2014 Western States Leadership Conference

09/09/2014 - 09/12/2014

Newport Beach, CA

The Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel
One Ritz-Carlton Drive
Dana Point, C A 92629

Designed for community bank Presidents/CEOs; Chairman; Directors and Senior Management this conference provides solutions to your most challenging issues through industry expert presentations and peer discussions. This conference sheds light on some of the key issues facing the community banking industry today and tomorrow. Our speakers will challenge you to look at the industry in a new way and will present solutions that fit your bank.

To reserve your room at the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel call (800)930-5146 to speak directly to reservations or go online at: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/caindependentbankers Mention the California Independent Bankers to secure a $295 rate - first come, first served. The last day to receive the negotiated room rate is Monday, August 18.

Highlights include:

  • FDIC Community Bankers Workshop on Corporate Vigilance - Balancing Priorities (7.5 CPE Credits)

  • Maria Contreras-Sweet, invited - Current Administrator of the Small Business Administration

  • "The New Age of Banking - Social Media and Mobile Banking what's next?" Hear Your Peers and Share Their Experiences!
    Facilitated by Ruth Razook, RLR Management Consulting Inc.
    Panel: Eve Callahan, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
    Umpqua Holdings Corporation Jesse Torres, Director Social Risk Services

  • "Turning Industry Challenges into Business Opportunity"
    Facilitated by Steve Brown, President & CEO, Pacific Coast Bankers' Bancshares and Subsidiaries

  • "A Closer Look at Industry Challenges and Business Opportunity"
    Facilitated by Steve Brown, President & CEO, Pacific Coast Bankers' Bancshares and Subsidiaries

  • "Management Succession Planning for Executive and Senior Officers"
    Facilitated by Gary Steven Findley, Esq., President, Gary Steven Findley & Associates and John Fahrendorf, EVP, Young and Associates, Inc.

  • "Director Succession"- Build the Board that will lead your bank to the next 20 years of Premier Performance
    Facilitated by Gary Steven Findley, Esq., President, Gary Steven Findley & Associates and John Fahrendorf, EVP, Young and Associates, Inc.

  • "A direct banker to banker exchange of industry trends and how specific banks have turned those trends into opportunity for themselves."
    Facilitated by Steve Brown, President & CEO, Pacific Coast Bankers' Bancshares and Subsidiaries

  • "Challenges Facing Banking Today"
    Facilitated by Gary Steven Findley, Esq., President, Gary Steven Findley & Associates

  • "Top Banker Panel"
    Leon Blankstein, President American Business Bank, Los Angeles
    David Heald, Presdient and CEO of Santa Cruz County Bank, Santa Cruz
    A.J. Antongiovanni, President and CEO of Mission Bank, Bakersfield
    Kevin Farrenkopf, President and CEO of The Bank of Hemet, Riverside

Registration Info/Fees:
Conference Registration ONLY
1st Bank Member $749
Each additional bank member $499
1st Bank Nonmember $849
Each additional non bank member $599
DeNovo Member Bank (Banks 1-7 Years Old) $399
1st Associate Member $749
Each additional Associate Member (from same firm) $599
Associate Nonmember $1,149

Conference Registration and One Guest*
1st Bank Member $1,049
Each additional Bank Member $799
1st Bank Nonmember $1,149
Each additional bank non member $899
DeNovo Member Bank (Banks 1-7 Years Old) $599
Associate Member $1,049

* Please note that a guest is a spouse, significant other, child or friend who is not an industry-related professional.

Exhibitor Information:
Members $1,500 (Includes one conference registration); Additional booth staff - $525 each
Nonmember $2,500 (Includes one conference registration); Additional booth staff - $925 each

PAC Donation $50 or $100
(this is a voluntary donation and is not tax deductible)

Spouse Tour: Wine Tour, Tasting and Lunch at Laguna Canyon Winery and Giracci Vineyards: $150

Hotel Information:

  • To make your hotel reservation, contact The Ritz-Carlton at (800) 930-5146. To secure the negotiated rate of $295 plus tax per night for this program, you must make your hotel reservation by 8-18-14.
  • For special assistance needs, please call the hotel directly or contact the ICBA Education Department at (800) 422-7285.

Download registration form to fax or mail.