Women in Banking

Hotel

Hotel

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa
21500 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, California, 92648
Check In: 4:00 PM  |  Check Out: 11:00 AM

Hotel accommodations can be made online here or by calling the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa reservations department at (714) 698-1234 or (877) 803-7534. Please mention Western Bankers to receive the special group rate. The Western Bankers rate is $319/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 Monday, April 25, 2022. If the room block reaches capacity, the hotel may accept reservations on a space-available basis at the prevailing rates.

Parking:
Overnight Guest Parking: $33 per night (Discounted for the group)
Daily Parking (0-12 hours): $22

Resort Fee:
The resort fee of $25 (per room per day plus applicable tax) applies and provides for an enhanced stay experience for guests and which currently includes:

  • Guestroom Internet
  • 2 bottled waters per day
  • 2 for 1 half-day bike rental
  • surf board & golf bag storage
  • in-room refrigerator & safe
  • 24 hr. fitness center access
  • beach service (chairs, towels, umbrellas)
  • local & 800 number calls
  • “Print Me” guest room access
  • incoming/outgoing faxing
  • Disneyland shuttle (seasonal)
Agenda

Agenda

*All times listed below are in PT

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Registration Open
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Welcome Reception
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM Registration Open
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM Opening General Session

Defined by Defeat: The Real Champion’s Story

Lauren Sisler
Emmy Award-Winning ESPN & SEC Sportscaster,
Addiction Prevention Advocate
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM Break
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM General Session

Success by Design

Krista Snelling
President & CEO
Santa Cruz County Bank
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Transition Break
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM General Session

Women Bank Directors: Board Service in the New Millennium

Leigh White
Director, Board of Directors
Five Star Bank

Shannon Deary-Bell
President & CEO
Nor-Cal Beverage Company
Director, Board of Directors
Five Star Bank

Donna Lucas
President & CEO
Lucas Public Affairs
Director, Board of Directors
Five Star Bank


Moderated by Maurine Padden
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM General Session

Shaping American Banking Innovation:
Where Banks, Regulation, and Crypto Intersect


Rachel Anderika
Chief Risk Officer
Anchorage Digital Bank
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM Break
2:45 PM – 3:15 PM General Session

Legislative Update

Melanie Cuevas
Vice President of Government Relations
California Bankers Association
3:15 PM – 3:35 PM General Session

Pay It Forward Initiative

Jennifer Friend, J.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Project Hope Alliance
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM Peer Exchange Session
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Reception
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dinner
Thursday, May 19, 2022
8:00 AM – 11:30 AM Registration Open
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM General Session

Advancing DEI Across Financial Services

Nikita Pearson
Deputy to the Chairman for External Affairs & 
Director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion

FDIC
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM Closing General Session

Body Language of Leaders: Follow the Leader

Susan Constantine, MPsy
Body Language Expert, Media Personality,
Communication Expert, Leadership Coach & Trainer
The Human Behavior Lab
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 PM Forum Concludes
Speakers

Susan Constantine, MPsy
Body Language Expert, Media Personality, Communication Expert, Leadership Coach & Trainer
The Human Behavior Lab

Susan Constantine is the world’s leading authority on body language in relation to leadership and deception detection and is one of the most sought-after human behavior experts. She has been consulted for some of the world’s most noteworthy trials, including Amanda Knox, Michael Jackson, Jeffrey Epstein, Elizabeth Holmes, George Zimmerman, Casey Anthony, Jerry Sandusky, Bill Cosby, and hundreds of others.

Speakers

Krista Snelling
President & CEO
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 in March 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

Leigh White
Chief Revenue Officer
Vydiant, Inc.
Director, Board of Directors
Five Star Bank

Leigh White is a corporate board Director, Chief Revenue Officer and Operations Executive. Ms. White is a qualified finance and revenue expert, and brings a unique combination of strategic thinking, operational excellence, and innovative technical transformation to the boardroom. She has collaborated with companies to navigate pivotal transitions and create value for investors, in both high-growth and turn around environments. Ms. White has held executive positions with leading public companies such as Tribune, Gannett/TEGNA and Media General, as well as an emerging private company, Vydiant.

Speakers

Shannon Deary-Bell
President & CEO
Nor-Cal Beverage Company
Director, Board of Directors
Five Star Bank

Ms. Deary Bell serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Nor-Cal Beverage, a position she has held since 2010. She has held several positions in her more than thirty-year service at Nor-Cal Beverage, including positions in the food service and vending divisions, Assistant Manager of the Sacramento Vending Department, Branch Manager of the Stockton facility, and Executive Vice President of Operations.

Speakers

Donna Lucas
President & CEO
Lucas Public Affairs
Director, Board of Directors
Five Star Bank

Ms. Lucas is a successful strategic communications consultant and has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Lucas Public Affairs (“LPA”) since its opening in 2006. She has grown LPA into a team of accomplished public affairs professionals who work with clients in the Sacramento region and throughout California on major public policy challenges related to energy, environment, health care, higher education, technology, tourism and more. Ms. Lucas has held senior executive level positions in both the public and private sectors. She served as Deputy Chief of Staff for strategic planning and initiatives for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Chief of Staff for First Lady Maria Shriver.

Speakers

Maurine Padden

Maurine Padden previously served as EVP and chief operating officer with the Western Bankers where she oversaw WB’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 Western Bankers team. As a member of WB’s senior management, she contributed to the development and execution of the association’s strategic goals and initiatives. 

Speakers

Rachel Anderika
Chief Risk Officer
Anchorage Digital Bank

Rachel Anderika is the Chief Risk Officer at Anchorage Digital. She brings more than 15 years of experience in regulatory and risk management and nearly a decade of professional experience at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, where she served as National Bank Examiner (and later, Large Bank Examiner) to ensure that national banks operated safely and soundly, while complying with applicable laws and regulations.

