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


7:00am – 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

How Technology Is Changing Finance And How Banks Can Be Address Emerging Threats And Seize Opportunities
Joanne Barefoot, CEO, Barefoot Innovation Group

10:00am – 10:15am
Coffee Break

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

Discussion on CFPB
Ronald Rubin, Partner, Hunton & Williams

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

12:00pm – 1:30pm
Cornerstone & LiFE Awards 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
Robert L. Triplett, III, SVP Banking Supervision & Regulation, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Charles Cooper, Commissioner, Texas Department of Banking
Kristie Elmquist, Regional Director, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Troy Thornton, Deputy Comptroller, Southern District, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

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


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

2:00pm – 2:50pm & 3:00pm – 3:50pm
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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