WR Seminar: Community Bank Chairman's Forum

11/09/2012 - 11/10/2012

Las Vegas, NV

Chairmen, this is the one you have heard about! It's not a lecture. It's not a seminar presentation. It's an open forum, dialog discussion among chairmen of the board from across the country facilitated by two of the nation's leading community bank experts. As the chairman's role becomes more important, it is becoming more difficult for individuals in that position to truly know how to handle emerging opportunities as well as lingering concerns. What better way than to hear what your fellow chairmen across the country are doing. This is also an opportunity to pick up techniques and trends used by other chairmen to lead their organizations. This program's unique format allows for significant peer interaction and networking as well.

Topics Included:

  • Open discussion of chairman-identified pertinent issues
  • Chairman's duties and responsibilities in the current environment
  • Chairman's obligation in specific situations, such as mergers and acquisitions, problem banks, difficult shareholders
  • Board versus management responsibilities
  • Chairman's role in strategic planning
  • Board and management succession
  • Committee appointments, responsibilities and function
  • Corporate governance issues
  • Purpose and best use of board executive session
  • Training new board members


Jeffrey C. Gerrish is chairman of the board and Philip K. Smith is president of the consulting and law firms of Gerrish McCreary Smith. The firm's expertise includes strategic planning for boards of directors and officers, community bank mergers and acquisitions, bank holding company formation and use, acquisition and ownership planning for boards of directors, and regulatory matters to community banks.

Day One 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Day Two 8:30 am to 11:30 am

All materials will be provided. Continental breakfast will be provided on both days and lunch will be included on Day One. Optional private consultations with the instructors are available from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on Day One and 11:30 am to 1:30 pm on Day Two.

ICBA Members: (prior to Oct. 9)-$595 / (after Oct. 9)-$695
Nonmembers: $795
Bank Director Program Participants: $495

10 CPE Credits

Program Level: Basic-Intermediate

Hotel Information:
To make your hotel reservations, contact Bellagio Las Vegas at (888) 987-6667.
Rate: $229 Single/Double
Reservation Deadline: 10/15/2012

For more information, call 800-422-7285.