Richard's Rapid Fire - March 11, 2016

March 11, 2016

We had an incredible time in Phoenix for CBA LIVE 2016, marking the seventh straight year of record attendance.  On Sunday, our Board, Committee and Council members discussed key issues at in-person meetings, and we capped off the night with the Chairman’s Reception where we honored Chase’s Bill Jensen and CBA’s own Steve Zeisel for their longtime service and commitment to CBA.  We also hosted our annual golf tournament on Sunday, which brought more than 60 golfers to the course for a little competitive fun, courtesy of Dealertrack and Kelley Blue Book.


The doors to our sold-out exhibit hall opened Monday, where we welcomed more than 70 vendors from all areas of financial services.  We kicked off our opening general session with a clear message from CBA to policymakers:  this is 2016 – not 2008.  The retail banking industry has moved forward and others should, too.  General Stan McChrystal shared his battlefield-tested take on leadership and silo busting, and we began our 90 hours of forum programming. 


On Tuesday, we welcomed Cook Political Report's Amy Walter, who entertained the crowd with her take on the presidential election and what’s to come for the candidates on the road to the White House.  Citi's Heather Cox then brought digital dazzle to the audience, sharing information about how her remarkable Citi FinTech team is changing the face of banking technology.  Visa's Ryan McInerney challenged us to consider how you can remain top of wallet when there is no longer a wallet.


Wednesday brought a close to our forum programming, followed by our wrap up of the general session where CBA's President and CEO Richard Hunt shared a personal take on payday lenders in his hometown of Jennings, LA.  CFPB Director Richard Cordray closed out the morning with his thoughts on key regulatory issues, including the upcoming rules on short-term liquidity, overdraft and debt collection. 


Thank you to our sponsors who helped make CBA LIVE 2016 a huge success.


It was a huge year for CBA LIVE.  But you know what they say… everything is bigger in Texas.  Mark your calendars and plan to join us for CBA LIVE 2017, April 3-5 at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas




Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (center) talked with CBA's Board of Directors as their meeting on Sunday, March 6, 2016.


On Sunday, March 6, 2016, CBA's Small Business Banking Committee gathered for its in-person meeting.


The CBA Chairman's Reception capped off Sunday's preliminary CBA LIVE activities.


CBA's annual golf tournament kicked off Sunday, March 6, 2016 with more than 60 golfers.


On Monday, our sold-out exhibit hall opened to a packed crowd ready to connect with solutions providers from across the country.


CBA President & CEO Richard Hunt talked with State Farm Bank's Andrea Bjorkman, Chair of CBA's Digital Channels Committee from the "Chair's Chair," her seat of honor at CBA LIVE 2016.  Andrea and the Digital Channels Committee were honored with the Phoenix Award for the greatest participation increase for their forum at CBA LIVE.


Gen. Stan McChrystal (left) told us the banking industry is playing on a different kind of field and must adapt.


(Left to Right) During the CFPB Forum, CBA CFPB Committee Chair Cassi Chandler of Bank of America talked with former CFPB regulators Lucy Morris of Hudson Cook, Kathleen "Kitty" Ryan of BuckleySandler LLP, and Meredith Fuchs of Capital One Bank.


The Cook Political Report's Amy Walter entertained the crowd on Tuesday with her take on the presidential election and what’s to come for the candidates on the road to the White House.


Digital Banker of the Year and Citi FinTech CEO Heather Cox shared her team's ground-breaking smart phone-centric concepts that are changing the face of banking technology.


(Left to Right) CBA Board member Todd Barnhart and Deborah Benberry Williams of PNC accept the 2016 Joe Belew Award presented by CBA’s Board Chair-elect Ross Carey of U.S. Bank.  This year's award honored the bank with the most innovative financial inclusion program.  Read more about PNC's winning program here.


During the Community Reinvestment Forum's Regulator Roundtables, attendees engage with representatives from the FDIC, Federal Reserve and OCC on all things CRA.


Visa President Ryan McInerney talked about remaining top of wallet in a world where consumers use their smart phones to pay for groceries.


On Wednesday, CFPB Director Richard Cordray discussed small dollar lending, a permanent Deputy Director and the future of banking regulation.