Bank Holding Company Association

2018 BHCA Spring Seminar - Executing for Excellence

Day 1: Monday, May 7

2:30 p.m.      Check-in/Registration

3 p.m.       Tax Update: What Reform Means for Your Bottom Line By Jerry Kissell, RSM

The Tax Reform Act signed in December is set to make a meaningful impact on your profitability. Jerry Kissell of RSM will provide an overview of the new law, focusing on the provisions you need to know about to make the best decisions for maximizing your organization's profit potential. 

3:45 p.m.

5:15 p.m.

6:45 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

High-Performance Banker Panel

  • Brian L. Johnson, Choice Financial, Fargo, N.D.
  • Kevin Forristall, TS Banking Group, Treynor, Iowa
  • Steven Daggett, Midwest Bank, Detroit Lakes, Minn.

Reception - Sponsored by United Banker's Bank


A Championship Approach to Execution By Cheryl Reeve, Coach and General Manager of the WNBA Minnesota Lynx

Completing her eighth season as the Lynx head coach in 2017, she led the team to a 27-7 record and its fourth WNBA championship. Since taking over as Lynx head coach, Reeve owns a career 195-77 record, the most coaching wins in franchise history. Reeve will share her insight into what it takes to be a champion, how to execute consistently and flawlessly. Talking about the challenges she and her team face on the court, she will offer thoughts on problem solving that you will be able to take back to the office. 

Day 2: Tuesday, May 8

7:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m.

Check-In / Breakfast

Five Characteristics of High Performing Banks by David Kemp, Bankers Management Inc.

Why do some banks execute well while others never seem to execute at all? Based on decades of banking industry experience, Kemp will identify the characteristics that truly exceptional banks share. His common-sense, hands-on approach to bank management makes his presentations useful, informative and instructive. Drawing on case studies involving credit decisions, workouts and retail banking, Kemp will share insights gleaned from more than 30 years of experience as a bank executive and consultant. 

Maximizing Opportunities While Avoiding Potholes by Scott Hildenbrand of Sandler O'Neill

2017 marked a big year for change – the Fed raised rates, a new President took office, the stock market continually reached new highs. Many expected policy changes sent community bank stocks soaring, with accompanying expectations on management teams. Instead, the developments of 2017 left community banks with a mixed bag. The start of regulatory relief and evolving tax landscape are more conducive to success than what we've seen in years. Meanwhile the flat yield curve is making it very difficult for reality to meet market enthusiasm. As Chief Balance Sheet Strategist, Scott Hildenbrand shares his thoughts and insights regarding how banks can best position themselves in the current environment.

11 a.m.

11:40 p.m.

Round 1 of Breakout Sessions

Round 2 of Breakout Sessions


Session A: Have You Lost Your Site? Smart Site Selection for Today's Bank By Sean Raboin, HTG Architects; Bill Winter, Cooks Bay Marketing; and George Janssen, MarketPointe, Inc. 

Session B: The Interest Rate Tide is Turning: Is Your Investment Portfolio Prepared? By Joshua Kiefer, Country Club Bank

Session C: How to Create a Culture of Entrepreneurship at Your Bank By Jay Tuli and Jessica Shaffer, Leader Bank

Session D: A Fresh Look at the C Corp vs. S Corp Incorporation Question By Adam Maier, Stinson Leonard Street

12:10 p.m.

1 p.m.


Political and Economic Trends Affecting Community Banks by Michael Gregory, BMO Capital Markets 

Dinner and Show

Complete your Seminar experience with dinner at The Chanhassen Dinner Theatre and the production of “Newsies”.

4:45 p.m.

5 p.m.

6 pm.

8 p.m.

10:30 p.m.

Meet in lobby of Hyatt Regency Bloomington-Minneapolis

Coach transportation to Chanhassen Dinner Theatre



Coach transportation back to Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

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