Auburn University
Bank Directors' College Raymond J. Harbert College of Business

2017 Schedule 

The conference will start with lunch at 11:15 am, on Thursday February 23rd, and run through Friday at 11:40 pm (box lunch provided).

There will also be a reception and dinner at 5:30 pm Thursday night.

Topics and speakers will be added as acquired.

This event is held at The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center

(Topics and speakers are subject to change)

Day One - Thursday, February 23, 2017

Bank Directors' College

11:15 - 12:30 pm
Registration and Lunch
12:30 - 12:40 pm
Welcoming Remarks: Dr. Bill Hardgrave, Ph.D., Dean
Raymond J. Harbert College of Business, Auburn University
12:45 - 1:35 pm
Session #1: Economic Update
David Altig, EVP and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
1:40 - 2:30 pm
Session #2: Washington, D.C. Update
Karen Thomas, Senior Executive Vice President, Government Relations and Public Policy, Independent Community Bankers of America
2:35 - 3:25 pm
Session #3: Current Issues in Employment Law
Kary Bryant Wolfe, Special Council, Banking & Financial Services Practice Group, Jones Walker, LLP
3:25 - 3:40 pm
3:40 - 5:10 pm
Session #4 - Regulator Panel Discussion:
Mike Hill, Superintendent of Banks, Alabama Department of Banking;
John P. Henrie, Deputy Regional Director, FDIC (Atlanta);
Kevin Hagler, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Banking & Finance;
Moderator: Ron Snider, Partner, Business and Banking Practice Group, Jones Walker, LLP
5:30 pm
Cocktail Reception
6:15 pm
Keynote Speaker:
Reginald Hyde, Executive Director of the Cyber Institute at the University of Alabama
Topic: National Cyber Security, Cyber Threats, and Cyber Threats to Banking

Day Two - Friday, February 24, 2017

7:00 - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:50 am
Session #5: Finding Capital Funding
Jon Briggs, Managing Director - Investment Banking, Performance Trust Capital Partners, LLC
8:55 - 9:45 am
Session #6: The Practical Board Oversight and Management of IT and Cybersecurity
Cindy Russo, Executive Vice President Operations, AloStar Bank of Commerce, Birmingham, Alabama
9:45 - 9:55 am
9:55 - 10:45 am
Session #7: Corporate Governance and Regulatory Updates
David Wood, CPA, Audit Partner, Porter Keadle, Moore, LLC
10:50 - 11:40 am
Session #8: The Importance of Director and Officer Liability plus Network/ Cyber Insurance
Jason Bosley, Vice President, J. Smith Lanier & Co.
Sam Stern, Senior Vice President, J. Smith Lanier & Co.
11:40 - 1:30 pm
Lunch - End of Conference
Box Lunch provided with dining room available to continue networking.