July 24-26, 2024 · Fort Worth · Conferences

93rd Annual HR & Operations Conference 

The TBA HR and Operations Conference has offered community bank HR and operations officers this industry update for more than ninety years. Geared specifically to the needs of supervisors, operations officers and HR professionals, the program presents the latest information and techniques to help you succeed. In addition to the impressive line-up of industry experts, the program allows for extensive peer interaction and resource sharing.

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The Bowie House
3700 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

We gratefully acknowledge the planning efforts of the 2023-2024 Texas Bankers Association Human Resources & Operations Committee


8:00 – 9:00 AM


9:00 – 11:00 AM

HR Huddles

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Lunch on Your Own

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Culture with Tony Bridwell

2:00 – 2:15 PM

Networking Break

2:15 – 3:15 PM

Onboarding Employees in the Modern Workplace with Amber O’Reilly & Regan O’Hara

3:15 – 3:45 PM

Networking Break

3:45 – 4:45 PM

Employment Law Update with Natalie Rougeux

5:00 – 6:00 PM


7:30 – 8:30 AM


8:30 – 10:30 AM

HR Huddles: Part 2

10:30 – 11:00 AM

Networking Break

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Economy, Labor Market and its Impact on HR with William Chittenden

12:00 – 1:00 PM


1:15 – 2:15 PM

Optimize Your Team for Top Performance with Anne Schutt

2:15 – 2:30 PM

Networking Break

2:30 – 3:30 PM

Increase Retention & Performance by Addressing the Mindset of Disengaged Employees with Chris Scaffidi & Sheryl Hicks

3:30 – 4:00 PM

Networking Break

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Reading Lies: Recognizing Indicators of Deception with R. Kent Morrison

5:00 – 6:00 PM


7:00 – 8:00 AM


8:00 – 9:00 AM

Legislative Update with Chris Furlow & Celeste Embrey

9:00 – 9:15 AM

Networking Break

9:15 – 10:15 AM

Regulatory Panel

10:15 – 10:30 AM

Networking Break

10:30 – 11:30 AM

Keynote: Becoming a Person of Influence with Ed Krow

Registration Fees

First Registrant: $825

Additional Registrant: $650

All Non-Members: $1,650

Note: For IRS reporting purposes, the food and beverage cost portion of your registration is to be determined.

Registration & Cancellation Policy

Fee includes program, receptions and all listed meals.

Full registration fees will be refunded if written notice is received no later than July 9, 2024. There is no refund after this date. Written notice is required for all cancellations or substitutions. Email requests to education@texasbankers.com. Substitutions are permitted without added cost or penalty.

Hotel Information

The Bowie House
3700 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Group Rate: $229/night – SOLD OUT
Cut-Off: Sunday, June 30, 2024

Hotels Nearby

Residence Inn Fort Worth Cultural District (1.5 miles away)
2500 Museum Way
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 885-8250

Home2 Suites by Hilton Fort Worth Cultural District (0.9 miles away)
1145 University Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(682) 707-9475

The Crescent Hotel (0.5 miles away)
3300 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 661-1788

Continuing Education

Texas State Board of Public Accountancy: 19 CPE credits including huddles (16 without). There are no educational prerequisites.

Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and SHRM: Application for CE credit is under review and pending approval. Attendees will be notified once approval is confirmed.

Meet our Speakers

Tony Bridwell

Chief Talent Officer
The Encompass Group

Amber O’Reilly

Learning & Development Manager

Regan O’Hara

Facilitation Team Leader

Natalie Rougeux

Rougeux & Associates PLLC

William Chittenden, Ph.D., CTP

President & CEO
SW Graduate School of Banking
Headshot of Chris Furlow, TBA CEO & President

Chris Furlow

TBA CEO & President
Texas Bankers Association
Headshot of Celeste Embrey, General Counsel

Celeste Embrey

General Counsel
Texas Bankers Association

Anne Schutt

VP of Business Development
Midwestern Securities Trading Company, LLC

Chris Scaffidi

Senior Director
The Pacific Institute

Sheryl Hicks

The Pacific Institute

R. Kent Morrison

BSG Security Services, LLC

Ed Krow

Talent Transformation Expert
Ed Krow, LLC

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