Richard's Rapid Fire - April 7, 2017

CBA LIVE 2017 in the Lone Star State is best described as legendary.  From April 3-5 in Dallas, we were thrilled to welcome the largest-ever crowd – 1,400+ attendees including more than 620 retail bankers -for Retail Banking’s premier event.   


On Sunday, our Board, Committee and Council members discussed key issues at in-person meetings, and we capped off the night with our annual Chairman’s Event, hosted by CBA Board Chair Ross Carey of U.S. Bank, held this year at AT&T Stadium and sponsored by Equifax.  Our Default Management Committee, chaired by SunTrust’s Tom Fowler, took home the “Boot” Award for the greatest increase in committee member participation at CBA LIVE year-over-year.  Seth Waller of EverBank was honored with the Best Dressed Award for his cowboy ensemble, to which CBA added its belt buckle prize.  Special thanks to Dealertrack and Kelley Blue Book for their continued support of the CBA LIVE Annual Golf Tournament and to all of the golfers.


The doors to our sold-out exhibit hall opened Monday, where we welcomed more than 60 vendors from all areas of financial services.  Derek Anthony and his band got us on our feet to kick off our general session, followed by a matchup between Fintechs and Banks to see who would land the knockout punch for consumers in the long run.  We heard from Dallas Cowboys football legend and entrepreneur Roger Staubach, who stressed to the audience not only the importance of building the right team, but also trusting the team to move the ball down the field. 


Tuesday brought even more general session excitement, as we discussed all things Washington and discussed how the Trump administration and Congress may change the direction of banking.  We honored Citi’s Cynthia Frederick, recipient of the 2016 Tem Woodridge Award during CBA’S Executive Baking School.  We were proud to present the 2017 Joe Belew Award to PNC Bank for the most innovative and impactful program supporting digital access to financial services.  The Award was accepted by PNC’s Michael Taylor on behalf of PNC Fairfax Connection, and marked the second consecutive win for a PNC program.  Jim Sinai showcased the way artificial intelligence (AI) is changing industries of all types, cautioning if you're not doing AI in banking, others are looking at how to take your slice of the pie.  Tuesday afternoon brought our first-ever networking lunch, sponsored by Black Knight Financial Services, where attendees divided into groups to discuss topics of interest such as risk, product and services innovation, and talent management.


As we prepared to ride off into the CBA LIVE sunset on Wednesday, our concurrent super session discussed the economic state of our country and what it means for the financial services industry, and compensating teams for cross selling.  We welcomed Peter Durand whose one-of-a-kind graphic recordings added color and visual context to CBA LIVE 2017.  View and download his artwork here.  Our closing general session featured former CBA Board Chairman, U.S. Bank Chairman and CEO Richard Davis in his final major appearance before his impending retirement.  His inspiring remarks called on banks to support one another in the face of challenge, to empower and cultivate future consumer banking professionals and to balance professional duties with family priorities. 


 Thank you to our sponsors who helped make CBA LIVE 2017 a huge success. 


Mark your calendars and plan to join us for CBA LIVE 2018, March 12-14 at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando, FL.  See more future dates here.




CBA's Board, Committees and Councils met Sunday in Dallas to discuss key issues and ideas in preparation for CBA LIVE 2017.


Our 2017 Chairman's Reception hosted by CBA Board Chair Ross Carey of U.S. Bank took place Sunday at AT&T Stadium, home to the the Dallas Cowboys.


(L to R) CBA Default Management Committee Chair Tom Fowler of SunTrust accepts the "Boot" award for CBA LIVE Committee participation from Dallas Cowboys mascot Rowdy at CBA President and CEO Richard Hunt.


CBA President and CEO Richard Hunt (L) with EverBank's Seth Waller sporting his shiny new belt buckle, Sunday's prize for best dressed.


Our sold-out exhibit hall opened Monday with more than 60 exhibitors ready to network with attendees.


The gloves came off during our opening general session where Fintechs and Banks went head to head to see which would land the knock out punch for consumer.


"When I met Richard, I thought he knew more about me than my wife did," Dallas Cowboys legend Roger Staubach (L) said of CBA President and CEO and die hard Cowboys fan Richard Hunt (R).


On Tuesday, panelists discuss what's to come for banking with the Trump administration and the 115th Congress.


PNC's Michael Taylor accepts the 2017 Joe Belew Award from Chairman of CBA's Community Reinvestment Committee, Capital One's Jim Matthews.



In one of his last addresses as Chairman and CEO of U.S. Bank, former CBA Board Chair Richard Davis encouraged attendees to work together as an industry to better serve consumers.



Below is a collection of some of our favorite tweets from CBA LIVE 2017, but there are many more where these came from!  See all of the #CBALIVE Twitter buzz here.



Prospect of CFPB Reform Wanes, Enforcement Remains | Auto Finance News


CBA LIVE: HMDA Compliance Will Be Here Faster Than You Think | Housing Wire


CBA LIVE: Your Customers are Ready for Loan Offers Through Your Mobile App | Housing Wire


CBA LIVE Polls Reveal New Priorities | Dodd Frank Update



Check out our album of graphic recordings from CBA LIVE 2017.  Additional drawings to be added soon.