Banking and the Economy: A Forum for Minority Bankers is designed to provide minority bank leaders with industry and leadership development knowledge that will enhance their careers and networks. The target audience for this forum is minority bank leaders who manage key areas and who are generally within two reporting levels from a senior officer.

A Conversation with the Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen

  

Keynote Address from Kansas City Fed President Esther George

 

Leadership Lessons from the Top: A Discussion with Bank Leaders

 

Additional videos
Watch a story by CNBC's Steve Liesman: 2016 Banking and the Economy: Minority Bankers Forum.

Day One: Wednesday, September 28, 2016


5:30-6:15 p.m.

Registration and Reception

6:15-8 p.m. 

Welcome

   

Tammy Edwards
  Vice President Community Affairs
  Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
   
 

Dinner and Keynote Address | Video

 
  Esther George
  President and Chief Executive Officer
  Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Day Two: Thursday, September 29, 2016


7:30-8:30 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

   

8:30-8:45 a.m.

Opening Remarks

   

Rose Washington
  Executive Director, Tulsa Economic Development Corporation
  Deputy Chair, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Board of Directors
   

8:45-9:45 a.m.

Overview of Banking and the Economy*

   
  Porcia Block | Presentation
  Assistant Vice President, Supervision and Risk Management 
  Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 
   
   
  Jose Mustre-del-Rio | Presentation 
  Economist, Economic Research 
  Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
   

9:45-10 a.m. 

Break

10-11:15 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions with Action Planning

   
Session 1 The Fed and You: Understanding the Federal Reserve*
   
   
  Tim Todd Presentation
  Historian, Public Affairs
  Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
   
   
  Erika Ramirez | Presentation
  Assistant Vice President, Enterprise Risk and Strategy 
  Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 
   
Session 2 The Changing Retail Payments Landscape*
   
   
  Terri Bradford Presentation
  Payments Research Specialist, Payments System Research
  Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

 
Session 3  Career Navigation: The Roadmap and Rules*
   
 
  Doug Harris Presentation
  Chief Executive Officer
  The Kaleidoscope Group
   
Session 4 Creating and Cultivating Diverse Networks*
   
   
  Andrea Hendricks Presentation
  Assistant Vice President, Human Resources
  Deputy Director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion
  Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
   

11:15-11:30 a.m. 

Break

   

11:30 a.m.- 1:15 p.m.

Lunch and CEO Panel* 

  Leadership Lessons from the Top: A Discussion with Bank Leaders | Video
   



  James Ballentine | Moderator
  Executive Vice President, Congressional Relations and Political Affairs
  American Bankers Association
  Washington, D.C.
   


  Pam Berneking | Panelist
  President and Chief Executive Officer
  Alterra Bank
  Overland Park, Kansas
   
 
  Alden McDonald | Panelist
  President and Chief Executive Officer
  Liberty Bank
  New Orleans, Louisiana
 
 
  Rebeca Romero Rainey | Panelist
  Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
  Centinel Bank of Taos
  Chairman, Independent Community Bankers of America
  Taos, New Mexico
 

1:15-1:30 p.m. 

Break 


 

1:30-2:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions* 

  Repeat from morning
   

2:45-3 p.m. 

Break 

   

3-3:45 p.m. 

A Conversation with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen |Video

   
  Janet Yellen
  Chair of the Board of Governors
  Federal Reserve System
 

3:45-4 p.m. 

Closing Remarks and Adjourn

   
 
*CPE credits can be earned for attending these sessions.
 

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Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center

Address: 2345 McGee Street

Kansas City, MO 64108

Phone: 816-841-1000

Room Rate: $150 + KC Development Fee $1.50 (this rate does not include tax). Reservation cut-off date is Monday, August 29, 2016.

The Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center has shuttle service available between the hotel and the Federal Reserve Bank. Please inquire about the shuttle service at the hotel front desk. Weather permitting, the Federal Reserve Bank is within walking distant from the hotel.

Please make your reservation by using the following link: 

https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/FederalReserveBakingandtheEconomyorMinoritiesinBankingSeptember2016  

Should the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel block for the conference be full, you may still reserve a room there at the regular rate. Below are other hotel options in close proximity to the Federal Reserve Bank:

By attending this forum, you can earn 7.0 CPE credits for which no prerequisites are required. 

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications; and Economics

Program Level: Update
Delivery Method: Group Live
Learning Objectives:

  • Provide industry and professional development
  • Enhance awareness of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
  • Facilitate peer networking

For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and program cancellations, please contact Terri Derendinger at (816) 881-2031.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Division of Supervision and Risk Management is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

For questions about the forum, contact Chantell M. Garrett at (816) 881-2590.