Banking and the Economy: A Forum for Minorities in Banking

September 26 - 27, 2019

This forum is designed to provide senior level or high potential middle management minority bank leaders with industry, leadership and professional development knowledge that will enhance their careers and networks.


About this event

The Federal Reserve System will host the fourth annual Banking and the Economy: A Forum for Minorities in Banking in St. Louis, Missouri. The Forum is designed to provide senior level or high potential middle management minority bank leaders with industry, leadership and professional development knowledge that will enhance their careers and networks.

Event topics will include:

  • Leadership discussion
  • Economic update
  • Community banking regulations
  • Diversity and inclusion strategies
  • Panel discussion with top leaders in America
  • And much more!

Audience

Who should attend?

Senior level or high potential middle management minority bank leaders interested in industry, leadership and professional development.

Event details

Date Time Location
September 26, 2019 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
September 27, 2019 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Registration

Register to attend this event

Early bird registration: May 1 - June 30. - $200

Regular registration: July 1 - September 6. -$250

We encourage you to register early, as space is limited. 

Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch

315 Chestnut St.
St. Louis, MO 63102
Phone: (314) 655-1234

Making Reservations Online

Room Rate: $209 + charges and taxes. Reservation cut-off date is September 3, 2018.

To make your reservations, please click here: Book your group rate for Federal Reserve Bank

If you need additional assistance, please contact us at 877-803-7534 or click here to find contact information by Region.

If the group rate is no longer available, prevailing rates may be offered for some or all of your dates.



Registration Deadline: September 6, 2019

CPE Credits

By attending the 2019 Banking and the Economy: A Forum for Minorities in Banking, you can earn 9.0 CPE credits for which no prerequisite is required.

Field of Study: 2.0/Economics and 7.0/Personal Development 
Program Level: Update
Delivery Method: Group Live
Learning Objective: To provide minority bank leaders with industry, leadership and professional development knowledge that will enhance their careers and networks.

For information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and program cancellations, please contact Lisa Aquino at 816.881.2491.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 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.nasbaregistry.org.

Contact Information

Chantell Garrett
Senior Stakeholder Engagement Advisor
(816) 881-2590

Banking and the Economy: A Forum for Minorities in Banking

 

September 26
  • 8 - 9 a.m. Registration and Networking Breakfast
  • 9 - 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks Jim Bullard, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
    Yvonne Sparks, Assistant Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
    Emcee: Kevin Dancy, Community Development Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. "Let Us Put Our Money Together: The Founding of America’s First Black Bank" - A fireside chat with Alden McDonald Tim Todd, Executive Writer and Historian for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City will share an excerpt reading from his recent book, Let Us Put Our Money Together: The Founding of America’s First Black Bank. The book address the early history of African American banks and their current issues related to financial services. Following the reading, Tim will host an intimate discussion on the current state of Black Banks with Alden McDonald, President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Bank.

    Tim Todd, Executive Writer and Historian, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
    Alden McDonald, President and Chief Executive Officer, Liberty Bank
  • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions and Roundtables

    Breakout sessions:

    • Inclusive Leadership
      Highlights to key demographic disruptions and their impact on employee performance, satisfaction, and retention. She will guide participants through a model called the 6 C’s of Inclusive Leadership, reveal the most common pitfalls that leaders should avoid, and describe key competencies and skills needed today and for the future workforce of 2030.

      Dr. Shirley Davis, President, SDS Global Enterprises
    • Cybersecurity
      Cyber and data security remain a priority for banks. Criminals are constantly searching for creative new ways to obtain money from banks and customers through fraud and cybersecurity vulnerabilities. And as consumers and businesses rely more on electronic devices such as computers, tablets, and smartphones to bank and shop online, vulnerabilities increase. This session will address IT trends, regulator guidance, InTREx, common IT exam findings, and Payments fraud.

      Devon Bryan, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Federal Reserve System

      Aaron Hughes, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Capital One

      Ron Green, Chief Information Security Officer, Mastercard

    • The Power of LinkedIn
      LinkedIn is the premier social platform for today’s professional. Your presence on social media is necessary. During this session, attendees will learn various tools and strategies on leveraging the LinkedIn platform to grow networks, attract business and engage audiences. Industry experts will share best practices and tips.

      Amber Mercado, Rock Your Profile Site Leader, LinkedIn
    • Community Engagement: A Tool to Leadership in Banking
      Community engagement and relationship building are vital to the success of any banker. In this session, panelist will share insights on how community engagement and connections have played a significant role in the success of their banking careers.

      Moderator: Anna Alvarez-Boyd, Senior Associate Director, Federal Reserve System
      Panelists:
    • Martie North Hamilton, Senior Vice President and Director of Community Development/CRA, Simmons Bank
    • Marcos Hernandez, Vice President – Corporate Social Responsibility, Community Development Manager and CRA, U.S. Bank and Community Development Advisory Council Member, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
    • Erika Hamilton, Assistant Vice President, Enterprise Risk and Strategy, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

    Roundtables
    Led by an expert facilitator, roundtables offer an informal and intimate setting to share best practices around a focused theme and specific topic within the banking and financial services sector. Roundtables are discussion based and will not feature a formal presentation. Roundtables are limited to ten people per topic and are first-come-first-served.