Speakers

Jennifer Friend, J.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Project Hope Alliance

Prior to becoming CEO, Jennifer Friend enjoyed a successful career as a partner at a large law firm, representing national and international clients throughout the civil courts of California. While practicing law, she served as President and Secretary of the Project Hope Alliance Board of Directors and was actively engaged in the organization’s expansion and strategic growth. In 2013, Jennifer answered her calling, left her partnership, and became Project Hope Alliance’s full-time CEO. Since then, she has led PHA from a team of two to a mighty team that is focused on eliminating the barriers and filling in the gaps that homelessness causes in the lives of children and youth throughout Orange County.

Speakers

Nikita Pearson
Deputy to the Chairman for External Affairs & Director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion
FDIC

Nikita serves as Deputy to the Chairman for External Affairs and Director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI). As Deputy to the Chairman she manages the FDIC’s broader engagement mission, including oversight of the FDIC’s Office of Communications and Office of the Ombudsman. As OMWI Director, she is responsible for: promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility among the FDIC’s 6,000 employees; assessing diversity policies and practices of approximately 3,200 banks supervised by the FDIC; and increasing participation of minority-owned and women-owned businesses in the FDIC’s operations.

Sessions

Defined by Defeat: The Real Champion’s Story

Life rarely goes according to script, and our success is often defined by our defeats.

As a freshman at Rutgers University, Lauren unexpectedly lost both of her parents within hours of each other to their concealed battle with prescription drug addiction. In the aftermath, she was forced to navigate the world unknown and make some tough choices that are bound to every chapter of her story.

Whether you are a team leader, a company owner, or taking the next step in your career, you can use the power of your story to rebound from tragedy with courage and resilience.

Sessions

Success by Design

Krista will discuss her experiences and using mentoring, networking, and other tools to get where you want to be in your career.

Sessions

Legislative Update

Hear from Melanie Cuevas, VP of Government Relations of the California Bankers Association, as she provides the latest Legislative Update.

Sessions

Body Language of Leaders: Follow the Leader

Your leadership is only as strong as your followers’ willingness to embrace it.

And that in turn depends on assuring them you’re the best person for the job, with the right qualities to take them to the right places.

Leading takes ambition and vision. But it also requires learning to use your nonverbal communication to reinforce your image and message. To be the most effective leader possible, you need to look, sound, and act the part.

Pay It Forward Initiative

Pay It Forward Initiative

Each year at our Women in Banking Forum, we like to highlight a local non-profit that helps serve the local community where we hold the program.

We have worked with many non-profits over the years and have brought in many donations to help serve the local community. Such organizations like: Clothes the Deal, New Economics for Women, Headbands of Hope, and many more.

This year, we are partnering with and highlighting Project Hope Alliance.

Project Hope Alliance (PHA) is a nonprofit that is ending the cycle of homelessness, one child at a time. A homeless student who graduates high school is 400 times less likely to experience homelessness as an adult. Based in Orange County, CA, Project Hope Alliance works directly with students experiencing homelessness, ensuring that students graduate high school, and end the cycle of homelessness. They work with students from Kindergarten, through age 24. They provide 24/7 case management support, along with basic needs, academic tutoring, mentorship, financial assistance, and enrichment activities. What is unique about Project Hope Alliance is that their case managers work directly on school campuses that have high student populations of homeless youth. Students always have access to their Case Managers and the support they provide.  Learn more about Project Hope Alliance at projecthopealliance.org.

Every kid deserves to have a fun summer! You can provide youth experiencing with an amazing summer by donating the following items: 

  • Sunscreen
  • Flip Flops
  • Sunglasses
  • Reusable Water Bottles
  • Hats/Visors
  • Sand Toys
  • Beach Towels 
  • Bubbles
  • Sports Toys
  • Gift Cards to: Amazon, Target, Walmart, Visa
CPE Credits

CPE Credits

The 2022 Women in Banking Forum will be offering 10 CPE credits.

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

Pricing

Registration Information

Pricing For Price
WB Bank Member $595
Bank Non-Member $795

Register Online

table pricing Discount

Are you interested in registering a group for Women in Banking? if so, we are offering great discounts on group pricing. We are offering pricing for a table of 10 people or a half table for 5 people. If you have additional people you would like to register after those designated seats at the table, we will offer 10% off the regular registration per person price for those additional add on attendees only.

In order to register your group, please complete the spreadsheet below and send to Gina Titus at registrations@westernbankers.com.

Full Table of 10 Group registration Price
WB Bank Member $4,000
(33% discount off regular per person pricing)
Bank Non-Member $6,000
(25% discount off regular per person pricing)
1/2 Table of 5 Group registration Price
WB Bank Member $2,500
(19% discount off regular per person pricing)
Bank Non-Member $3,500
(12% discount off regular per person pricing)

To register more than one person from the bank, please contact Gina Titus at registrations@westernbankers.com for more information.

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees less a $75 processing fee per registrant will be refunded if cancellation is received by Tuesday, May 3, 2022. No refund if cancellations are received after Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Substitutions welcomed.

Mobile App

Mobile App

We will be utilizing the WesternBankers app at our 2022 Women in Banking Forum. Download the app today in order to access the agenda, view the presentations, engage with other attendees, learn about event sponsors, get updates throughout the conference, and much more. Simply search “Western Bankers” in either the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store to download today. Once you are registered for the conference you will receive log-in instructions with the access code at a later date.

Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship Information

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Jennifer Benson, Vice President of Conferences at jbenson@westernbankers.com or (916) 438-4416.

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