2015 Bank Presidents Seminar a Great Success

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CBA wishes to thank everyone who attended our annual Bank Presidents Seminar, January 8-10. We had nearly 250 attendees this year and a very robust program, including keynote addresses by Erskine Bowles, former White House chief of staff and Brett King, CEO and founder of Movenbank, as well as a luncheon address by the American Bankers Association Chairman, John Ikard.

Teresa Curran, SVP and director of banking supervision and regulation with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco moderated an informative roundtable discussion on shadow banking. Eric Holmquist, managing director of enterprise risk management with Accume Partners led an enterprise risk management panel discussion featuring Jim Lokey, past CBA board chairman and Gabe Nachand, partner with Moss Adams.

The program closed Saturday morning with an economic outlook from Esmael Adibi, director of the A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research at Chapman University.

We would also like to thank everyone who contributed to our federal PAC by donating items or bidding on those items during our silent and live auctions, two very important sources of donations for our PAC. We raised a record amount – nearly $54,000, easily surpassing the impressive amount we raised last year. A special thanks to Jim Glines, who did a fantastic job as our auctioneer. We also would like to thank our many sponsors, who had a direct impact in making this annual seminar a success.

Finally, congratulations to Richard Hartnack, who was recognized as the Distinguished Banker of the Year for his longstanding service to the banking industry and to the CBA. We hope to see you all next year for the 2015 seminar, January 7-9, 2016, at the Four Seasons Biltmore, Santa Barbara.