CBA LIVE 2019: The Currency of NOW to Kick Off April 1-3 in D.C.

March 14, 2019


CBA LIVE 2019: The Currency of NOW to Kick Off April 1-3 in D.C.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Consumer Bankers Association will host its annual conference, CBA LIVE, April 1-3, 2019, at the Gaylord National Harbor.


CBA LIVE, now in its tenth year, is the premier retail banking conference with more than 1,500 representatives from across financial services industry, including more than 750 senior-level bankers, 200 speakers and 90 hours of in-depth, topical programming. This year’s theme is The Currency of NOW and senior executives from more than 85 national and super regional banks will discuss the future of banking, regulatory changes, the impact of digital banking, cybersecurity, federal and private student lending as well as other hot button issues.


“CBA LIVE is where retail banking’s senior leaders gather to connect, learn and prepare for what’s to come,” said CBA President & CEO Richard Hunt. “This year’s theme will examine what bankers need to be doing NOW in order to better serve customers, stay a step ahead of the competition and continue earning market share. With the start of a new Congress, new majority in the House of Representatives and a complete changeover at top banking regulatory agencies, CBA LIVE 2019 will provide insight on the industry’s hottest trends so attendees can tackle the challenges of today to be prepared for the opportunities of tomorrow.”


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Keynote Speakers:


  • Thasunda Brown Duckett, CEO, Chase Consumer Banking;


  • Brian Moynihan, Chairman of the Board & CEO, Bank of America;


  • Comptroller of Currency Joseph Otting;


  • FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams.


Other General Session Topics & Speakers:


  • The State of Banking: Todd Barnhart, EVP & Retail Distribution Executive, PNC Bank & CBA Board Chairman


  • Battle For Deposits & High Interest Rates: Sherief Meleis, EVP & Co-Founder, Novantas


  • Talent Management: Jenny Rhodes, SVP, Human Resources, Retail Distribution, PNC Bank


  • Branch Network & Consolidation: Gene Kirby, Managing Partner, CE Solutions Group, LLC


  • Investment In Technology: Tim Spence, EVP of Consumer Banking, Payments & Strategy, Fifth Third Bank


  • Fraud & Data Protection: Cassi Chandler, CEO & Managing Partner, Vigeo Alliance


  • D.C. Policy: Jaret Seiberg, Managing Director, Cowen Washington Research Group and Jonice Gray Tucker, Partner, Buckley LLP


  • M&A In The Banking Industry: Tom Brown, Founder & CEO, Second Curve Capital LLC and Richard Hunt, CEO & President, Consumer Bankers Association


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CBA will LIVEstream keynote remarks, general sessions and the presentation of industry awards honoring banks’ community investment activities as well as the top student at CBA Executive Banking School.


You may view the live stream on our website at the following times:


Monday, April 1, 2019

  • 3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET: Opening General Session featuring:
    • Thasunda Brown Duckett, CEO, Chase Consumer Banking
    • CBA Board Chairman Todd Barnhart, PNC Bank
    • Sherief Meleis, EVP & Co-Founder, Novantas
    • Jenny Rhodes, SVP, Human Resources, Retail Distribution, PNC Bank
    • Gene Kirby, Managing Partner, CE Solutions Group, LLC
    • Tim Spence, EVP of Consumer Banking, Payments & Strategy, Fifth Third Bank
    • Cassi Chandler, CEO & Managing Partner, Vigeo Alliance


Tuesday, April 2, 2019


  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. ET: General Session featuring:
    • Jaret Seiberg, Cowen Washington Research Group
    • Jonice Gray Tucker, Buckley LLP
    • Tom Brown, Second Curve Capital
    • This session will also include presentation of CBA’s Joe Belew Award for community development and the Tem Wooldridge Award, recognizing the top CBA Executive Banking School student.


  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET: General Session featuring:
    • Brian Moynihan, Chairman of the Board & CEO, Bank of America


Wednesday, April 3, 2019


  • 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET: Washington Wednesday & Closing General Session featuring:
    • FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams
    • Comptroller of Currency Joseph Otting


Women’s Networking Breakfast


CBA LIVE will also feature a Women’s Networking Breakfast to honor the role of women and diversity in the retail banking industry. The breakfast will include a fireside chat with Bank of America’s Hilani Kerr and Russell Reynolds Associates’ Mary Caroline Tillman.


Additional Programing


CBA LIVE offers 13 different topical, timely, in-depth forum tracks with cutting-edge presenters. A sampling of forums are listed below:


Can You Hear Me Now? Recent Developments in TCPA


  • The explosion of Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) litigation since 2015 has created a myriad of headaches for businesses looking to contact their customers. With potential action at the Federal Communications Commission and U.S. Supreme Court, come hear what is next in the realm of TCPA.


Carvana Keynote: Ernie Garcia


  • From online-only sales to car vending machines (yes, car vending machines), Carvana has changed how consumers buy their cars forever. Hear from Carvana CEO Ernie Garcia on how this company has made it where it is today.


Consumer Data & The Governance of Data Privacy


  • The Treasury Department has called for the enactment of national standards governing data privacy and data breach notifications to give consumers more control over when and how their data is used. What will this mean for the industry and your business?


Accelerating Innovation NOW in Home Equity Lending


  • There is plenty of buzz about innovation, but actual progress in the home equity industry has been slow. Have you wondered how to accelerate innovation in your organization, leading to tangible value?


full program is available online.


As the national trade association representing the retail banking industry, CBA is grateful to its premier sponsors Black Knight, Equifax, Fiserv, Harland Clarke, Novantas and Visa for their commitment to supporting the industry and CBA’s members.




About the Consumer Bankers Association:

The Consumer Bankers Association represents America’s leading retail banks. We promote policies to create a stronger industry and economy. Established in 1919, CBA’s corporate member institutions account for 1.7 million jobs in America, extend roughly $4 trillion in consumer loans and provide $275 billion in small business loans annually. Follow us on Twitter @consumerbankers.