The CBW annual convention and trade show is the paramount event of the year for Washington’s community banks. Attendees at this three-day event enjoy and exciting and thought provoking program, high-quality entertainment, and prime opportunities to reach out to leaders in the community banking industry. This is the largest single gathering of senior officers and directors from community banks in Washington State.
Seen at Convention 2013...
TALK SPORTY TO ME
Jen Mueller, America's Expert Talker is rarely at a loss for words. She pursued a career in sports broadcasting after repeated comments of "talks too much" from teachers and family members. Jen provides a practical game plan to becoming a sports fan for business. Her techniques and insights help business professionals understand how to use sports knowledge to engage in productive conversations, build relationships and generate business opportunities. www.talksportytome.com
HOT TOPICS - AN UPDATE ON COMMUNITY BANKS
Neil Falken, CPA, CMA, Partner in Charge, Financial Institutions, Clifton Larson Allen
You have heard how new regulations, the commercial real estate bubble and a lackluster economy required community banks to raise additional capital. During this session you'll take a look forward as we explore the upcoming challenges of managing a community bank- and the various alternatives that can help community bankers overcome them. www.cliftonlarsonallen.com
John Buhrmaster, ICBA Chair-Elect
John is in the middle of the action in Washington DC and brings a banker's perspective on what is transpiring on Capitol Hill.
THE FEDERAL RESERVE - LESSONS FROM THE FINANCIAL CRISIS AND NEW ROLE IN FINANCIAL STABILITY
Stephen Malphrus, Staff Director for Management, Federal Reserve Board of Governors (retired)
Stephen Malphrus spent 37 years on the Board of Gevernors of the Federal Reserve System. He served in a number of capacities at the Fed including banking supervision and regulation, economic analysis and Staff Director for Management (the Board's COO). Malphrus has served on many national and international banking committees, worked with central banks in some 40 countries, chaired a number of committee's for the President's Working Group on Financial Markets, and was on the Board of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking for seven years, as well as taught several classes during Stonier resident sessions.
WINNING WITH ANALYTICS: WHAT BANKS CAN LEARN FROM MONEYBALL
Ted Triplett, Chief Marketing Officer, Insight Ecosystems
For a baseball franchise, analytics play a vital role in developing strategy, tactics, and techniques. Banks can apply this same approach to gain a competitive advantage, improve performance, and drive growth and profitability. This entertaining and lively session will share the story from the movie Moneyball through the eyes of a bank. You need not know anything about baseball to discover how to hit home runs by turning data into insight and insight into results.
LOAN PRICING MODELS
Phill Rowley, The Hurdle Group
Phill addresses the drawbacks of unsophisticated loan pricing strategies and walks you through pricing solutions that result in higher consistency, less risk, and maximum returns on investments. Solutions that lenders can put into practice immediatelty. Loan officers will also be anxious to hear how a customized analytical approach will make their responsibilities easier, less stressful, and much more productions.
Principal, J. MIchael Woody Inc.
Owner and Principal of J. Michael Woody, Inc., offering consulting to banks, teaching and training, and expert witness services. Previously, Mr. Woody was the President, CEO and Director for many banks in Tennessee and Oklahoma. He has represented over 120 baning clients in 39 states in a wide scope of activityincluding strategic planning, profit maximization, work out strategies and tactics, regulatory interface, staffing, policies and procedures, and establishment of incentive and compensation plans. In addition, Mr. Woody has held faculty positions at a number of banking schools and universities and makes over 80 presentations a year for banking associations.
JOHN KEISTER, COMEDIAN
The Emmy-winning host for the TV hit Almost Live during its phenomenal 15-year run on the NBC affiliate KING 5, John Keister remains a comedic icon in the Northwest. John and his work have appeared on NBC and CBS affiliates, and nationally on Comedy Central, HBO and FOX. John now appears, shall we say, “totally live” in corporate and association appearances around the region. He also teaches the fundamentals of scriptwriting at the Art Institute, and is the host of the new KING 5 show, The 206, that brings local comedy back to TV in Seattle.
John Curley, Auctioneer
An exceptional fund raiser and auctioneer, John Curley has helpd Pacific Northwest organizations raise tens of millions of dollars. John is the former host of King 5 TV's Evening Magazine, the highest-rated regionally produced TV show in the country. Nearly every weekday and weekend of the year, John speaks to and emcees large private and public events in the Pacific Northwest, including sales conferences, auctions, and galas. www.johncurleyauctions.com