VBA Leadership Conference
Premier educational event for emerging bank leaders in Virginia

Conference/Seminar/School Chandler Owdom Monica McDearmon

More than 40 emerging leaders joined us virtually in October for the 2020 Leadership Conference LIVE. Click here to read more about the 2020 event. 

This conference is designed for emerging banking leaders and members of the Virginia Bankers Association Emerging Bank Leaders (EBL) group. This conference gives Emerging Bank Leaders the opportunity to share ideas and network with peers from across the state. You do not have to be an EBL member to attend. 

If you are a bank professional looking to gain new skills and interested in growing and progressing within your banking career, this is the event for you. Every year, attendees hear from leadership speakers and learn ways to engage with the banking industry as they network with individuals from all over the Commonwealth.

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Agenda & Speakers

Below are just a few of the sessions being offered at the 2021 Leadership Conference:  

  • Bank CEO/Executives Panel
  • How to Reengage with Your Team In a Pandemic
  • VBA & Industry Update
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Going Beyond the Basics
  • Keynote Speaker Jerry Holl: Downhills Don’t Come Free
  • Cryptocurrency 101

The agenda is available here (subject to minor changes).

Featured Speakers

Jasmine Cooper Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Going Beyond the Basics
Jasmine Cooper, Vice President, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, American Bankers Association
Rachelle Humiston How to Reengage with Your Team In a Pandemic
Rachelle Humiston, Executive Consultant, Director, Cultivate™ at Haberfeld 
Jerry Holl Downhills Don’t Come Free
Jerry Holl, Award Winning Author of “Downhills Don’t Come Free,” Jerry Holl, LLC

Cryptocurrency 101
Barbara Hudgins, AAP, APRP, Director, Payments Education, ePayResources

Registration Information

Click here to register online. Questions on registration? Contact Gail Queen

Registration Rates    
  Now Through 10/7/2021 After 10/7/2021
VBA Member $495 $525
VBA Non-Member $995 $1,025


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 Chandler Owdom to discuss accommodations.

Hotel Information

Hotel Madison | 710 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 564-0200

The VBA has negotiated a room rate of $129+tax. Reservations will be made by individuals through this link or directly with the Hotel Reservations Department.  Please contact the Reservations Department at (540) 564-0200 or via email to reservations@hotelmadison.com and identify yourself as a participant in the VBA Leadership Conference to receive the special group rate. Rooms must be reserved by October 11th.


Thank you to our sponsors!

College Ave Logo Equifax Logo
Harland Clarke Logo Q2 Logo

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at this event? Click here or contact Amy Binns for available options.