Event Details

Convention Schedule

Wednesday, May 2

8:00am – 2:00pm
Golf TournamentGolf Club of Houston
5860 Wilson Road
Humble, TX 77396


3:00pm – 5:00pm
Registration & MarketPlace Preview Party

5:00pm – 6:30pm
Opening Reception

Thursday, May 3

7:00am – 8:00am
Continental Breakfast

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

TBA Chairman’s Address
Jay Dreibelbis, President & COO, Woodforest National Bank, The Woodlands

Texas Politics
Evan Smith, CEO and co-founder, The Texas Tribune

Banks and Innovation: How to Thrive as Technology Transforms Finance
Jo Ann Barefoot, CEO, Barefoot Innovation Group

10:00am – 10:10am
Coffee Break

10:10am – 11:15pm
ABA Chairman's Address
Kenneth Burgess, Jr., Chairman, American Bankers Association

The Republican Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Ronald Rubin, Attorney, Author, former Enforcement Attorney for the CFPB and former Chief Advisor, Regulatory Policy, House Financial Services Committee

11:15am – 12:00pm
MarketPlace Networking Reception

12:00pm – 1:30pm
Cornerstone & LiFE Awards and Leadership4Life Luncheon

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

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

Balance Sheet Strategies in the Current Environment
Kamal Hosein, Stifel Financial Corp.
Navigating Strategic Alternatives in this Market
Craig McMahen, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods

Regulatory Panel Discussion, Moderated by John Heasley
Paul Wheeler, Assistant Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Charles Cooper, Commissioner, Texas Department of Banking
Caroline C. Jones, Commissioner, Texas Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending
Kristie Elmquist, Regional Director, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Troy Thornton, Assistant Deputy Comptroller, Southern District, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

The New Normal: Applying an Effective Framework to Cybersecurity Risks
Steve Sanders, CSI

Friday, May 4

7:00am – 8:00am
Continental Breakfast

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

Government Relations Update
John Heasley & Celeste Embrey, Texas Bankers Association

Incoming Chairman’s Address
Gary Claxton, President and COO, Panola National Bank

Keynote Speaker: Ann Coulter
Author of 12 New York Times bestsellers

11:30am – 12:30pm
MarketPlace Reception

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

2:10pm – 3:00pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Employee Learning: What to Expect and How to Inspect
Honey Shelton, President, InterAction Training

Future of Banking with Emphasis on Performance
Harland Clarke

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

7:30pm – 10:30pm
Chairman’s Dinner

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