Event Details

Convention Schedule


8:00am – 2:00pm
Golf TournamentThe Quarry Golf Club

4:00pm – 6:00pm
MarketPlace Preview Party

6:00pm – 7:30pm
Opening Reception


7:30am – 8:00am
Continental Breakfast

8:00am – 10:45am
Opening General Session

Geezer. Punk. Whatever. Applicable Advice for Attracting and Retaining Young People
Sarah Gibson, Accent Learning & Consulting

TBA Chairman’s Address
Jim Purcell, Chairman of the Board, State National Bank

ABA Address
Dorothy Savarese, ABA Chairman, American Bankers Association

Surviving Disruption: Three Indispensable Skills for Achieving Sustainable Growth
Joe Sullivan, Market Insights

10:45am – 12:00pm
MarketPlace Networking Reception

12:00pm – 1:30pm
Cornerstone & LiFE Awards Luncheon with Home4WoundedHeroes Presentation

1:30pm – 3:00pm
MarketPlace Dessert Reception

3:00pm – 3:50pm & 4:00pm-4:50pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Strategic Decision Making in the Post-Election Environment / Economic and Interest Rate Outlook
Craig McMahen, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
Jim DeMasi, Stifel Financial Corp.

Cyber Liability Insurance Panel
Brien O’Connor, Moderator, Texas Bankers Insurance Agency
Peter Cirrone, CommunityBank of Texas, NA, Houston
Kristen Dauphenais, Beazley Insurance Group
Phillip Hinkle, Texas Department of Banking

M&A and the Critical Role of Vendor Management
Michael Berman, Ncontracts


7:00am – 8:00am
Power Breakfast & Legislative Update

8:00am – 9:00am
General Session

Economic Outlook for Investors and Business Decision Makers
Dr. Mark Dotzour, Real Estate Economist

9:00am – 10:00am
MarketPlace Networking Reception

10:00am – 11:30am
General Session, continued

Incoming Chairman’s Address
Jay Dreibelbis, President and COO, Woodforest National Bank

Keynote Speaker: Karl Rove
Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush

11:30am – 12:30pm
MarketPlace Reception

12:30pm – 2:00pm
50-Year Banker Awards Luncheon

2:00pm – 2:50pm & 3:00pm – 3:50pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

What should keep you awake at night?
Scott Daugherty, Compliance Alliance

Data, data, data: What should your bank being doing with all of this data?
Mick Oppy, Vantiv

Advanced Lending Techniques through Loan Hedging
Ed Kofman, CenterState Bank

6:00pm – 7:30pm
BankPac Live Auction, Texas Bankers Foundation Silent Auction, Reception

7:30pm – 8:30pm
Chairman’s Dinner

8:30pm – 10:30pm
Live Entertainment from The Nightowls

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