April 29-30, 2024

BHCA Spring Seminar

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You're cordially invited to celebrate the BHCA's

Leadership Luncheon

Tuesday, April 30 at 12 pm

You've Arrived at your Destination!

The Bank Holding Company Association is bringing together some of the nation’s top industry experts and some of the most innovative community bankers for a two-day Spring Seminar that will both inform and inspire. Make plans today to attend Destination: Success, an event you can’t afford to miss if you are focused on the future and how to make the most of it. 

The 2024 Spring Seminar brings you the following sessions:

  • Dan Marks of SRM Account Boost, providing insight into strategies for raising your net interest margin.
  • Kristina Williams, president of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, leading a banker panel at the intersection of housing finance and liquidity planning. Panelists include:
    • Teri Keegan, Chief Financial Officer of Scale Bank, Minneapolis, MN.
    • Steve Bumann, Chief Investment Officer of BankWest, Pierre, S.D.
    • Jeff Plagge, Director of Northwest Bank, Spencer, Iowa.
  • Leadership expert Robb Rempel of Haberfeld, sharing ideas for high-payoff activities that set apart top-performing leaders in banking.
  • Economist Greg Sweeney of Bell Bank, assessing the impact of the current rate environment, inflation pressure, monetary policy, consumer behavior and market reactions on your bank.
  • Chris Bornheimer, Bank of Orrick, Mo., Ben Grimstad, Decorah Bank & Trust, Decorah, Iowa, and Melissa Eggleston, nbkc, Kansas City, sharing stories from the front lines of community bank innovation. Panel discussion led by Michael Flaxbeard of Forvis.
  • Don Musso, president of FinPro, with researched responses to some of the top concerns of community bank board members.
  • Breakout sessions on ESOPs, data analytics and open banking.
  • And, our second annual awards luncheon, featuring guest speaker Jack Stahlmann whose message identifies the qualities that set some people apart as exceptional.
  • Bonus: arrive early on Monday, April 29 to take in the pre-seminar session hosted by Performance Trust called “Capital Allocation through Volatile Times”

The BHCA Spring Seminar is the perfect meeting for your senior leadership team, board of directors, mid-career rising stars, and you. Register before April 1, and be entered into a drawing for a free registration to a future BHCA event. 

BHCA Leadership Luncheon

The BHCA is pleased to host its second annual leadership lunch on Tuesday, April 30. We will recognize about a dozen outstanding bankers nominated by peers from banks across the Upper Midwest. In partnership with BankBeat magazine and BankBeat.Biz, we will introduce you to bankers who are making a difference in their banks, their industry and their communities.

We are offering a luncheon-only rate that makes it very reasonable to solely attend the luncheon. And if you would like to buy a table at the luncheon, click here. If you like, enjoy the lunch and stay for the entire day. We have a special Tuesday-only registration rate that includes all of Tuesday’s events. Whether you are a BHCA member or not, you will find exceptional value in the one-day registration option.


The Westin Edina Galleria
3201 Galleria, Edina, Minnesota, USA, 55435
Tel: +1 952-567-5000

The BHCA Spring Seminar takes place at the Westin Hotel, which is part of the Galleria in Edina, Minnesota. This is a top-flight hotel located in a vibrant part of the Twin Cities, less than 10 miles from MSP Airport. Greeted by scents of balsam and décor that transforms the hotel into an urban chalet meets Swiss-inspired streetscape, our Edina, Minnesota, hotel invites guests and visitors alike to discover a range of food & beverage specials, outdoor après ski courtyard experience, winter events and weekend excursions to usher in the holiday spirit.

Looking to Book Your Stay?
The BHCA has negotiated a special rate ($249) on rooms at the Westin if you make your hotel reservation by April 15. But don’t wait until the last minute to reserve your room as attendance at our last event was so strong that our hotel room block sold out! Please click here to make your reservation today.


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Greg Sweeney
Bell Bank
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Robb Rempel
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Dan Marks
SRM Account Boost
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Kristina Williams
FHLB-Des Moines
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Don Musso
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Michael Flaxbeard
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Chris Bornheimer
Bank of Orrick
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Melissa Eggleston
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Jeff Plagge
Northwest Bank
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Andy Morgan
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Kevin Schalk
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Jack Stahlmann
Keynote Speaker | Director



Full Seminar

$650 per person

  • $900 per person - non-member
Best Value

Tuesday Luncheon ONLY

$65 per person

  • $65 per person - non-member

Full Day | Monday ONLY

$375 per person

  • $500 per person - non-member

Full Day | Tuesday ONLY

$325 per person

  • $425 per person - non-member


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