The conference will feature keynote speakers Federal Reserve Governor Michelle Bowman and Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George, as well as panels and speakers that will address current activities and trends in Supervision & Regulation and regional banking including CRA reform, Mergers & Acquisitions, Credit, Fintech, and Artificial Intelligence. The conference is intended for Senior Management and Directors of Regional State Member Banking Organizations from across the country.

If you did not receive an invitation and believe you should have, please contact Lisa Aquino.

2021 Agenda

Conference agenda is listed below:

PDF2021 Agenda

2021 Speaker Bios

Speaker bio information is listed below:

PDF2021 Speaker Bios

2021 Presentations

Speaker presentations are listed below:

PDFRegulatory Panel Presentation

PDFCommunity Reinvestment Act Presentation

PDFCommercial Real Estate Presentation

PDFCurrent State of Credit Presentation

PDFArtificial Intelligence Presentation


May 17, 2021

1:00 p.m. 1:10 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks (All times listed are EDT)

Tara Humston - FRB Kansas City

1:10 p.m. 1:55 p.m.

Keynote Speaker

Governor Michelle Bowman - Board of Governors

1:55 p.m. 2:10 p.m.


2:10 p.m. 3:10 p.m.

Regulatory Panel


Tara Humston - FRB Kansas City (Moderator)
Jennifer Burns - Board of Governors
Julie Williams - FRB Chicago
Jeremy Hochberg - Board of Governors

3:10 p.m. 3:20 p.m.


3:20 p.m. 4:00 p.m.

Joseph Firschein - Board of Governors
Carrie Johnson - Board of Governors

4:00 p.m. 4:15 p.m.


4:15 p.m. 4:45 p.m.

Networking Sessions

4:45 p.m. 4:45 p.m.

End of Day

May 18, 2021

1:00 p.m. 1:05 p.m.

Introduction & Logistics (All times listed are EDT)

1:05 p.m. 2:05 p.m.

Mergers & Acquisitions Panel

Anthony Cain - Board of Governors (Moderator)
Scott Anderson - KBW Investment Banking
Catherine Mealor - KBW Research
Joseph Stieven - Stieven Capital Advisors
Elizabeth Risch - Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing & Opportunity Council

2:05 p.m. 2:20 p.m.


2:20 p.m. 3:15 p.m.

Commercial Real Estate

Brian Bailey - FRB Atlanta

3:15 p.m. 4:00 p.m.

Current State of Credit

Judy Plock - FRB San Francisco (Presenter)
Beth Ewing - FRB Chicago
Sean Fowler - FRB San Francisco
Ray Collier - FRB San Francisco
Clint Delmar - FRB San Francisco

4:00 p.m. 4:15 p.m.


4:15 p.m. 4:45 p.m.

Networking Sessions

4:45 p.m. 4:45 p.m.

End of Day

May 19, 2021

12:00 p.m. 12:05 p.m.

Introduction & Logistics (All times listed are EDT)

12:05 p.m. 12:50 p.m.

Fintech Panel

David Palmer - Board of Governors (Moderator)
Mitchell Lee - FRB San Francisco
Jonah Crane - Klaros Group
Ron Shevlin - Cornerstone Advisors

12:50 p.m. 1:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m. 1:45 p.m.

Artificial Intelligence Panel

Jeff Ernst - Board of Governors (Moderator)
Neil Desai - FRB Atlanta
Jacob Kosoff - Regions Bank
Westra Miller - Board of Governors

1:45 p.m. 2:00 p.m.


2:00 p.m. 2:55 p.m.

Keynote Speaker

Esther George - FRB Kansas City

2:55 p.m. 3:00 p.m.

Closing Comments