Past Event

2015 Bank Presidents Seminar
January 8-10 in Santa Barbara

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.

Who Attends

CBA member bank presidents and CEOs, by invitation only


Early-Bird Registration Fees through December 5, 2014
CBA Member $895
Spouse $495

Regular Registration Fees after December 5, 2014
CBA Member $1,245
Spouse $495

Fax registrations will be accepted, but payment must be received before the event start date.

Cancellation Policy

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 December 5, 2014, and 50 percent if by December 19. No refunds will be provided after December 19. Registrations made on or after December 19 are not subject to refund.


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

Accommodations – The Biltmore is sold out!

Hotel accommodations can be made by calling the Four Seasons Biltmore at (888) 424-5866. The CBA rate is $385, single or double occupancy, plus taxes and fee(s). Rooms are limited, please make your reservations by Friday, December 5, 2014. If the CBA room block reaches capacity before this date, the hotel may accept reservations on a space-available basis at the prevailing rates.

Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check out is at noon.

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


*Subject to change

Thursday, January 8, 2015

12:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Registration Open
  Sponsored by Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception and Opening Remarks
  Sponsored by U.S. Bank, NA

Friday, January 9, 2015

7:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m. Registration Open
  Sponsored by Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:20 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Introduction and Welcome
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Keynote Address
  Erskine Bowles, Former White House
Chief of Staff
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Keynote Address
  Brett King, CEO and Founder
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Refreshment Break
  Sponsored by Berkeley Research Group, LLC
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Roundtable Discussions
  I.   Trends in M&A
  with Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.
  II.  Vendor Management
  with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
  III. Shadow Banking Non-bank  Technology Competitors -
Threats and Opportunities
Moderator: Teresa Curran, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
12:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. Luncheon & Presentation
  John Ikard, Chairman, American Bankers Association
  Sponsored by Manatt Phelps & Phillips, LLP
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. From Crisis to Prosperity
  Dr. Timothy Koch, Professor of Finance
  Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Personal Time
  To-Go Refreshments
  Sponsored by InterWest Insurance Services, Inc.
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Gala Cocktail Reception
  Sponsored by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Gala Dinner and Distinguished Banker
of the Year Award Presentation
  Sponsored by Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

8:00 a.m – 11:30 a.m. Registration Open
  Sponsored by Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Buffet Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Enterprise Risk Management Panel
  Eric Holmquist, Accume Partners
  Jim Lokey
  Gabe Nachand, Moss Adams
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Refreshment break
  Sponsored by Wells Fargo, NA
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Economic Outlook
  Dr. Esmael Adibi, Director, A. Gary
Anderson Center for Economic
  Chapman University
11:30 a.m. Seminar Adjourns

Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship Opportunities brochure now available! Click the link under Resources to download your copy. 

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, contact the CBA events staff:

Stacy Wolfenberger at (916) 438-4418

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