2018 Bank Presidents Seminar
The Four Seasons Biltmore • Santa Barbara, California

CBA’s only program exclusively for member bank presidents and CEOs. Senior leaders of California banks are invited to attend and share in informative sessions to discuss the ever-changing landscape of the financial services arena at the beautiful Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara.

*Please note our new schedule. Board activities will begin on Wednesday, January 10, and regular programming will begin Thursday, January 11. All registered guest are welcome to attend the Dessert and Nightcap Reception on Wednesday evening.

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*Tentative Agenda, subject to change*

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Open
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Bank Benefits Board Meeting
3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Board Reception and Dinner
8:30 p.m. Dessert and Nightcap Reception

Thursday, January 11, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Registration Open
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Opening Refreshment/Coffee Bar
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Opening Keynote Speaker
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Luncheon
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Facilitated Peer Networking Exchange
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Refreshment Break
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions – Series I
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions – Series II
4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Free Time
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dinner/Entertainment

Friday, January 12, 2018

7:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Registration Open
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Economic Outlook
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Closing Keynote Speaker
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch Available/Conference Adjourns

Scheduled Speakers

Tony La Russa

With three World Series titles and six pennants to his name, Tony La Russa is widely considered one of the best managers in Major League Baseball history, yet the insights he shares are bigger than baseball—leadership qualities and a relentless approach to preparation that inspire greatness in others.


Lee Wetherington

Lee Wetherington is the director of strategic insight for Jack Henry & Associates, where he oversees the development of actionable insight and strategy for the financial services industry at large. He also writes and speaks extensively about emerging trends in fintech, payments and digital banking.


Robert Eyler, PhD

Dr. Robert Eyler is president of Economic Forensics and Analytics, specializing in public policy analysis for firms and governments. He is also dean of the School of Extended and International Education and Professor of Economics at Sonoma State University.



More speakers coming soon…

Who Attends

CBA member bank presidents and CEOs, by invitation only


Early Bird Registration Fees through December 19, 2017

CBA Member Bank                 $995

Accompanying Spouse Fee   $495

Regular Registration Fess after December 19, 2017

CBA Member Bank                 $1,345

Accompanying Spouse Fee   $495


If you have any registration questions, please contact:
Colette Warner
Administrative Coordinator
(916) 438-4418


The Four Seasons Biltmore
1260 Channel Drive
Santa Barbara, California 93108
(805) 969-2261 [Front Desk]

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Accommodations - 

Hotel accommodations can be made by calling The Four Seasons Biltmore at (805) 565-8299. The CBA rate is $425, single or double occupancy, plus taxes and fees. Rooms are limited, please make your reservations soon.

Important Note: the Four Seasons has a 21-day cancellation policy and requires a fully non-refundable deposit of all nights’ room and tax to secure your reservation. Should you need to cancel, your cancellation must be received with 21-days prior to your confirmed arrival. Your confirmed reservation and the above cancellation policy will be provided in writing, via email, to you from the Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore.

Since last year’s Bank Presidents Seminar and going forward, optional use of the Coral Casino Beach & Cabana Club along with its athletic club facilities, pool and café are subject to a daily additional charge of $200 per day. However, all participants and hotel guests may still dine at Tydes Restaurant (located inside the Club).  If interested, please confirm club reservations and daily pricing at the Biltmore front desk.

The Biltmore still maintains a heated pool, spa and fitness facility located on the grounds of the resort, at no additional charge. Confer with the front desk for operational hours.



Alternative Options for Accommodations

Please note: The CBA does not have a negotiated room rate at the following hotels.

Montecito Inn
1295 Coast Village Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
(805) 969-7854

The Fess Parker, Santa Barbara Hotel
a DoubleTree Resort by Hilton
633 East Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 564-4333

Session Descriptions

Session Descriptions Coming Soon…

Sponsorship Information

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, contact the CBA events staff: Rosemary Mignano 916-438-4435


Why sponsor:

  • Maximize your company’s brand awareness and increase your market position

  • Gain direct access to CBA 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 California’s bank executives

  • Support the California Bankers Association, the largest non-profit banking organization serving the California financial services industry

Spouse Program

More Details Coming Soon…


The following airlines have flights to Santa Barbara Municipal Airport: Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Airlines and American Airlines. Please consult your preferred travel search engine or provider for best airfares. CBA does not have a designated airline for this event.

Parking / Transportation

The resort offers complimentary day valet parking. Self parking surrounding the property is $19 per night, per vehicle and overnight valet parking is $31 per night, per vehicle.

If you are flying, you may use the Santa Barbara, Los Angeles or Burbank airports. The Santa Barbara Airport is approximately a 20-minute drive to the Four Seasons Biltmore. CBA has selected Budget car rental as the designated rental car company for the Bank Presidents Seminar. To obtain the promotional rate, call (800) 826-2090 and refer to CBA ID #U051957.

Special Dietary / Physical Needs

Any attendee with special dietary or physical needs should indicate so on the registration form.


Business Casual Attire during the day programming.

Cocktail Attire in the evening at the receptions and dinners.