The Southwestern Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB) Foundation will convene its 155th Assembly for Bank Directors at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort in Naples, Florida, January 19–22 to plan for a successful future, focusing on community banking and new imperatives. The conference will be guided by the industry’s leading authorities on community banks and their competitive edge. On the agenda are critical issues bank boards are facing nationwide, including specific areas of corporate governance, strategic planning and best practices. Extensive Q&A and director engagement moderated by panels of experts will afford you the opportunity to drill down further to gain a complete understanding of what’s expected of today’s boards of directors and their senior management. Recent peer exchanges at our other programs have been transformative.
The Assemblies for Bank Directors draw bank directors and senior management from throughout America to discuss the latest issues affecting the national banking industry. By monitoring the banking industry’s hot topics we ensure that the bank director program content is always fresh and dynamic. The locations are calm and relaxing, the speakers top-notch. The bank faculty and facilitators are drawn from the nation’s leading banking experts. With an eye on new bank regulatory expectations and D&O insurance provisions, these national banking programs are designed to complement a financial institution’s own efforts in assembling a board whose strategic vision and oversight is second to none.
The assembly will cover a number of important topics, including:
- Building a Resilient Culture and Winning Teams, Dave Martin, founder of bankmechanics, a retail banking performance company;
- Ten Commandments for Effective Community Bank Strategic Planning, Jeffrey C. Gerrish, chairman of Memphis, Tennessee-based Gerrish Smith Tuck PC;
- Keynote: The Power of Demographics in Banking and Life, Albert W. Niemi Jr., Ph.D., William J. O’Neil chair in global markets and freedom at the Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University;
- Keynote: What Bank Directors Need to Know about ALCO, William T. Chittenden, Ph.D., chief academic officer for the SWGSB Foundation at the Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University;
- Community Banks and Governance, John E. Bowman, independent consultant
- Community Bank Boards and Regulators, Susannah T. Marshall, 22nd commissioner of the Arkansas State Bank Department;
- A Bank Director’s Guide to the Economy, Edmond J. Seifried, Ph.D., chief economist for the SWGSB Foundation at the Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University;
- Economic Forecast for 2023, Edmond J. Seifried, Ph.D.
- Roundtable Discussion with Bowman, Chittenden, Gerrish, Martin, Marshall, Niemi and Seifried.
Dory Wiley, president and CEO of Commerce Street Capital, will introduce the keynote addresses by Niemi and Chittenden. Commerce Stree Capital is sponsoring the event’s keynote luncheon.
Nestled along the waterfront and surrounded by a pristine beach, preserved natural beauty and protected parkland, The Ritz-Carlton Naples is a jewel on Florida’s Paradise Coast. The resort offers an assortment of deluxe amenities, championship golf, world-class dining and relaxing spa treatments. The hotel provides unparalleled access to some of the area’s most noteworthy attractions—from the exclusive shopping, dining and art galleries of the downtown district to the wonders of nearby Clam Pass Beach Park, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and the Naples Botanical Garden. And no visit is complete without witnessing a magnificent sunset from Naples Pier, just moments away. Click here to make reservations for accommodations at The Ritz-Carlton Naples. For more information about accommodations, contact the hotel at 877/557-3092 (reference the Assembly for Bank Directors).
Click here to register for the event. For more information, write, call or email SWGSB, SMU Box 214, Dallas, Texas, 75275; 214/768-2991; [email protected]. Click here to download a brochure with details on the event.
Established in 1957, the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking has become one of the top banking educational institutions in the nation. It is a professional school for bank officers, regulators and others holding management positions in the financial services industry. The graduate school’s sponsoring partners include the Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas bankers associations, the Independent Bankers Association of Texas and Southern Methodist University.