2022 VBA Connect/Protect Experience Launch Event Recap
March 3-4, 2022

Post Kristen Reid Walt Lyons Amy Binns

From March-June 2022, 210 bankers and industry partners will participate in the VBA Connect|Protect Experience. The Experience kicked off with a Launch Event in Richmond on March 3-4. More than 150 bankers and industry partners joined us for two days of learning and networking for banking professionals in the areas of marketing, human resources, retail banking, training, security, enterprise risk management, and operations and technology. During each session, attendees uncovered new ideas, trends, and developments in banking.  The Experience continues with 34 virtual sessions through mid-June that cover specific function area training. 

Thank You to Our Launch Event Sponsors!

Launch Event Sessions & Speakers

Why Projects Fail at the Start, Not the End
Esther Bogin, Atlantic Union Bank

Well-Being Trends and Management Support
Laura Moore, Marsh McLennan Agency LLC

“A Goal Without a Plan Is Just a Wish” – How to Create a Great Action Plan That Will Make All Your Wishes Come True
Joe Micallef, GrowUP Sales

FinTech and Disruption in Financial Services
Hunter Young, HIFI Agency

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Time for a Meaningful Discussion
Richard Harvey | Beneficial  State Bank

Industry Update
Bruce Whitehurst, Virginia Bankers Association

Building Resilient Cultures and Winning Bank Teams
Dave Martin | Bankmechanics

Engineering Success by Engineering a New Mindset
Nikki Dixon-Foley, FutureSync

Pictures from the Launch Event