Past Event

2012 Bank Presidents Seminar
January 12-14, Santa Barbara

This is CBA’s only program designed exclusively for bank presidents and CEOs. Senior leaders of California’s banking industry are invited to attend and share in stimulating and rewarding sessions, targeted at discussing the ever-expanding and ever-changing landscape of the financial services arena.

You will have an opportunity to continue to reinforce and invigorate your network of industry friends and colleagues at the beautiful Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara.

Come prepared to share your enthusiasm and concern over the future of our industry.

Who Should Attend

CBA bank presidents and CEOs

Registration & Accommodations


Early-Bird Registration (before December 9)

CBA Member: $795
Spouse: $395


Regular Registration
CBA Member: $995
Spouse: $395

Cancellation Policy

100% of the registration fee will be refunded if a written notice is received by December 9 and 50% refund if by December 23. No refunds will be provided after December 23. Registrations received after December 23 are not subject to a refund. Substitutions are allowed with CBA approval.


Four Seasons Biltmore

1260 Channel Drive
Santa Barbara, California 93108
Tel: 805/969-2261


Hotel accommodations can be made by calling the Four Seasons Biltmore at 805/565-8299. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Our negotiated room rate of $375 will expire on December 21, 2011.

Agenda at a Glance


*Agenda is subject to change


Thursday, January 12, 2012

12:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.             Registration Opens


6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.               Welcome Reception and Opening Remarks
                                                    Sponsored by U.S. Bank, NA


Friday, January 13, 2012

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.               Breakfast


8:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m.               Introduction and Welcome

8:10 a.m. – 9:10a.m.                General Session
                                                    Governor Elizabeth Duke, Federal Reserve

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.             Panel Discussion
                                                 M&A Consideration for Community Banks in the Current Market
                                                Moderated by: Kaveh Varjavand, Moss Adams LLP
                                                Panelists: Don M. Griffith, Chairman & CEO, Grandpoint Bank
                                                Andrew M. Senchak, Chairman, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.  
                                                Joshua A. Dean, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.           Refreshment Break

10:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.           Roundtable Discussions – Current Events

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.             Luncheon
                                                    Sponsored by Manatt Phelps & Phillips, LLP

1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.               General Session
                                                    Peter J. Wallison, American Enterprise Institute
                                                    Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies

3:15 p.m. Personal Time

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.               Gala Cocktail Reception

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.               Gala Dinner and Distinguished Banker of the Year Award
                                                    Sponsored by Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.

Saturday, January 14, 2012
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.                Breakfast

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.              State of CBA by President and CEO, Rod Brown

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.            Refreshment Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.            General Session
                                                     Dr. Esmael Adibi, Chief Economist
                                                     Director of the A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research
                                                     Chapman University

11:30 a.m. Seminar Adjourns



Current Sponsors:

Aldrich, Bonnefin & Moore, PLC
Atlas Hospitality Group
Corrigan & Company, LLC
Crowe Horwath, LLP
Equias Alliance
Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco
Financial Guaranty Insurance Brokers, Inc.
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Moss Adams LLP
PHH Mortgage
Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P.
Squar Milner
U.S. Bank, NA
Wells Fargo Bank, NA
WolfPAC Integrated Risk Management

Why sponsor:

  • An excellent opportunity to 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
  • Wide selection of sponsor opportunities designed to match your exposure needs for your budget constraints
  • Shape or reinforce a positive perception of your company with California’s bank executives
  • Help support California Bankers Association, the largest non-profit banking organization serving the California financial services industry