Mid-Atlantic Bank Executives Conference
An Event for Bank C-Suite and Senior Leadership

Conference/Seminar/School Kristen Reid Amy Binns

This event, brought to you by five states (DE, MD, PA, VA and WV) will bring together bankers and industry partners for sessions with nationally recognized speakers providing relevant and timely content geared specifically to bank c-suite and other senior leaders.

2023 Mid-Atlantic Bank Executives Conference Agenda

Sunday, September 10, 2023

12:30 – 5:00 p.m. Golf (additional fee)
Enjoy a round of golf at The Golf Club at Lansdowne, a championship golf course created by world-renowned course designers, Robert Trent Jones and Greg Norman. Included in the golf registration fee are: tee time, cart and access to the driving range. Don’t delay on registering for golf – tee times are at 12:30 p.m. and spots are limited to 20 people. Register before the August 15th deadline to lock in your spot!

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception Sponsored by FHLBank Atlanta and FHLBank Pittsburgh

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Dinner Sponsored by FHLBank Atlanta and FHLBank Pittsburgh

Monday, September 11, 2023

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:00 – 8:10 a.m. Welcome

8:10 – 9:00 a.m. Economic Update | Craig Dismuke, Stifel

9:00 – 9:50 a.m. Bank M&A Update and Best Practices​Christopher Olsen, Olsen Palmer

An engaging update on the bank M&A landscape including a discussion of transaction activity, pricing, deal drivers, key trends, and best practices. The discussion should be useful to all Bank Executives and Directors whether from the perspective of potential sellers, would-be acquirers, prospective merger counterparties, and even those intending to remain squarely independent.

9:50 – 10:05 a.m. Networking Break

10:05 – 11:20 a.m. Regulatory Panel 
Moderated by: Jess Sharp, EVP, Advocacy & Innovation, American Bankers Association;
Panelists: Jennifer Burns, Deputy Director, Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Doreen Eberley, Director, Division of Risk Management Supervision, FDIC; Johnny Stanley, Deputy Comptroller, OCC

11:20 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Washington Update Kirsten Sutton, American Bankers Association

1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Sleight of Hand? Are Fraudsters the New Magicians? Rene Perez, CAMS, Jack Henry

During this session, Rene Perez, National Director of Financial Crimes Solutions Sales & Financial Crimes Consultant, will discuss some of the upcoming threats fraudsters are already using to attack institutions. From synthetic id’s to new AI. In this session you will get some insight into the fraud world and marketplace.

1:50 – 2:50 p.m.  Emerging Stronger: Refresh, Refuel, Recharge-Overcoming Burnout​ | Dr. Melissa Furman, MS, DBA, Career Potential

Organizational leaders have been navigating uncertain times for over a year and many changes have occurred at an accelerated pace. As a result, leaders and employees may be reporting feelings of emotional and physical exhaustion, increased negativity, and decreased productivity, which may all be signs of burnout. The refreshing, interactive session utilizes engaging exercises to provide solutions for avoiding, recognizing, and overcoming burnout.

2:50 p.m. Closing and Program Adjourns

Registration Fee and 2023 Registration Link

2023 Registration Link

Register here for the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Bank Executives Conference. 

Please Note: Registration for the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Bank Executives Conference is limited to bankers and sponsors of the event only.  If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Kristen Reid.  If you have questions regarding sponsorships, please contact Amy Binns.

2023 REgistration Fees

  Banker Spouse/Guest
Through August 21, 2023 $675 $235
August 22-September 10, 2023 $695  
Optional Sunday Add-On*: Golf $225 $225

*The golf is limited to the first 20 registrants and includes tee time, cart and access to the driving range. 

VBA Event Policies

By registering for this event, you are agreeing to the VBA Event Policies.


All cancellations will be charged a $25.00 administrative fee. Cancellations received less than 72 business hours before the program will be charged a $75.00 administrative fee plus any additional fees associated with the training. Substitutions are allowed prior to the beginning of the conference.


If you have special needs that may affect your participation in this event, please contact Kristen Reid to discuss accommodations.

Hotel Information

Lansdowne Resort & Spa
44050 Woodridge Pkwy
Leesburg, VA 20176

Attendees for the Mid-Atlantic Bank Executives Conference are invited to take advantage of the nightly rate of $279/night plus applicable taxes and fees.  To take advantage of this rate, click here – all reservations must be made by the cut-off of August 10, 2023.

Sponsorship Opportunities 


Interested in sponsoring at this event? View the sponsor flyer here and our complete 2023 sponsorship brochure here or contact Amy Binns for more information.
Note: sponsorships are limited for this event.