Education Seminar

CFO Conference
Learn ways that managing financial performance, investment analysis, reporting requirements, risk management and capital and funding requirements can positively influence your bank’s profitability.

The constant change in the community bank CFO’s environment — regulatory, legislative and accounting — is creating very real challenges and burdens. In the shifting landscape of the financial services industry, CFOs are confronted daily by situations that call on every bit of their expertise. The importance of reliable tools and techniques is critical to bottom-line performance. Learning how to manage all critical aspects such as financial performance, investment analysis, reporting requirements, risk management and capital and funding requirements can positively influence your bank’s profitability. This conference will help you stay current on the issues by covering asset/liability management, regulatory changes, stress testing, investment portfolios and other relevant topics.


The session will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday June 18, immediately followed by a reception from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and continue Thursday, June 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Breakfast will begin at 8:00 a.m. and lunch at 12:00 on both days.  

June 18, 2014


9:00Introduction – Karl Nelson, KPN Consulting

9:15: Capital Markets and Regulatory Update and Perspective  
James Winslow, CFA | iShares Institutional Business | BlackRock

10:05: Stress Testing for Capital Adequacy – Defining Your Own Future
Adam Mustafa | Managing Partner | Invictus Consulting Group

10:55: Networking Break

11:10: The Investment Portfolio: What Makes Sense Today?
Steve Miller | Chief Risk Officer | First Principles Capital Management

12:00:  Lunch

1:00:  Sponsor Overview
Steve Mizes | President | EC Purchasing

1:15:  Strategic Planning – Are You in Sync with Your Regulators?
Chris Nichols | Chief Strategy Officer | CenterState Bank

2:05:  Understanding Future Healthcare Costs 
Thom Lewis | Regional CEO and Employee Benefits Practice Leader | USI 

2:55: Networking Break

Kevin Shaner | Regional Director | Promontory Interfinancial Network

4:00:  Loan Pricing Strategies that Help You Compete for the Best Borrowers
Craig Poms | Chief Delivery Officer | PrecisionLender

4:50:  Adjourn

5:00:  Reception

June 19, 2014

8:00:  Breakfast

9:00:  FHLB Advances – How To Enhance Interest Rate Risk & Funding Costs
Steve Cibull | Managing Director – Member Financial Services | FHLB San Francisco

9:50:  Capital Planning & Alternatives
Peter Weinstock | Partner | Hunton & Williams

10:40: Networking Break

10:55:  Redefining Compensation in the New Era of Regulation
Flynt Gallagher | President | Meyer-Chatfield Compensation Advisors

11:45: Executive and Director Benefit Plans and the Benefits of BOLI Financing
Eric Johnsen, MBA | Executive Benefits and BOLI Consultant | Equias Alliance

12:15:  Lunch

1:15:   Interest Rate Risk – Breaking Down the Modeling Mystery  Kamal Hosein, CFA | Senior Managing Director, Head of Strategies and Analytics | Stern Agee

2:05: Accounting Updates – New Issues, Policies and Changes on the Horizon
Jeff Clair | Moss Adams LLP

2:45: THE ALM Process – Centerpiece for Risk Management
Karl Nelson | CEO | KPN Consulting
Jill Holton | Vice President, Brokered CD Funding | BNY Mellon Capital Markets LLC

3:30:  Adjourn


  • Chief executive officers
  • Chief financial officers
  • Chief administrative officers
  • Chief operating officers
  • Presidents and other senior managers
  • Controllers, treasurers, cashiers, finance, audit, accounting managers and financial analysts
  • Bank directors and ALCO teams

Scheduled Speakers

The industry experts you’ll hear from include: 

  • Karl Nelson, President and CEO, KPN Consulting
  • James Winslow, CFA, iShares Institutional Business, BlackRock
  • Steve R. Miller, Chief Risk Officer, Partner, First Principles Capital Management, LLC
  • Steve Mizes, President, EC Purchasing
  • Steve Cibull, Managing Director – Member Financial Services, FHLB San Francisco
  • Thom Lewis, Regional CEO and Employee Benefits Practice Leader, USI 
  • Craig Poms, Chief Delivery Officer, PrecisionLender
  • Kevin Shaner, Regional Director, Promontory Interfinancial Network
  • Adam Mustafa, Chairman and CEO, Invictus Consulting Group
  • Flynt Gallagher, President, Meyer-Chatfield Compensation Advisors
  • Jeff Clair, Moss Adams, LLP
  • Peter Weinstock, Partner, Hunton & Williams
  • Chris Nichols, Chief Strategy Officer, CenterState Bank
  • Eric Johnsen, MBA, Executive Benefits and BOLI Consultant, Equias Alliance
  • Kamal Hosein, CFA, Senior Managing Director, Head of Strategies and Analytics, Stern Agee
  • Jill Holton, Vice President, Brokered CD Funding, BNY Mellon Capital Markets LLC

Registration Fees

Early-Bird Registration extended through Tuesday May 27, 2014
CBA Member: $795
Non-Member: $995

Regular Registration
CBA Member: $995
Non-Member: $1195

Cancellations and Complaint Policy:

Substitutions are allowed, at no additional cost. Written notice is required for all substitutions/cancellations. The full registration fee will be refunded if the written request is received by Monday, May 26, 2014, and 50 percent if by Monday, June 2, 2014. There will be no refunds after June 2. Registrations made after June 2 are not subject to refund.

If for any reason you are unsatisfied with this program, please contact John Lingvall, VP and Director of Education at (916) 438-4428.

Location Information

Wednesday and Thursday, June 18 – 19, 2014
Newport Beach Marriott Hotel
900 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 640-4000

CBA has a room block arranged at the hotel at a rate of $159/night plus taxes.  If you are interested in reserving a room, please contact the hotel at (877) 622-3056  and reference the CA Bankers Association Rooming Block or reserve online by clicking: Room rate includes guest room internet. Please make your reservations by Tuesday, June 3; requests after this date will be accepted on a space-available basis at the regular room rate.

CBA will host self parking.

Program Objectives

The purpose of this seminar is to share new perspectives, tools and techniques to help finance officers better run their banks. They will leave better equipped to:

  • Incorporate trends in the banking industry and impact of future interest rates
  • Describe the outlook for capital markets 
  • Discuss regulatory overview of stress testing 
  • Tips for best ways to manage interest rate risk
  • Better understand future healthcare costs
  • How to retain your margin through funding
  • Ensure their executive compensation program is competitive and meets all regulatory requirements
  • Provide updates on accounting issues
  • Create a strategic plan that is in sync with regulators

Credit Information

Program Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Prerequisite: At least three years experience as a bank financial officer

Advance Preparation: None

Method of Presentation: Group – Live (Lecture, Discussion, and Table Exercises)

Recommended CPE Credits: 12.5 Hours Maximum
(Estimated 3.0 Economics, 3.0 Accounting and 6.5 Finance)
Sponsored learning activities are measured by program length, with one 50-minute period equal to one CPE credit.  One-half CPE credit increments (equal to 25 minutes) are permitted after the first credit has been earned in a given learning activity.  Please note that not all state boards have adopted this rule.  Some participants may not be able to use one-half credit increments.