2022 Bank Directors' College               February 10th and 11th

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Director education is an essential component of good governance and effective compliance practices for financial institutions. This annual conference provides training for those considering becoming a bank director, new director, long-standing director, de novo director, as well as CEOs and Senior Bank Officers. The focus is to keep bank directors informed about legislative and regulatory developments, summarize important banking industry trends, update directors on the latest thinking in corporate governance, educate directors in the basics of community bank directorship and meet experts in banking and finance.

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Bank Directors' College

 

Join us at The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center on February 10 and 11, 2022 for this year's annual Bank Directors' College.

Auburn's 12th annual Bank Directors' College provides training for those considering becoming a bank director, new directors, long-standing directors, de novo bank directors, as well as CEOs and Senior Bank Officers. Benefits of attending are:

  • Industry experts present up-to-date regulatory, compliance, management and marketing information
  • Summarize important banking industry trends
  • National and regional economic update to prepare your for decisions that will impact your community
  • Educate directors in the basics of community bank directorship
  • Network with bank directors, CEOs, financial and legal experts to learn exemplary industry practices
  • Our goal is to provide information and direction for you to make good decisions in order to protect your assets, increase your profits, retain key personnel, help your community grow and improve your stock value

Not to mention, this conference also qualifies for CPA Continuing Professional Education Units (8.5 Business Related hours).

This 1½ day program will consist of 8 hours of instruction by nationally recognized experts. This executive education program is hosted by the Auburn Technical Assistance Center who serves as outreach for the Harbert College of Business at Auburn University and will include speakers with a mix of professionals, regulators and experienced corporate directors. This event is the perfect way for directors and senior management to come to grips with the shifting ground of risk in banking, the economic environment and the reality of bank safety and soundness. It's also an occasion to compare notes and experiences with other community bank directors.

Previous Speakers

Annette Ranft

Dr. Annette Ranft
Dean
Harbert College of Business
Auburn, AL

Dr. Ranft's Bio

Michael E. Hill

Michael E. Hill
Superintendent of Banks
Alabama State Banking Department
Montgomery, AL

Mr. Hill's Bio

Rob Carothers

Rob Carothers
Partner
Jones Walker, LLP
Mobile, AL

Mr. Carothers' Bio

Linda Keng

Linda Keng
Partner
Jones Walker, LLP
Jackson, MS

Ms. Keng's Bio

Mike Waters

Mike Waters
Partner
Jones Walker, LLP
Birmingham, AL

Mr. Waters' Bio

David Wood

David Wood
Audit Partner, CPA
Wipfli
Atlanta, GA

Mr. Wood's Bio

Houston Holmes

Houston Holmes
Senior Tax Manager, CPA
Wipfli/PKM
Atlanta, GA

Mr. Holmes's Bio

John Britton

John Britton
Risk Advisory Serivces Manager
Wipfli
Atlanta, GA

Mr. Britton's Bio

Michael Emancipator

Michael Emancipator
Vice President
Independent Community Bankers of America
Washington, DC

Mr. Emancipator's Bio

Ronald Snider

Ronald Snider
Partner
Jones Walker, LLP
Mobile, AL

Mr. Snider's Bio

Kevin Hagler

Kevin Hagler
Commissioner
Georgia Department of Banking and Finance
Atlanta, GA

Mr. Hagler's Bio

Trabo Reed

Trabo Reed
Deputy Superintendent
Alabama State Banking Department
Montgomery, AL

Mr. Reed's Bio

John Henrie

John Henrie
Regional Director
FDIC
Atlanta, GA

Mr. Reed's Bio

Steve Wise

Steve Wise
Vice President
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

Mr. Wise's Bio

Rodney Rushing

Rodney Rushing
Executive Vice President
ServisFirst
Birmingham, AL

Mr. Rushing's Bio

Tim Towery

Tim Towery
Credit Officer
ServisFirst Bank
Birmingham, Al

Mr. Towery's Bio

Will Brackett

Will Brackett
Managing Director, Investment Banking
Performance Trust Capital Partners
Atlanta, GA

Mr. Brackett's Bio

Sponsors

  • Founding Sponsor

    Jones Walker Jones Walker LLP is one of the largest law firms concentrated in the southeastern United States, with more than 375 attorneys locatedin Alabama, Arizona, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, and Texas. The Banking & Financial Services Practice Group provides financial institutions with comprehensive representation in a wide range of matters including corporate governance, capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, tax, employment, problem asset workouts, compliance with federal and state baking law, acquiting gailed institutions from the FDIC, charter conversions, and negotiation and compliance with enforcement actions.

    Robert L. Carothers Jr.
    Partner
    RSA Battle House Tower
    11 N Water Street, Suite 1200
    Mobile, AL
    rcarothers@joneswalker.com
    (251) 439-7522
    Ronald A. Snider
    Partner
    RSA Battle House Tower
    11 N Water Street, Suite 1200
    Mobile, AL 36602
    rsnider@joneswalker.com
    (251) 439-7548 
    Michael D. Waters
    Partner
    420 20th Street North, Suite 1100
    Birmingham, AL 35203
    mwaters@joneswalker.com
    (205) 244-5210
  • Supporting Sponsors

    Servis1stBankServisFirst Bank is a full-service commercial bank focused on commercial banking, correspondent banking, cash management, private banking and the professional consumer market, emphasizing competitive products, state of the art technology and a focus on quality service. Recently, the Bank announced its assets exceed $8 billion. The Bank offers sophisticated cash management products, Internet banking, home mortgage lending, remote deposit express banking, and highly competitive rates.

