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Past Meetings
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Bank Directors Conference
April 11 & 12, 2017
Rochester & Albany 

Merger & Acquisition Update - How Capital & Capital Markets Drive the Process
Dan Flaherty, VP-Investment Banking, FIG Partners

Cybersecurity Governance 101 - A Director's Guide to Cyber Threats and Security
Alex Hernandez, VP Customer Solutions, DefenseStorm

Enterprise Risk Management: EQ or IQ. Which Do I Practice?
Michael D. Cohen, CPA, CISA, CGEIT, Director of the WolfPAC Solutions Group—Wolf & Company, P.C.

Are You Prepared for Your Next Exam?
E. Prescott Ford, CFA, Managing Director of Regulatory Affairs, First Empirt Securities
Mark Ferrara, Managing Director, LPC Services

Embracing the Millennial Revolution: How to Attract & Retain Millennials as Bank Customers & Employees
Chris Soule, Director of Business Development, ncino

Current Issues Facing Financial Institutions
Jeffrey Cardone, Esq., Partner, Luse Gorman, P.C. 

Shareholder Succession - Capital Needs & Shareholder Liquidity
Peter Scully, CEO,

2016 Lending Conference
June 28-29, 2016
Woodcliff Hotel & Spa
Fairport, NY

Stress Testing: How to Use Results and Current Areas of Regulatory Focus
Elizabeth Williams, Managing Director-Special Projects, CEIS Review

C & I Lending: Should You or Shouldn't You
Craig Poms, SVP & Bank Partnership Director, LSQ Funding

The New ALLL—A CECL Primer for Lenders
Emily Bogan, Director of Consulting , Sageworks

Tapping into Membership to Combat Emerging Competition
Tom Settino, VP/Director of Sales - Federal Home Loan Bank of New York

Mortgage Pipeline Management Best Practices
Robert Perry, Principal, ALM & Investment Strategy, ALM First

Disruption in the Online Lending Marketplace: Creating Value for Your Business Customers & Your Bank
Bryan Doxford, SVP & Program Manager - Community Lending, New York Business Corporation

The Role of Risk Tolerance and Risk Culture in Managing Portfolio Credit Risk
David Ruffin, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Credit Risk Management Analytics

Friend or Foe, The Rise of Peer Lenders and What it Means for Banks
Armistead Boyd, VP of Product Marketing, nCino

Managing Credit Risk
Bharpur "Bo" Singh, President & Owner, T.Gschender & Associate

The Loan Participation Puzzle: The Key to Diversification
Alexandra Byrnes, Associate-Membership Services, Alliance Partners

Understanding Environmental Risk
Daria Milburn, Chief Environmental Risk Officer, LCS, Inc.

Navigating the Headwinds of Change: Lessons Learned from the Great Recession
Karl Nelson, Founder & CEO, KPN Consulting

2016 CFO/Sr. Management Conference
May 9-11, 2016
Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel
Watkins Glen, NY 

US & New York State Economic Trends & Outlook
Gary Keith, Vice President, Regional Economist - M& T Bank

Deposit Analysis—Crucial Element in Understanding Your IRR Problem!
Al Forrester, CEO - FICAST Data Corp.

Succession Planning—Developing the Next Generation of Community Bank Leaders
Flynt Gallagher, President - Compensation Advisors

Revenue Enhancement, It's Not What You Think
Lawrence Pruss, Sr. Vice President & Revenue Expert - Strategic Resource Management (SRM)

Historical Tax Credit Deal - Is This Something Our Banks Should Invest In?
Roger Upton, CPA, Partner - MS Consultants

Credit Stress Testing: What Examiners Expect and Steps to Deliver
Shawn O'Brien, President - Qwickrate

The New ALLL—A CECL Primer for CFOs
Peter Brown, Senior Consultant - Sageworks

Managing Your Investment Process—Best Practices for Assuring Consistency & Success
Greg Roll, Sr. Vice President, Investement Strategies - Vining Sparks 

Public Funds—Enhancing Your Deposit Business in 2016
Kevin Hamilton, Regional Director - Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC

State of the Threat Landscape 
Alex Hernandez, VP Customer Solutions - Praesidio

Strategies for Successful Partnership Between Internal Audit, ERM and the Business 
Larry Hessney, CIA, CISA, PCI QSA, Director-Risk 7 Technology Conulting Services - Freed Maxick