Day 1:

Registration, Breakfast and Networking

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Emily Greenwald
| Speaker Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Reach for the Stars

Ellen Ochoa has charted a dazzling and inspirational career path, making history as the first Latina to go to space and blazing a trail for others who dream of the stars. From her early days as a researcher, to her four missions as an astronaut, to heading up NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Ellen has seen firsthand the importance of minorities in leadership positions, and the way innovative change management can push a team—an entire organization—forward.

Ellen Ochoa
| Speaker Astronaut and Space Center Director


Current Economic and Banking Conditions

This session will cover an update on U.S. economic and banking conditions, lessons learned from the 2023 banking failures and volatility, and supervisory expectations for managing risk in an uncertain environment.

Lorenzo Garza
| Speaker Vice President of Banking Supervision, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas


Breakout Sessions

Attend two of the three sessions offered.

FedNow® Service – It Has Launched!
The Federal Reserve experienced a landmark with the launch of the FedNow® Service on July 20th. The service enables depository financial institutions of every size, and in every community across the US, to provide safe and efficient instant payments services around the clock, every day of the year. This session will take the audience through the journey of current FedNow® Service features and functionality, future targeted enhancements, along with how the service fits into the US payments landscape.

Defining and Communicating Your Personal Brand to Help Your Career and Your Organization Grow
Your personal brand is an important aspect of your career and impacts everything from future career aspirations to your existing compensation opportunities. Once you understand what drives you, as well as the qualities and skill sets that are unique to you, you can effectively manage your brand and communicate your best attributes to the constituencies that matter.

The Switch: Code-Switching in Workplace Cultures
This interactive workshop and discussion will explore code-switching within the workplace and its impact on organizational culture and leadership. We will investigate the use of code-switching among the people of the global majority, LBTGIA+, and disability communities. Participants will be given tools to confront bias within the workplace, build spaces where open dialogue and thoughts are encouraged, and foster collegiality among co-workers.

Nell Campbell-Drake, Industry Relations Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
| Speaker FedNow® Service – It Has Launched!
Jennifer McClure, CEO of Unbridled Talent
| Speaker Defining and Communicating Your Personal Brand
Al Heartley, AMH Partners
| Speaker Code-Switching in the Workplace
Jocelyn Heartley, AMH Partners
| Speaker Code-Switching in the Workplace


Banking the Next Generation

This panel will discuss recent technologies developed and strategies implemented to successfully reach the growing market of tech-savvy consumers.

William Bliss
| Moderator Lead Risk Analyst, Anti-Money Laundering, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Mac McComas
| Panelist Senior Program Manager, 21st Century Cities, Johns Hopkins University
Sarah Comstock
| Panelist Executive Director of Corporate Communications, Ally
Carolyn Jordan
| Panelist Chief Growth Officer, Neighborhood Credit Union

Closing Remarks

Optional Networking Reception


Day 2:

Breakfast and Networking

Dismantling Mental Health Stigma

Mental health stigma often results in negative consequences such as delayed treatment seeking, downplaying the severity of illnesses, and an increased risk of suicidality. During this session, attendees will gain tools to improve their own mental well-being and address mental health stigma in their professional spheres.

Dr. Erin Harper
| Speaker Senior Research Scientist, UT Southwestern Medical Center


Moving from Commitment to Transformational Change: A Panel Discussion on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts

Many of the nation’s banks have made significant commitments to improve their operations and cultures, both internally and in the communities they serve. In this session, representatives of financial institutions that have made significant commitments will discuss the successes and challenges regarding the banking industry’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, highlighting some of the DEI efforts, financial inclusion initiatives and investments that banks are implementing across the country.

Silvia Siqueira
| Moderator Assistant Vice President People and Culture/DEI, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Nate Bennett III
| Panelist Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Comerica Bank
Joe Quiroga
| Panelist President, Texas National Bank
Harold E. Butler, Jr
| Panelist Head of Diverse Financial Institutions Group, Citi
Andrella Thomas
| Panelist Manager, Social Innovation, Capital One


How To Be Your Best Advocate at Work

Learn strategies on how to advocate for yourself and others in the workplace.

Minda Harts
| Speaker Author, Public Speaker, Podcaster, Workplace Consultant

Closing Remarks