Illinois Bankers Association is partnering with Ohio Bankers League for the Annual Convention once again... this time in Amelia Island, Florida. For 132 years, the IBA has gathered CEOs, senior executives, officers, and directors eager to reconnect and learn the latest trends at this annual event. Get ready to cultivate your strengths, solve pressing challenges, and experience all the best of Amelia Island.

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Sunday, June 23, 2024
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. IBA Board Meeting
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Hospitality Suite

Monday, June 24
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. PAC Experiences (Golf Outing -OR- Amelia Island Tour)
1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Exhibit Set Up
Noon Registration Opens
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Executive & Directors Workshop
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Opening Reception in the Marketplace
6:30 p.m. Dinner on Your Own / Sponsor Dinners
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. IBA/OBL Leadership Dinner
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Welcome Mixer with Entertainment

Tuesday, June 25
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast Buffet & Rapid-Fire Presentations
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Opening General Session – Joan Woodward, Travelers
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Guest Activity – Inner Coastal & Beach Ecology Tour
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break in the Marketplace
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. CEO Roundtables by Asset Size
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch in the Marketplace
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Salute to IBA Leadership
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Dinner on Your Own
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Hospitality Suite

Wednesday, June 26
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast in the Marketplace
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Rapid-Fire Presentations
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Guest Activity - Trip to Fernandina
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. General Session – Lee Wetherington, JackHenry
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break in Marketplace
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions (4)
11:35 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Breakout Sessions (4)
12:25 p.m. – 1:25 p.m. Closing Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Regulator Update – Travis Hill, FDIC

Keynote Speakers

Joan Woodward - Executive Vice President of Public Policy, Travelers

Woodward on Washington: An Economic, Policy and Political Outlook

Joan Woodward

Joan Woodward is Executive Vice President of Public Policy for Travelers and President of The Travelers Institute. She is a member of the company’s Management Committee, Operating Committee, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Committee, and also serves on The Diversity Council, and the Travelers Foundation Board. She is the current Chairperson of the Travelers Community Connections Campaign.

Woodward joined Travelers in 2008 from Goldman Sachs to establish The Travelers Institute as the company’s thought leadership and public policy platform.

She is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Plunk, a technology company; on the United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation; is Chairman of the Board of the RAND

Institute for Civil Justice; and a member of the President’s National Small and Medium Enterprise Export Council. She is also a member of the American Corporate Partners Board. Reactions Magazine named her to the Top 50 Women in Insurance, and in 2016, she was named to the Hot 100 in Insurance list by Insurance Business America Magazine. In 2017, she received the 2017 Power Women’s Leadership Award by NY Moves magazine.

Woodward holds bachelor’s degrees in economics and political science and a master’s degree from The American University. She also studied at the University of London.


Lee Wetherington - Senior Director of Corporate Strategy at JackHenry & Associates

Strategic Benchmarks: Your Peers’ Plans and Priorities for 2024 and 2025

Lee Wetherington is Senior Director of Corporate Strategy at JackHenry & Associates. Lee directs the development of actionable insights, forecasts and strategy for Jack Henry and the financial services industry at large. To this end, he guides a team of analysts who track the trends and implications of emerging technologies disrupting and transforming the banking industry. Lee delivers keynotes nationwide focusing upon opportunities and challenges in fintech, payments, and digital banking, and he is widely known for his unique style of delivery.

Lee Wetherington


Travis Hill - Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, FDIC

Regulatory Update

Travis Hill - FDIC

He has served in this role since January 5, 2023. Previously, he worked at the FDIC from 2018 to 2022, as Deputy to the Chairman for Policy and before that as Senior Advisor to the Chairman. In these roles, among other responsibilities, he oversaw and coordinated regulatory and policy initiatives at the agency and advised the Chairman on regulatory and policy matters.

Prior to joining the FDIC, Mr. Hill served as Senior Counsel at the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, where he worked from 2013 to 2018. In this role, he participated extensively in the drafting and negotiating of numerous bipartisan bills. Before working at the Senate, he worked as a policy analyst at Regions Financial Corporation from

2011 to 2013.

Mr. Hill received a Bachelor of Science from Duke University, where he studied economics and political science, and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center.




Robert M. Fleetwood

Partner, Group Co-Chair, Barack
Ferrazzano Financial Institutions Grp.

Executive & Directors Workshop

John G

John M. Geiringer

Partner, Regulatory Section Leader, Barack
Ferrazzano Financial Institutions Grp.

Executive & Directors Workshop

Scott Hildenbrand

Scott Hildenbrand

Managing Director,
Piper Sandler Financial Strategies

Executive & Directors Workshop

Tom Chester

Tom Chester


Credit Trends –
Managing Credit Risk

Kyle Elliott

Kyle Elliott

Vice President,

Get to Know the Next
Generation of Digital

Ryan Hayhurst

Ryan W. Hayhurst

The Baker Group

Balance Sheet Strategies
for a Changing Rate


Tim Keith

Chief Strategist Account Boost,
Strategic Resource Management

Maximizing Margin
Expansion in Today’s

Jim Morrissey

Jim Morrissey

Vedder Price P.C.

Current Trends in
Bank M&A and
Financial Innovation


Shawn O’Brien


Secrets of High
Performing Banks

nick podhradsky

Nick Podhradsky

Executive Vice President,
SBS CyberSecurity

The Top 6 Controls to
Reduce Your Risk of a
Cyber Incident

Nathan Stovall

Nathan Stovall

Director, Financial Institutions
Research, S&P Global

Outlook for Banks as
They Battle Revenue,
Liquidity Pressures

Session Descriptions

Coming soon!

Additional Details

Additional Details

Hotel Accommodation

Omni Amelia Island Resort
39 Beach Lagoon Rd
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Rate: $339++/night
Call: 888-261-6161
Online Reservations
Deadline: May 23

Fee Per Person

Member $895 
Nonmember (Bankers) $1,695 
Guests $495

Questions? | 217-789-9340

PAC Experiences

PAC Experiences 

PAC Golf Outing

The PAC Golf Outing will be held at The Amelia River Club, 4477 Buccaneer Trail, Amelia Island, FL 32034. Known for its incredibly smooth TifEagle greens, manicured fairways and challenging pin positions, Amelia River is one of the most prestigious courses in all of North Florida.

Amelia Island PAC Experience

Ahoy! Come set sail with us as we navigate on a private boat charter through the Intracoastal Waterway and its stunning scenery of marshes, moss-draped live oak trees, and the sun-drenched beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Attendees will watch for dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, and even whales. Alligators, armadillos, bobcats, and more wildlife can also be spotted on our excursion.

PAC Experience Pricing

The cost to participate in a PAC experience is $250 per person for bankers, guests and PAC sponsoring service providers. Non-PAC sponsoring service providers may attend for $375 per person. Golf club rental is $75 per set and will be handled directly by the Amelia River Club. Please indicate if you will golf or attend the private boat charter event when registering for Convention. A separate invoice will be sent from the PAC for the fees associated with these events.

Disclaimer: A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board’s official website or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois. All contributions to Illinois Bankers PAC are voluntary. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal. Contributions to Illinois Bankers PAC are not tax deductible.



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