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
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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