professionals nationwide.

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 Gore is CEO and Founder of Garden Society, a California-based, licensed cannabis-focused benefit corporation. Garden Society was born out of Erin’s desire to address the ongoing pain she experienced resulting from sports injuries, after realizing that her body could not tolerate the prescriptions provided by her doctors.

Speakers

Richard Laiderman
Executive Chair & Co-Founder
StandardC

Richard Laiderman is the Executive Chair and Co-founder of StandardC. Mr. Laiderman served as the Head of Global Treasury at Visa Inc., where he served from the IPO until 2015. During 13 years at Bank of America, he served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Treasury.

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

On Fire: Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life

John O’Leary was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, he created a massive explosion in his garage and was burned on 100% of his body. Given less than 1% chance of survival, John is proof of the power of the human spirit. His unlikely recovery meant a journey of pain and loss that could have easily been insurmountable. However, far from being an example of someone who simply endured tragedy, John is a luminous example of thriving through adversity.

Sessions

Regulatory Update

The FDIC supervises nearly 3,500 state-charted banks and thrifts that are not members of the Federal Reserve System (supervised institutions). Most of these institutions are community banks that provide credit and services locally. In this presentation, the FDIC will provide a high level overview of regulatory compliance hot topics; updates; and provide resources as you navigate the world of consumer compliance. This is information that can assist you as you prepare for your next consumer compliance or Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) examination.

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

Economic Update

Specializing in econometric forecasting and demand and pricing for higher education, Dr. Doti will walk attendees though today’s trends and tomorrow’s predictions in a manner that is easily understood, even for those not working directly in finance. Uncover the most up-to-date market insights to better understand the changing economy and its impact on banks and customers.

Sessions

Fintech Strategy for Banks

How is fintech changing the business of banking and what does it mean for the way banks connect with their customers? This session will cover recent developments in the fintech space, how banks can leverage these technologies, and what competitors pose the biggest risk.

Sessions

A Conversation with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

In this panel, moderated by FRB SF’s Group Vice President, Mongkha Pavlick, attendees will engage with a technologist and policy advisor with a specialty in data matters on today’s innovation and fintech hot topics. Discussions will be centered around trends, issues, and opportunities in the industry that are most impactful for the banking community. The panel will also be fielding questions from the floor to maximize the audience’s exposure to the panelists’ collective expertise.

Sessions

Fintech Strategies for Banks
Moderated Peer Exchange Session

The fintech space represents the technology shift that continues to dictate the transformation of banking. In this moderated peer exchange, discuss pain points with fellow bankers as well as how to leverage fintech capabilities to close customer experience gaps. Explore the benefits and challenges of fintech partnerships with bankers facing similar questions related to strategic planning and sustained growth. 

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.

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CRCM/CFMP/CERP/CAFP Credits

ABA Professional Certifications is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of performance and ethics within the financial services industry. 2019 Education Summit & Regulatory Compliance Conference has been approved for

8.75 CRCM, 9 CFMP, 8.75 CERP, 2.5 CAFP credits.

This statement is not an endorsement of this program or its sponsor. Certification holders must report these credits at aba.csod.com. 

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CPE Credits

The 2019 Education Summit & Regulatory Compliance Conference has been granted 16 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

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
  • Gain direct access to 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