CBA Washington Forum to Feature Chief Regulators, Congressional Banking Leaders & Top Industry Experts

April 13, 2021


CBA Washington Forum to Feature Chief Regulators, Congressional Banking Leaders & Top Industry Experts 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 12-4 PM ET


WASHINGTON, DC – The Consumer Bankers Association will host its first-ever CBA Washington Forum, a virtual event to be held on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, offering a panoramic view of what’s to come from regulators and Capitol Hill in “the new Washington, DC.”


The CBA Washington Forum provides a unique opportunity for bankers across the country to hear directly from those at the forefront of bank policy issues as the industry prepares for an aggressive, enforcement-heavy regulatory environment with potential legislative threats on the docket. 


CBA Washington Forum Speakers Include:


  • Jelena McWilliams, Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • Blake Paulson, Acting Comptroller, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
  • Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chairman, Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs
  • Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), Member, Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs
  • Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Ranking Member, House Committee on Financial Services
  • Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), Chairman, House Financial Services Subcommittee on Consumer Protection & Financial Institutions
  • Christine Channels, CBA Board Chair, Head of Community Banking & Client Protection, Bank of America
  • Richard Hunt, President & CEO, Consumer Bankers Association
  • Jonice Gray Tucker, Partner, Buckley LLP
  • Andrea Mitchell, Managing Partner, Mitchell Sandler LLC
  • Tony Alexis, Partner, Goodwin Proctor LLP
  • Amy Matsuo, Principal, KPMG LLP
  • Tony Hadley, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs & Public Policy, Experian
  • Bobby Thomson, Senior Vice President, Head of U.S. Government Relations, Visa


The event will also touch on the hottest topics facing the industry, from navigating emergency relief programs through the pandemic to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Additional issues to be covered include climate change, fair lending (AI and small business lending) and credit reporting, Congressional oversight on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), payments policy and more. You don’t want to miss this one-stop-shop for Washington policy insights.


More information about CBA’s Washington Forum is available here and the hour-by-hour schedule is available here.


Media interested in attending should contact Lauren Bianchi at




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