Wednesday, February 10

10:00 a.m. Welcome

10:30 a.m. State of the State
David Roederer, Director, Iowa Department of Management
Dave Roederer will provide a state of the state presentation, including the impact the Novel Coronavirus has had on the state’s budget.

11:15 a.m. Iowa Economic Development Update
Debi Durham, Director, Iowa Economic Development Authority and Iowa Finance Authority
Debi Durham will provide an economic update for the state of Iowa, including a look at Iowa’s housing environment.

12:00 p.m. Adjourn 

Thursday, February 11

10:00 a.m. IBA/IBIS Annual Meeting
John Sorensen, President & CEO, IBA
Chad Ellsworth, President, IBIS
Dan Vessely, President, IBMC

10:20 a.m. Iowa Division of Banking Update
Jeff Plagge, Superintendent of Banking
Jeff Plagge was appointed by Governor Kim Reynolds to the position of Iowa Superintendent of Banking in September 2019. Prior to the appointment he was president & CEO of Northwest Financial Corp. of Arnolds Park, Iowa. Northwest Financial Corp. is a two-bank, $2.4 billion, privately owned, fi nancial services holding company.

11:00 a.m. IBA Legislative Issues Update
Iowa Legislator Panel
Join us as we hear from Iowa legislators on issues facing the banking industry during the 2021 Iowa Legislative Session.

12:00 p.m. Adjourn

On-Demand Breakout Sessions

(Available for 30 days after the conference.)
Four on-demand webinars have been recorded for the IBA Bank Management & Policy Conference. (30-60 minutes each.)

Facing the Liquidity Challenge Ahead – Are you Ready?
Brad Cole, IntraFi Network
As loan growth continues to outpace deposit growth, banks are faced with the need to manage liquidity to support expansion. This session addresses the changing liquidity landscape in the industry, and what every bank should be doing to develop a “best practice” approach in liquidity management – regardless of the levels of liquidity a bank may have today.

Top Strategies for Community Banks in 2021
Greyson Tuck, Gerrish Smith Tuck
This session will cover some of the top strategies for community banks in 2021, and includes a brief look at hot issues, such as; converting to Subchapter S, engaging your stockholders through stock repurchase transactions, the role that strategic planning plays, a brief look at the M&A market, and more. It will provide a holistic view of key ways to enhance shareholder value in the current environment.

10 Cybersecurity Questions for Executives & Directors
John Waldman, SBS CyberSecurity
This discussion will review FFIEC cybersecurity expectations, current threats to financial institutions, and touch on 10 questions that executives and board members must know to protect the bank in today’s cybersecurity world.

Advocating in a Virtual Environment
Jenica Lensmeyer, Iowa Bankers Association
While the pandemic has put a stop to some of our everyday activities, the legislative and regulatory world is still spinning and advocating for the banking industry remains important. Join this breakout for tips on advocating in a virtual environment and how to increase your influence when communicating with policymakers and regulatory agencies.