Education Seminar

2014 Enterprise Risk Management
The L.A. Hotel Downtown (Hyatt)

A practical approach to building an Enterprise Risk Management process in your organization. 

ERM is central to addressing safety and soundness and key Dodd-Frank requirements.  Experience shows that banks can create a competitive advantage and maximize value by properly implementing and maintaining ERM.  This principle applies to banks of all sizes and ERM must be tailored to fit each institution’s unique risk profile, size and complexity.

This session, presented in collaboration with Berkeley Research Group and Wolf & Co., is designed to cover key aspects of identifying, measuring, controlling and monitoring risks, such as strategic, reputational, compliance, liquidity, technology, and other risks faced by banks today.

In addition we will have a banker panel giving their perspective on implementing an effective ERM program and the challeges they have faced. And during lunch we will hear from the FDIC on the risk management issues they are seeing in theor examinations.


The seminar will be held July 24, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with breakfast and registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. and lunch at noon.

8:30 a.m.
Welcome & Introductions

8:40 a.m.
Regulatory & Banking Industry Update
Walt Mix and David Abshier, Berkeley Research Group

9:15 a.m.
ERM Overview
Walt Mix and David Abshier, Berkeley Research Group

10:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.
Banker’s Perspective
Noor Menai, CTBC Bank Corp. (USA)
Bob Shack, American Business Bank
Doug Krause, East West Bank

11:30 a.m.
Management & Governance Structures
Michael Cohn, WolfPAC

12:00 p.m.
Lunch & Regulator Presentation
John Ross, Regional Deputy Commissioner, California Department of Business Oversight

1:00 p.m.
Compensation and ERM
Gayle Appelbaum, Aon/McGlagan

1:45 p.m.

2:00 p.m.
Building ERM – Hot Topics

Walt Mix, David Abshier, Ron Stoffers and Richard Finkelman, Berkeley Research Group

  • Strategic and ReputationRisk
  • Real Estate Concentrations
  • Liquidity Risk
  • Compliance Risk
  • Cyber Security & Technology Risk

3:15 p.m
Wrap Up

3:30 p.m.


  • Chief executive officers
  • Chief credit officers
  • Chief operating officers
  • Chief compliance officers
  • Chief risk officers and managers
  • Chief financial officers
  • Senior managers
  • Bank directors
  • Emerging leaders

Scheduled Speakers

  • Walter J. Mix III, Director, Financial Services Practice Group Leader, Berkeley Research Group, LLC
  • David Abshier, Director, Berkeley Research Group, LLC
  • Ron Stoffers, Director, Berkeley Research Group, LLC
  • Richard Finkelman, Director, Berkeley Research Group, LLC
  • Gayle Appelbaum, Partner, McLagan (an Aon Hewitt Company)
  • Michael D. Cohn, Director, WolfPAC Solutions, Wolf & Company P.C.
  • Noor Menai, President & CEO, CTBC Bank Corp. (USA)
  • Bob Shack, Director, American Business Bank
  • Doug Krause, EVP & General Counsel, East West Bank
  • John Ross, Regional Deputy Commissioner, California Department of Business Oversight

Registration Fees

Early-Bird Registration extended through Monday, July 7, 2014
CBA Member: $345
Non-Member: $545

Regular Registration
CBA Member: $445
Non-Member: $645

Substitutions are allowed, at no additional cost. Written notice is required for all substitutions/cancellations. The full registration fee will be refunded if written notice is received by July 3, 2014 and fifty percent if by July 11. No refunds will be provided after July 11.  Registrations made on or after July 11 are not subject to refund. 

If for any reason you are not fully satisfied, please contact John Lingvall, VP & Director of Education at (916) 438-4428.

Location Information

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The L.A. Hotel Downtown
(the hotel is being rebranded to a Hyatt)
333 South Figueroa
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 617-1133

CBA has arranged a special rate of $189 per night, which includes guestroom internet.  Please contact the hotel at 800-233-1234 to make your room reservation, by June 26, 2014 or click the link for online reservations:

CBA will host parking.