IBA 2021 Annual Convention

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Sunday, September 19

5:00 p.m. Open House at New IBA Building in Johnston
Sponsored by UMB Bank
Iowa Bankers Association, 8901 Northpark Dr., Johnston
All convention attendees and guests are invited to join us for an evening of networking, food and fun as we kick off this year’s convention with a reception at Iowa Bankers Association’s new office building in Johnston.

Monday, September 20

7:30 a.m. IBA Convention Welcome
John Sorensen, IBA President & CEO
Join us as we kick off convention with a welcome from IBA president and CEO, John Sorensen.

Legislative Symposium & Breakfast
Mike Pompeo, 70th US Secretary of State
Sponsored by Bankers’ Bank
Mike Pompeo is the first American to have served in the Cabinet posts of Secretary of State and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. His service was the culmination of four decades of a wide-ranging set of experiences that reflect our quintessentially American core values: hard work, risk taking, free market competition, individual liberty, opportunity, national sovereignty and a strong faith in God. Mike has collected worldwide relationships, unique memories, real achievements and powerful stories of the great Americans he has worked alongside. Mike will share his views on America’s current political climate and also take your questions.

9:00 a.m. Exhibit Hall Opens

10:00 a.m. Opening General Session

IBA Chairman Brad Lane
Brad Lane, IBA Chairman and President and CEO of Security Savings Bank in Gowrie shares his insights and reflections as the chairman of the Iowa Bankers Association during the past two years.

Fireside Chat with ABA Chairman Jim Edwards and Iowa Superintendent of Banking Jeff Plagge
Join us as ABA Chairman Jim Edwards and Iowa Superintendent Jeff Plagge talk about the banking industry from a national perspective. Jim Edwards, ABA Chairman, CEO of United Bank, a $1.7 billion community bank in central Georgia will provide an update on the banking industry from a national perspective and reflections on his year as chairman of the national organization. Jim has been actively involved in the banking industry at both the state and national level over the past 25 years. In addition to serving as chairman of ABA, he currently is vice-chairman of The American Bankers Mutual Insurance Company and is a member of the FDIC Community Bank Advisory Committee.

Jeff Plagge was appointed by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds to the position of Iowa Superintendent of Banking and began his service in September 2019. Prior to the appointment, Plagge was president & CEO of Northwest Financial Corp. of Arnolds Park, Iowa. Northwest Financial Corp. is a two-bank, $2.4 billion, privately owned, financial services holding company. Plagge has served the banking industry in many capacities, including serving as the Chairman of the American Bankers Association and Chairman of the Iowa Bankers Association.

11:00 a.m. Faster Payments – Fintechs and Beyond Panel
Jim Reuter, CEO, FirstBank, Lakewood, CO; Ron Shelvin, Managing Director of Fintech Research, Cornerstone Advisors, Scottsdale, AZ; Wade Arnold, Founder and CEO, MOOV, Golden, CO. Moderated by Rob Blackwell, chief content officer, IntraFI Network
As more community banks strive to develop and implement comprehensive payment strategies, the IBA Convention will feature a panel of experts who will delve into what’s happening now and what’s on the horizon. In addition to discussing FedNow and real-time payments, the panel will talk about the broader implications of faster payments, including how some banks have successfully responded; why fintechs are pursuing partnerships and sometimes their own banking charter; and whether the Fed might consider issuing its own digital dollar.

Noon Fireside Chat with Gov. Terry Branstad
Terry Branstad, Former Iowa Governor & Former US Ambassador to China
Join us as IBA President and CEO John Sorensen talks with Terry Branstad, Former Iowa Governor & Former US Ambassador to China. Branstad took office at the age of 36, making him Iowa’s youngest chief executive. He served four terms as governor, from 1983 to 1999, making him Iowa’s longest-serving governor. Branstad was appointed president of Des Moines University in 2003. He retired from DMU in October of 2009 and was elected governor of Iowa again, serving from 2011 to 2017, before resigning to become the U.S. ambassador to China during the Trump administration.

1:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Inspiring a Multi-Generational Workforce
Flynt Gallagher, Newcleus Compensation Advisors
By fully understanding the drives and desires of your team, you can structure compensation plans that attract, retain and motivate each generation from aging boomers to up-and-coming millennials. Join this session to explore the varying ways each generation employs in communicating, decision-making and work habits so that you can customize your compensation plans to get the most from every dollar you spend.

Will Your Bank Emerge Stronger When the Liquidity Surge Recedes?
Bradley Cole, IntraFi Network
It’s easy to say that your bank has too much liquidity right now, but is it the right type of liquidity?  How much of it is temporary or stimulus related?  Can you count on it being there in the future and, if so, at what cost? Discover tactics your bank can use now to prepare to emerge strong and positioned to thrive when the market environment returns to normal.

Growth Strategies: Find Out if Your Sales Team Has What it Takes
Jack Kasel, Anthony Cole Training Group
How does your bank differentiate itself as a premier financial provider? This workshop will provide participants with a glimpse of the 21 specific skills and capabilities that relationship managers must have to be “elite” producers. You will learn how to elevate the effectiveness of your current sales team, what skills you must look for in your next hire, and how to utilize a free tool to evaluate your salespeople’s core competencies.

Five Cybersecurity Actions to Take Now
Cody Delzer, SBS CyberSecurity
CEOs, senior management and board members are ultimately responsible for the security of their organization’s information, setting expectations or providing direction to management, and approving investments into cybersecurity. This discussion will review FFIEC Cybersecurity expectations, current threats to financial institutions, and touch on 5 actions that executives and board members must take to protect the bank in today’s cybersecurity world.

2:30 p.m. Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
Cookies & popcorn sponsored by Kirk Gross Company

3:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions Repeat

4:15 p.m. Chairman’s Reception in Exhibit Hall
Join your fellow bankers at a reception to honor IBA Chairman Brad Lane. Located in the Exhibit Hall, it’s a great chance to visit with vendors in a casual setting.

5:30 p.m. Silent Auction Final Bids

Tuesday, September 21

7:45 a.m. Ag Breakfast & Economic Overview
Jason Henderson, Purdue Extension
Jason R. Henderson is Associate Dean in the College of Agriculture and Director of Purdue Extension. Jason is a nationally recognized expert in agricultural and rural issues. He has published more than 60 research articles in academic and Federal Reserve publications on topics such as land values, entrepreneurship, demographics, the growth of knowledge-based activity in rural America, the use of electronic commerce in agricultural industries, and the growth of value-added food manufacturing activity.

9:15 a.m. Exhibit Hall Opens

10:30 a.m. General Session
Chairman’s Address and IBA Slate of Officers
The 2021-2022 IBA slate of officers is introduced.
James Leach Leadership Award
A distinguished Iowa banker will be awarded the 21st annual Iowa Bankers Association James A. Leach Leadership Award.

11:00 a.m. The Longest Seven Yards
Chris Norton
Chris Norton is a former American Football defensive back who played Division III Football for the Luther College Norse. His career ended in 2010 when he became paralyzed while making a tackle during a kick off in a game against Central College. He was given a 3% chance of ever regaining movement below the neck but has continued to recover sensation and mobility throughout his body—including his hands, legs, feet and torso.

Noon Adjourn

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