2022 VBA Leadership Conference Recap
October 27-28, 2022

Conference/Seminar/School Chandler Owdom

More than 80 Virginia bankers joined us in Richmond 2022 VBA Leadership Conference October 27-28. This annual event is designed for emerging banking leaders and members of the Virginia Bankers Association Emerging Bank Leaders (EBL) group, giving attendees the opportunity to share ideas and network with peers from across the state. 

A Special Thank You to the 2022 EBL Chair Sherry Williams, Chesapeake Bank!

Thank you to Sherry Williams, Chesapeake Bank, for serving as EBL chair over the last year and for presiding over this year’s event. You can learn more about Sherry in her Virginia Banking Monthly Q&A here.

Session and Speaker Information

Economic Outlook Lauren Henderson | Stifel

Bank CEO/Bank Executives Panel 

  • Chris Bergstrom | John Marshall Bank & VBA Chairman 2022-2023
  • Victor Branch | Bank of America
  • Sherri Sackett | Select Bank
  • Moderated by 2022 Emerging Bank Leaders Chair Sherry Williams | Chesapeake Bank

Effective Communications Emily Inverso | Axios HQ

Think Like an Olympian Johnny Quinn | Break Through Leadership, LLC

VBA & Industry Update Bruce Whitehurst | Virginia Bankers Association 

Digital Currency Dialogue 

  • Ciaran McMullan | Banking Executive &
  • Cary Ayers | Atlantic Union Bank
  • Moderated by Alex Vari | MainStreet Bank

The Credibility Calculation: Leading with Intention Nikki Dixon-Foley | FutureSYNC

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Pictures From the Event