    Founded in Birmingham (2005), ServisFirst expanded organically into Huntsville, Alabama (August 2006); Montgomery, Alabama (June 2007); Dothan, Alabama (September 2008); Pensacola, Florida (April 2011); Mobile, Alabama (July 2012); Nashville, Tennessee (April 2013); Charleston, South Carolina (January 2015) and Tampa Bay, Florida (January 2016). The Correspondent Banking division was established in March of 2011. Through the acquisition of Metro Bancshares, Inc., ServisFirst has also expanded into Atlanta, Georgia (January 2015).

    Rodney Rushing
    EVP, Correspondent Banking
    2500 Woodcrest Place
    Birmingham, AL 35209
    rrushing@servisfirstbank.com
    (205) 423-2717
       


    WIPLFI Wipfli LLP ranks among the top 20 accounting and business consulting firms in the nation. For nearly 90 years, Wipfli's financial institutions practice has educated, advised, and assisted financial institutions in the successful navigation of the complex and ever-changing environment they face. We help our community banking clients with solutions such as regulatory compliance, risk management, strategic planning/board development, IT services/cybersecurity, HR consulting, and audit, and tax services.

    David Wood
    Audit Partner, CPA
    235 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 1800
    Atlanta, GA 30303
    O: (404) 420-5668
    C: (404) 502-2357
       


    Performance Trust Capital PartnersThe Investment Banking Group, which focuses on partnering with community banks across the US, is comprised of investment banking professionals with over 65 combined years of financial services experience. We have completed over 80 bank deals representing over $28 billion in assets; 12 investment advisory deals with other $10 million in AUM; and 11 insurance agency deals with over $60 million in revenue.

    We believe our intensive focus on the issues, trends, and participants affecting the community bank industry are instrumental in helping our clients determine the best possible strategy to address their specific needs.

    Our professionals have acquired experience both at large investment banks and at boutiques focused specifically on community banks. We are committed to providing both expert advice and superior execution to address any of your financing or advisory needs.

    William Brackett   
    Managing Director 
    Performance Trust Capital Partners
    3290 Northside Pkwy, Suite 800 
    Atlanta, GA 30327 
    wbrackett@banksstreetpartners.com 
    (404) 848-0890
    Matt Shields  
    Managing Director – Equity Capital Markets
    Performance Trust Capital Partners
    3290 Northside Pkwy, Suite 800 
    Atlanta, GA 30327
    mshields@performancetrust.com 
    (312) 521-1638
     

  • Reception Sponsor

    FHLBank Atlanta A Federal Home Loan BankAs a cooperative, FHLBank Atlanta is keenly focused on helping our shareholder banks succeed.  We do this by being a reliable resource of sound counsel and low-cost, customizable funding products many institutions cannot get anywhere else.  FHLBank Atlanta advances are designed with flexibility to meet your bank’s specific funding needs.  We offer variations of fixed-rate, variable-rate and amortizing advance structures to help you manage liquidity, risk and balance sheet positions in a variety of interest rate environments.

    FHLBank Atlanta also offers a variety of products that provide matching funds for the down payments, closing costs, and rehabilitation costs incurred by eligible homebuyers and homeowners. Participation in these products offers our shareholders a way to access a wider customer base and originate new mortgages.  Working in partnership with our shareholders, we help make homeownership affordable, local communities thrive, and the U.S. financial system stronger.

    To learn more about the value we can offer your bank, visit our website, www.fhlbatl.com or call us at 1.800.536.9650, Extension 8011.

    Adrian Lang
    Senior Relationship Manager, Alabama     
    1475 Peachtree Stree
    Atlanta, GA 30309    
    alang@fhlbatl.com
    (404) 888-8472
    Travis Hill
    Structured Credit Specialist
    1475 Peachtree Stree
    Atlanta, GA 30309    
    thill@fhlbatl.com
    (404) 888-8472
     

Registration Details

Pricing Breakdown

Type Price per Attendee
Early Bird
Ends November 30, 2021
$725
$100 savings
Regular $825
Group Rate
4+ attendees
$700
$125 savings

If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in a training event, please contact Sherry Barron at (334) 844-3885 or sab0142@auburn.edu. Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least 21 days prior to the scheduled event.

Cancellation Policy: In the event that you are unable to attend this conference, you may request for a refund on or before January 7, 2022. A credit to be used for the next year, can be applied on or before January 21, 2022. After January 21, 2022, only substitutions for the 2022 conference are permitted.

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Lodging

The Hotel at Auburn at sunset

Conference Location

The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center will be hosting this year's Bank Directors' College. They offer conference discounts for lodging. The rate is $139 per night. For more information on lodging details, call 1-334-821-8200 or 1-800-228-2876. Remember to mention "Bank Directors' College" when booking. Click the link to reserve your room today!

 

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