29th Annual Bank Director Current Issues Seminar

The fast-paced progression of the financial services industry is directly affecting the role of the community bank director. The quick pace of change means that community bank boards need to keep focused, nimble and ready for increased regulatory attention. Whether you are a seasoned bank director or one that is new to your bank’s board, this program presents today’s key director issues including:
  • Establishing strong governance principles
  • Meeting risk management and compliance expectations
  • Managing technology changes and creating a culture of innovation
  • Prioritizing high-performance as a measure of success
  • Implementing effective credit, retail and compensation strategies

Community bank directors are expected to stay ahead of the curve in today’s transformational environment. Join industry experts as they share key observations and insights on both internal and external factors influencing today’s community bank. 

"The conference was outstanding! It was well attended and provided a positive atmosphere that promoted learning. In addition, interaction and collaboration with speakers, educators and fellow bankers empowers our common goal of improving the environment of community banking."
— Convention Participant

Register for ICBA Community Banking LIVE & 
the Annual Bank Director Current Issues Seminar

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Already registered for ICBA LIVE? Add the Bank Director Current Issues by calling the ICBA meetings department at 800-422-7285.

You must be registered for ICBA LIVE to register for the Annual Bank Director Current Issues Seminar.

Banks enrolled in ICBA Bank Director Program: $129
Banks enrolled in ICBA Bank Director Program after Jan. 26: $179
Banks not enrolled in ICBA Bank Director Program: $179
Banks not enrolled in ICBA Bank Director Program after Jan. 26: $229

Earn five CPE credits if you attend the entire session. Badges are scanned at the end of the session. Lunch is for registered Bank Director Current Issues Seminar attendees only.

Agenda: Tuesday, March 13

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.  


9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  

The Evolving Role of the Director: Changing Shareholder Expectations, Red Flags, ERM and Governance

Peter Weinstock and Heather Eastep, Hunton & Williams LLP
Much has been written, and even more has been said, of the role of the bank director. Basic presentations concerning director fiduciary duties and looking for red flags, however, have failed to keep up with regulatory changes and industry dynamics. This presentation will address the role of the modern community bank director. It will cover true strategic planning in the face of activist minority shareholders even in nonpublic community banks, current supervisory concerns, including current thinking on ERM, cybersecurity and thirdparty risk and how to prioritize and evaluate and delegate the responsibilities placed on directors. Lastly, the presentation will address certain hot button governance issues. The focus of this presentation will be on how to do the job, rather than what are the directors’ responsibilities.

10:00 a.m. – 10:15        


10:15 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.

Vision 2020: Setting the Stage for Community Banking

Kevin Blair, President & CEO, New Ground
Community banking is rapidly evolving due to changing consumer behavior, technology integration and the virtualization of the consumer experience. These market drivers are stretching community bankers beyond their comfort zones. Today, more than ever before, aligning board and management leadership around a clear vision is essential to creating a dynamic culture capable of delivering exceptional customer experiences. This session outlines a strategic framework used by top banks to develop and deliver the Community Banking 2020 Vision.
11:05 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.

How to Interpret Bank Financials Like A Pro

Kevin Tweddle, Group EVP, Innovation and Financial Technology, ICBA Services Network
This session reviews and explains the key balance sheet and income statement drivers of bank financial statements and assesses critical areas directors should focus on. Learn to identify crucial drivers on the balance sheet and income statement and recognize risk that you must be aware of as you review financial statements. See how to associate emerging metrics and trends with impact on bank performance and establish strategic financial questions to ask the executive team.

Noon – 1 p.m.


1 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

Five Qualities of a Winning Bank

David Kemp, President, Bankers Management, Inc.
It is no coincidence that the best performing banks in the country are also the best managed banks in the country. These banks outshine their peers because they focus on the customer and embrace strong credit cultures. Get the tools and tips to take your community bank from ordinary to outstanding.

1:50 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.


2:05 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.

What Community Bank Directors Should Know about Risk Management

Bert Purdy, CPA, Bank Consultant, BKD
Discover the roles and responsibilities directors have in regard to a community bank’s risk management program. Learn how to gauge the effectiveness and adequacy of the risk management program as well as techniques for measuring risk within your bank. Find out the right questions to ask of management to gain a more robust understanding of your banks’ unique risks.

2:55 p.m.– 3 p.m.

Final Remarks

Peter Weinstock, Hunton & Williams LLP
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