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9th Annual Community Bankers Conference

April 14-16, 2020
Irving, Texas
Four Seasons Resort and Club, Dallas at Las Colinas

Redefine Your Path: Strategy, Trade-offs, Action.

It's been a tumultuous year for U.S. community banks. In early 2019, the rising-rate environment gave banks an opportunity to expand margins, despite rising funding costs. But then the yield curve inverted, the Fed announced rate cuts in late July and September 2019, and the rate environment took a sudden turn for the worse. The industry is bracing for an economic downturn, with 47.5% of economists predicting that the next recession will start in 2020. If bank management teams just take what the market gives them, it could be tough going. Instead, community bank executives need to rethink their strategy — and strategy is all about trade-offs. Bank leaders have to reexamine not just the strategy governing their banks’ core spread business, but also strategy related to technology, relationships with core providers, and talent development, all of which are top-of-mind issues.

In panels, networking events, and one-on-one conversations, we will discuss what it takes to lead a high-performing community bank now and in the future, and ensure community bank executives walk away with solutions for today and vision for tomorrow. Discuss strategy, optimization, and performance while networking with other community bank executives. Celebrate the Top 100 Community Bank winners and learn from the best. S&P Global Market Intelligence offers unparalleled content from the industry’s leading experts, including an exclusive chance to hear from executives of high-performing community banks, including those in the Top 100 Community Banks ranked by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

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2020 Advisory Board

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Ami Myrland serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Capitol Bank in Madison, Wisconsin. Full Bio
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Curt A. Christianssen joined Pacific Mercantile Bancorp and the Bank as Chief Financial Officer effective January 1, 2015, a role in which he had served on an interim basis since December, 2013. Full Bio
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Mrs. Crocker has been with the Bank since its origin and serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Full Bio
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Trey Maust, co-founder of Lewis & Clark Bank, brings over twenty years of experience in banking, capital markets and financial services. Full Bio
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Cindy joined Heritage Bank in 1988 and has held a range of executive titles in her more than 30 years with the company. Full Bio
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Ken graduated from Texas Tech University in 1978 with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Full Bio
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Mr. Chris Nichols has been the Chief Strategy Officer of CenterState Bank since June 12, 2013. Full Bio
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Nassy is Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer at FVCbank Full Bio
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Jim Lally is President and CEO of Enterprise Financial Services Corp (NASDAQ: EFSC). Full Bio

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2020 Speakers

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Your registration fee includes continental breakfasts, lunches, all refreshment breaks as well as cocktail receptions.

Current clients include any firm that currently subscribes to products/services offered by S&P Global Market Intelligence, excluding other conferences and training classes.

The standard rate applies to attendees who are not bank officers or bank directors of an FDIC-insured financial institution, such as board advisors/observers, investment bankers, correspondent and wholesale bankers (even if part of an FDIC-Insured Financial Institution), attorneys, accounting firms, and other vendors and service providers. S&P Global reserves the right to verify your company profile and adjust your registration rate, if necessary.

    • Registration Fee
    • Standard Rate - Client
    • $1,595 / delegate
    • Standard Rate - Non-Client
    • $1,995 / delegate
    • Community Bankers - Client
    • $595 / delegate
    • Community Bankers - Non-Client
    • $895 / delegate

Spouse Registration

Spouses are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception and Cocktail Reception. Please contact our support team at or call us at 434-951-7786 if you wish to add this to your registration.

    • Registration Fee
    • Spouse Registration
    • $100 / delegate


Four Seasons Resort and Club, Dallas at Las Colinas

We have negotiated rates at the Four Seasons Resort and Club, Dallas at Las Colinas starting at $279 per night, excluding taxes and fees. This rate is available through March 20, 2020. To book your hotel reservations, click here or call the Four Seasons Reservations Department directly at 972-717-2499.

  • Four Seasons Resort and Club, Dallas at Las Colinas

    4150 North MacArthur Boulevard

    Irving, Texas, 75038


    Phone:+1 (972) 717-0700

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Become a Sponsor

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Brian Hodges at or 434-951-7628.

  • The 9th Annual Community Bankers Conference is the premier forum at which influential opinion leaders, executives, board members, policy makers and Wall Street professionals put forward their visions and views of the strategic issues facing community banks. This unique conference delivers an audience of senior executives and directors of community banks with asset sizes of $100 million to $10 billion.
  • Becoming a sponsor of this executive conference will provide your company face-to-face interactions with executives eager to discuss and debate the most pressing industry issues and their solutions.
  • With our network of leading banking executives in the industry, we afford you the opportunity to have meaningful conversations at networking and entertainment events in a relaxed environment.
  • Your firm’s brand will be placed on our direct mail, email, website and a variety of other branding options at the event.
  • Take advantage of this opportunity to align your business with a leading brand in the community banks industry, S&P Global Market Intelligence.


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  • Live agenda updates and networking activities
  • Immediate access to speaker presentations
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  • Upload a profile photo, set up a meeting, amd more

* Platts attempts to secure as many speaker presentations as possible, however some speakers choose not to share their materials. Therefore some presentations may not become available. Additionally speaker presentations for this event are only available for download from the networking mobile app and web link

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