CBA Councils

Education Council

The Education Council advises CBA on its educational mission, advances the education strategy, and promotes talent development solutions for emerging bank leaders, including the CBA Executive Banking School and CBA Onsite Education.



  • Chair - Quincy Miller | President, Eastern Bank
  • Becky Griffin | Chief Administrative Officer, Consumer Banking, JPMorgan Chase
  • Pierre Habis | Head of Consumer Banking & Business Banking, Santander, N.A.
  • Michelle Lee | Regional Banking Executive, Branch Banking, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Paul Leventhal | EBS Faculty Advisory Board Chair, Compuchoix LLC
  • Cassandra McKinney, Executive Vice President, Retail Bank, Comerica


Government Relations Council

The Government Relations Council drives our advocacy efforts and sets our annual legislative and regulatory agenda.



  • Chair - Larry Franco | Southwest Retail Branch Executive, PNC
  • Steven Antonakes | Director of Enterprise Risk Management, Eastern Bank
  • Laurie Nordquist | Lead Region President, Wells Fargo
  • Pierre Habis | Head of Consumer Banking & Business Banking, Santander, N.A.
  • Ernie Johannson | Group Head, US Personal and Business Banking, BMO Harris Bank
  • Charles Kim | Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
  • Cliff McCauley | Senior Executive Vice President, Frost Bank
  • Nitin Mhatre | President and CEO, Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc.
  • John Pataky | Executive Vice President, Chief Banking Officer, TIAA Bank
  • Chris Van Steenberg | Executive Vice President, Head of Marketing and Product Management, First Horizon
  • Judie Verb | Senior Vice President and Regional Manager - Southwest Region, US Bank
  • John Ward | President, First American Bank


Corporate Membership Council

The Corporate Membership Council advises our team on how we can better serve our members and identifies potential areas of growth.



  • Chair - Ryan Bailey | Executive Vice President, Head of Retail Banking Group, USAA
  • Sherief Meleis | Managing Director, Novantas - Adviser 


Associate Membership Council

The Associate Membership Council assists in expanding the association’s affiliation with current sponsors and longtime supporters, and is developing and identifying potential sponsor opportunities.


  • Co-Chair - John Durrant | Executive Vice President, Head of Product Experience & Small Business Bank, Capital One Financial Corporation
  • Co-Chair - Mark Pregmon | Head of Credit Operations, USAA