    • Partnership for Progress: Resources for Minority-Owned Institutions
      Amanda Roberts, Federal Reserve Board of Governors and Tesia Lemelle, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Partnership for Progress
    • Mentors, Sponsors and Champions: Strategies to Building Your Personal Board of Directors
      Tammy Edwards, Vice President, Community Development, Strategic Engagements, and OMWI, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
    • Opportunity Zones
      Ruben Alonso, President, Alt Cap and Community Development Advisory Council Member, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

  • 11:45 - 12:45 p.m. Networking Lunch
  • 1 - 2 p.m. Breakout Sessions and Roundtables
  • 2:15 - 3 p.m. Banking Conditions

    Julie Stackhouse, Executive Vice President, Supervision Credit, Community Development and the Center for Innovation, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

  • 3 - 3:45 p.m. Will Housing Lead the Economy Into Recession?

    The housing sector typically leads the broader economy into a recession. Many key housing markets around the country have demonstrated weakness in recent quarters. The Federal Reserve adjusted its policy stance in early 2019 but will that be enough to prevent the first significant economic downturn since the Great Recession?

    William R. Emmons
    Lead Economist, Center for Household Financial Stability, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
  • 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. Next Up: A Conversation with Emerging Leaders of Color

    Many emerging leaders want to know how and what it takes to get to the top. In this powerful session, we will explore real experiences of emerging leaders in the trenches to discuss courage, influence and risk-taking. Learn how you can stand up, speak up, positively gain traction with others, including superiors, and ultimately break barriers despite the pushback and bumps you face along the way. Walk away inspired from these influential and progressive emerging leaders who succeeded in driving change in the midst of obstacles and controversy.

    Moderator
    :  Nikki R. Jackson, Senior Vice President and Regional Executive, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Louisville Branch 

    Panelists:

    • Jane Chung, First Vice President & Learning and Development Manager, Commonwealth Business Bank
    • Mika Moser, President, DirectorCorps
    • Terence Hosten, Senior Vice President – Strategic Industry Solutions, Industrial Ban

  • 4:45 - 5 p.m. Closing Remarks and Announcements

    Chantell Garrett, Manager, Diversity, Inclusion and Strategic Engagements, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

  • 5 - 7 p.m. Reception

Banking and the Economy: A Forum for Minorities in Banking

September 27
  • 8 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Networking Breakfast
  • 8:30 - 8:40 a.m. Opening Remarks Rebecca Stoltz, Director of Office of Women and Minority Inclusion, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
  • 8:40 - 9:40 a.m. Good is Not Enough

    Moving up the ranks of any profession requires much more than having the right degrees and fulfilling your job description. You must know “the unwritten rules” to success. During this session, Keith Wyche empowers professionals to see themselves through the same lens from which their stakeholders and executive decision makers view them. Known for his “straight-shooter” wit, Keith shares anecdotes and insights from his and his colleagues' journeys up the corporate ladder to provide real-world strategies for career advancement. More than an industry consultant or a coach, Keith has the perspective of a “boot-strap” corporate executive who worked his way up to the CEO position at a $3 billion grocery chain, where he led 11,000 associates working across 113 grocery stories and pharmacies. The practical advice, tools and tips Keith provides eliminate the maze that can confine you to middle management.

    Keith Wyche
    C-Suite Executive, Speaker and Author
  • 9:40 - 10 a.m. Break
  • 10 - 11 a.m. Breaking Barriers: Lessons from the Frontlines

    Leading in the front lines of today’s workplace is complicated and filled with an abundance of obstacles and opposition. How leaders navigate through pitfalls is a critical and defining moment in one’s success. In this powerful session, we will explore real experiences of leaders in the trenches to discuss courage, influence and risk-taking. Learn how you can stand up, speak up, positively gain traction with others, including superiors, and ultimately break barriers despite the pushback and bumps you face along the way. Walk away inspired from these influential and progressive leaders who succeeded in driving change in the midst of obstacles and controversy.

    Moderator: Douglas Scarboro, Vice President and Regional Executive, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Memphis Branch

    Panelists:

    • Jill Sung, President and Chief Executive Officer, Abascus Federal Savings Bank
    • Suzy Donahue, Head of Treasury Solutions Sales, Citizens Financial Group Inc.
    • Kenneth Kelly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, First Independence Bank and Chairman, National Bankers Association
    • J.D. Colbert, President and Chief Executive Officer, Holisso Hakv, Inc.

  • 11 - 11:45 a.m. Closing Keynote

    Leaders are Made in the Deep End
    Alice Rodriguez, Executive Vice President, JP Morgan Chase

  • 11:45 - 12 p.m. Closing Remarks

    President Raphael Bostic, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (via pre-recorded video)
    Chapelle Davis, Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer and Director of OWMI, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
    Marion Williams, CBO Staff Director, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

  • 12 - 1 p.m. Networking Lunch
  • 1 p.m. Conference ends - Look forward to seeing you next year in Atlanta!
  • 1 - 2:30 p.m. Optional Session - Making it Stick: Your Post Forum Action Plan

    One of the greatest challenges attendees face after participating in motivating, inspiring and empowering learning sessions, is how to make all the great information stick when they get back to their desk on Monday morning. Adult learning expert Jeff Hurt said: “The real work [of learning] actually begins when the education session ends. The real work is the effort the learner uses to transfer and apply the new knowledge and skills so that it improves their performance… The most effective learning programs move the finish line to several weeks or even months after the education session.” In this session Urban Financial Services Coalition will share its best practices for creating an action plan to follow up on what attendees have learned; follow up with new colleagues met during the conference and how to leverage community for accountability. For those attendees who really want to be intentional about taking their careers to the next level, they will be the opportunity to participate in the UFSC “Next Level” Learning Challenge.

    Melanie Lee
    National Vice President, Urban Financial Service Coalition