2023 Community Bankers Symposium: Back to the New Basics

Friday, 11/17/23
8:30 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Julie Williams, EVP Supervision & Regulation, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
8:45 AM
Remarks on the Economy
Austan D. Goolsbee, President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
9:15 AM
Fireside Chat: The Business Case for Diversity in Banking
Jennifer A. Docherty, Co-Founder , Director & CEO, Bank on Women, Inc.
Bruce K. Lee, President & CEO, Heartland Financial USA, Inc.
10:15 AM
Break I
10:30 AM
Common Sense Strategic Planning
J. Michael Woody, Sr., Bank Consultant, J. Michael Woody, Inc.
11:30 AM
Buffet Lunch
11:50 AM
Luncheon Keynote: Tumultuous Year in Review and A Look Ahead
Mayra Rodríguez Valladares, Managing Principal, MRV Associates LLC
12:50 PM
The State of Commercial Real Estate
Joseph A. Hoge, Commercial Credit Lead Expert, OCC
1:30 PM
Break II
1:40 PM
Public Policy in Uncertain Times
Margaret Liu , Executive Vice President, Strategic Engagement, Conference of State Bank Supervisors
2:20 PM
Regulatory Panel: Discussion of Emerging Issues & the New Basics
Michael J. Mahon, Assistant Regional Director, FDIC
Ric Brunskill, SVP Regional & Community Supervision, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Nicole Orlando, Assistant Regional Director, FDIC
Ben Rudolph, Associate Deputy Comptroller, Midsize and Community Bank Supervision, OCC
Susana Soriano, Deputy Director, Division of Banking, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
3:15 PM
Closing Remarks & Symposium Adjourns
Closing Remarks
Michael J. Mahon, Assistant Regional Director, FDIC

2023 Community Bankers Symposium: Back to the New Basics

The 17th Annual Community Bankers Symposium: Back to the New Basics invited community banking executives to come and learn from senior policymakers and industry experts about the challenges and opportunities impacting banking, with a special focus on current industry developments, strategic planning, commercial real estate and other important bank supervisory issues.

Hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, the event took place in person at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023. A remote option was available for those unable to attend onsite. The event was not open to media.

This year, we welcomed keynote speaker MRV Associates Managing Principal Mayra Rodríguez Valladares, who unpacked the events that have impacted the financial industry this year and looked forward to 2024. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President and CEO Austan Goolsbee delivered remarks on the economy. Additionally, Conference of State Bank Supervisors EVP of Strategic Engagement Margaret Liu discussed public policy in these uncertain times. Jennifer Docherty, cofounder and CEO of Bank on Women, Inc., conducted a fireside chat with Bruce Lee of Heartland Financial USA explored the business sense of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Banking Consultant Michael Woody delivered a common-sense approach to the criticality of strategic planning, while OCC commercial credit lead expert Joe Hoge, addressed the state of commercial real estate in the current environment.

As always, the event featured a regulatory panel that addressed salient topics and offered attendees the opportunity to engage speakers on the current banking environment and other supervisory topics and updates.

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