Below is the 2014 Agenda

kebyoo      JoeWatkins
Ken Yoo                               Joe Watkins


7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

C-Level Breakfast (by invitation only)

Cyber Security and Your Bank’s Risk Appetite

FHLBank Atlanta’s Chief Risk Officer Ken Yoo and Director of Technology Risk Management Joe Watkins discuss trends related to cyber-security and how these issues can tie into your bank’s overall risk appetite.

8:00 a.m.
Exhibit Hall Opens, Complimentary Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
MBA Regulatory Affairs Committee meeting

Dan Roderick

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

Improve Earnings and ROE by Increasing Profitability of Your Core Customer Base

The rules of the game have changed.  Increased regulation and economic conditions have converged to lower loan demand, compress spreads, and limit fee income opportunities across the industry.  Now, with increased capital requirements less than 18 months away, it will be even more challenging to achieve profitability and ROE objectives.

Because of these increased capital requirements, fee income will become even more critical to maintain and grow ROE.  During this session, gain valuable insight into the profitability dynamics and distribution of your core customer base.  Learn how to achieve a significant increase in fee income while maintaining customer loyalty.

Robert “Booker” L. Moore

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

MBA Benefits Alliance Program

Take the driver’s seat in controlling healthcare strategy and costs, including the timing of your renewal, participation rates, plan design, claims experience, carrier relationships and much more!  Learn about these tremendous advantages in joining MBA’s member-only self-funding health care program and including hearing about recent changes to the program.

Kate Everson Talent Management
Kate Everson

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Council of Professional Women in Banking and Finance Quarterly Networking Meeting
Featuring Kate Everson, Associate Editor for Human Capital Media, publisher of Chief Learning OfficerTalent Management, Diversity Executive and Workforce magazines, detailing How Mentors and Mentees Come from the Most Unexpected Places.

Patrick Whelan
Patrick Whelan

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

The Emergence of the ISO in Community Banking

With issues as complex as regulatory compliance, oversight and cybersecurity, financial institutions cannot afford to take half measures. IT security issues represent a continuous threat to the integrity of an institution’s data, while the amount of information examiners demand regarding your policies, procedures and safeguards continues to grow. Recent regulatory guidance is requiring community banks to address the role of Information Security Officer (ISO).  Join us in an informative session to learn how to effectively employ the ISO to stay ahead of cyber threats and meet regulations.

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Exhibits, Networking

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
MBA Security Committee meeting

Brian Israel
Brian Israel

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

How to use M&A and Private Equity to Strengthen Community Banks

It is important to the local economy to preserve healthy and competitive community banks in Maryland.  Many community banks are struggling with aging leadership, difficult regulatory environment, and capital adequacy issues.  While many community banks have sold to large out of state banks, our panel will explore the use of M&A and private equity to help community banks in Maryland join forces instead of selling to large out of state banks.  Our panelists have experience with merging community banks (including struggling institutions) and using private equity to rebuild balance sheets.
Moderator: Brian Israel, CPA, MBA, Business Development, Dixon Hughes Goodman
Panelists: Kevin Cashen, CEO, Bay Bank/Bay Bancorp, Inc.
Jonathan Holtaway, Co-Portfolio Manager, Ategra Community Financial Institution Fund, LP and President, Ategra Capital Management
Robin Sawyer, Partner, Dixon Hughes Goodman
Frank Bonaventure, Partner, Ober Kaler

Presented by Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP

Beckie Beck LRW
Beckie Beck

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 

Planning for 2015 – PPACA Issues

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) continues to phase in. Many plan design requirements took effect in 2014 for both large and small plans. In 2015, more changes are expected under the PPACA. Learn about your options and obligations and on recent developments as to what is in the regulatory pipeline.
Presented by: Beckie L. Beck, RHU, REBC
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
L.R. Webber Associates Inc.

12:15 p.m.

Next Leaders in Banking Awards Luncheon (separately ticketed event)

12:30 p.m.
Complimentary Attendee/Vendor Buffet Lunch in Exhibit Hall

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Exhibits and Networking

Jim Emerson headshot
Jim Emerson

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. General Session

The Criminal Cyber Threat to the Banking Industry

Mr. Emerson will explore current trends related to criminal cyber threats, key vulnerabilities being exploited, and mitigation challenges for security staff and banking management.   The speaker will seek to “challenge” attendees to adopt a practical insight of not only the current risk, but whether available tools, skills, and temporal management are postured to effectively defend critical information and systems.
Presented by: Lt. Colonel James Emerson USMC (Ret), Senior Vice President – Operations, iThreat Cyber Group
Featuring: Brian McManus, Computer Crimes Specialist, National White Collar Crime Center

2:45 p.m.
Raffle Winner Announcements

2:45 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Closes