American Banker Editors

Penny Crosman
Editor in Chief
Bank Technology News

Heather Landy
American Banker

Richard Melville
Group Editorial Director, Banking & Capital Markets

Jeanine Skowronski

Deputy Editor
American Banker BankThink

Conference Co-Chairmen

Tom Brown
Second Curve Capital
Richard Melville
Group Editorial Director, Banking & Capital Markets


Catherine P. Bessant Catherine P. Bessant
Global Technology & Operations Executive
Bank of America
Thomas F. Fortin Thomas F. Fortin
Chief Executive Officer
Regional Management Corp.
Dennis S. Hudson Dennis S. Hudson
President and CEO
Seacoast National Bank
Manuel “Manolo” Sánchez Manuel “Manolo” Sánchez
Chairman & CEO, US Country Manager
BBVA Compass
Bruce W. Van Saun Bruce W. Van Saun
Chairman & CEO
RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc.


Armin Ajami Armin Ajami
VP, Senior Product Manager, Digital Channels
Wells Fargo
Yazan Alwaid Yazan Alwaid
Regional Sales Manager
Silanis Technology
Rob Aulebach Rob Aulebach
ATM Channel & Retail Distribution Executive
Bank of America
Gordon A. Baird Gordon A. Baird
Chief Executive Officer
Independence Bancshares, Inc.
Barbara Baker Barbara Baker
Executive Vice President of Cultural Enhancement
Umpqua Holdings Corporation
Manuel Baldasano Manuel Baldasano
Executive Vice President, Head of Channels
Santander Bank, N.A.
Kyle Barnett Kyle Barnett
SVP, Head of Sales Effectiveness and Customer Experience Delivery
BMO Harris Bank
Dawn Bastarache Dawn Bastarache
Senior Vice President, Retail Delivery Manager
Hancock Bank
Mike Baxter Mike Baxter
Partner and Head of Financial Services for the Americas
Bain & Company
Stephen Beck Stephen Beck
Founder & Managing Partner
Amit Bhandari Amit Bhandari
Oliver Wyman
David Bonalle David Bonalle
EVP, Director of Marketing and Insights
Thomas Bontempo Thomas Bontempo
Director of Digital Banking and Marketing
First Niagara Bank, N.A.
Kristy Brandon Kristy Brandon
Senior Vice President of eBanking Retail Products
Comerica Bank
Renée Brown Renée Brown
SVP, Director of Social Media
Wells Fargo & Company
David Clifton David Clifton
Executive Vice President and Chief Customer & Marketing Officer
Huntington Bank
Jeffrey Cohen Jeffrey Cohen
SVP, Head of US Consumer Compliance
TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank ®
Julie Cords Julie Cords
Bank Consultant
Chris Cox Chris Cox
Chief Digital Officer
Rilla Delorier Rilla Delorier
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Client Experience Officer
SunTrust Banks, Inc.
Stephen Drees Stephen Drees
Managing Principal, Industry Strategy Group
Acxiom Corporation
Campbell Edlund Campbell Edlund
EMI Strategic Marketing
Linda Gallagher Linda Gallagher
Managing Director and Global Head of the Consumer Protection Practice
Promontory Financial Group, LLC
James Geeslin James Geeslin
Vice Chairman and Chief Consumer Bank Officer
Extraco Banks
David Godsman David Godsman
Digital Banking, Emerging Payments and Innovation Executive
Bank of America
Andy Harmening Andy Harmening
Vice Chairman for Consumer Banking
Bank of the West
Joe Henkel Joe Henkel
President and CEO
Kleberg Bank
Hal Hopson Hal Hopson
Managing Director, Analytic Services Practice
Pitney Bowes Software
William Howle William Howle
COO, U.S. Consumer & Commercial Banking, President of U.S. Commercial
Richard Hunt Richard Hunt
President and CEO
Consumer Bankers Association
Mark Iniguez Mark Iniguez
Formerly Director of Network Strategy
Stefanie H. Jackman Stefanie H. Jackman
Senior Litigation Associate
Ballard Spahr
Spencer Jones Spencer Jones
SVP, Head of U.S. Digital Channels
TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®
David Kerstein David Kerstein
Peak Performance Consulting Group
Kathy Klingler Kathy Klingler
EVP, Chief Marketing Officer
Santander Bank, N.A.
David Kucera David Kucera
Director of Business Innovation
BBVA Compass
Dominic Langteau Dominic Langteau
Account Manager
Martiz Research
Sean Lawson Sean Lawson
Senior Associate
SVB Analytics
David R. Leatherman David R. Leatherman
SVP, Financial Planning and Decision Support
Sandy Spring Bank
Jeffrey A. Lipson Jeffrey A. Lipson
President and CEO
Congressional Bank
Juan Llanos Juan Llanos
EVP, Strategic Partnerships and Chief Transparency Officer
Dave Martin Dave Martin
EVP, Chief Development Officer
Financial Supermarkets, Inc.
Michael Matza Michael Matza
Senior Director, Strategic Consulting
Maritz Research
Bob Meara Bob Meara
Senior Analyst
Sherief Meleis Sherief Meleis
Managing Director
Novantas, LLC
Nick Mercurio Nick Mercurio
Strategic Consulting Director
Nitin Mhatre Nitin Mhatre
EVP of Personal Banking
Webster Bank
Brice Mindrum Brice Mindrum
Mobile Services Manager
America First Credit Union
David Moore David Moore
Executive Vice President, Retail Banking
Central Bank & Trust Co.
Christopher Peper Christopher Peper
Vice President, Mobile Channel Manager
US Bank
Scott Pluta Scott Pluta
Assistant Director. Office of Consumer Response
Greg Quinn Greg Quinn
Border Customer Experience, Every Day Banking & Payments
TD Canada Trust
Cristie Richards Cristie Richards
Senior Vice President, Director of Retail Strategies
Zions Bank
Ginger Schmeltzer Ginger Schmeltzer
SVP, Emerging Payments
Ron Secrist Ron Secrist
Senior Director, Mobile Division
Capital One
Paul Seibert CMC Paul Seibert CMC
Vice President of Financial Design
EHS Design | EHS Architecture
Sarah Shute Sarah Shute
First VP, Retail Banking Operations Officer
Capitol Federal Savings Bank
Chris Skinner Chris Skinner
Financial Services Club
Art Smith Art Smith
Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ,
Brian W. Smith Brian W. Smith
Managing Director
Smith Regulatory Services
Matt Steenson Matt Steenson
Retail Segment Executive
Charles S. Stroup Charles S. Stroup
Executive Vice President, In-Store & On-Site Branch Group Division Manager
U.S. Bank
Alison Thorud Alison Thorud
Marketing Strategy Manager, Digital Products
U.S. Bancorp
Brent Tischler Brent Tischler
Senior Vice President, Director of Channel Optimization
Associated Bank
Ted Triplett Ted Triplett
President & CEO
Ted Triplett Consulting
Marc Trudeau Marc Trudeau
VP, Financial Services Strategy
Acxiom Corporation
Teresa Tschida Teresa Tschida
Strategic Consultant and Principal
Ameesh Vakharia Ameesh Vakharia
SVP, Head of Corporate Strategy and Business Consulting
SunTrust Bank
Jim Van Dyke Jim Van Dyke
Javelin Strategy & Research
Robert Voth Robert Voth
Vice Chairman
Andres Wolberg-Stok Andres Wolberg-Stok
Global Mobile and Tablet Banking Director