Future of Community Banking Conference

Future of Community Banking Conference

Thursday, May 18, 2017 – Friday, May 19, 2017
The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center
215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA


To review program details and register by mail, please download the REGISTRATION BROCHURE

To register online, please complete the ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM


Day I – Thursday, May 18, 2017

Speakers: Nick DiFrancesco, President/CEO, PACB & Barbara Holbert, SVP, PACB

Speaker: Jeffrey Gerrish, Esquire, Chairman, Gerrish Smith Tuck, PC



Session A: Hot Legal Issues in Community Banking
Speaker: Keith Clark, Esquire, Chairman, Shumaker Williams, P.C.

Session B: Omni-Channel Banking
Speaker: Steve DuPerrieu, Vice President, Channels & Analytics, Computer Services, Inc.

Speaker: Robert Kafafian, President and CEO, The Kafafian Group

11:45am: LUNCHEON


Session A: Management & Board Responsibilities for Specialist Reports
Speaker: Ivan Cilik, Partner, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Session B: How to Effectively Prepare for Cyber-Attacks and Justify Additional Security Spending
Speakers: Jonathan Nguyen-Duy, Vice President, Strategic Programs, Fortinet & Rick Mutzel, Security & Compliance Officer, Omega Systems


Session A: TBD
Speaker: Randy Coneby, Principal, Information Technology Audit, RKL Risk Management

Session B: Mutual Banking Issues for Trustees
Speaker: Steve Donahoe, Esquire, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

2:45pm: Regulatory and Legislative Updates – A View from the “Hills”
Speakers: Peter Knight, Vice President, Government Relations, FHLBank Pittsburgh & Nick DiFrancesco, President/CEO, PACB



7:00pm: DINNER
Sponsored by: PACB Services Corporation

Day II – Friday, May 19, 2017

8:00am: The Bank Valuation/M & A Landscape
Speaker: David Lazar, Managing Director, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, A Stifel Company (invited)

8:30am: Positioning the Bank for Success in 2020 and Beyond
Speaker: Ken Johnson, Ken Johnson Consulting

9:30am: How to Tell Your Unique Story – Earning the Media You Deserve
Speaker: Emily Schmidt, Freelance Reporter, CNN & Founder, Speak i2i LLC

11:00am: How to Differentiate and Stay Relevant
Speaker: Jack Salvetti, Principal, S.R. Snodgrass, P.C.



Community Bank Directors, CEOs, and Senior Managers seeking innovative strategies to bring back to their institution.


Attendees of this conference are eligible for 8 hours of CPE. All in attendance may receive a completion certificate for bank records, if requested.


The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center is located just minutes away from Penn State’s University Park Campus. The Penn Stater offers quick and easy shuttle access to everything the University has to offer. The hotel features 300 guest rooms and suites complete with all the amenities you need for a relaxing and productive stay: complimentary Wi-Fi, coffeemakers, flat-screen HDTVs, and king, queen, or double beds. On-site hotel amenities include a lap pool, 24-hour fitness center, two restaurants, complimentary parking, and ample special event space.

Please contact the Penn Stater Central Reservations Department 1-800-233-7505 and Reference the PA Association of Community Bankers Future of Community Banking Conference to receive the group rate.


Enhance your trip to State College by taking in some of the area’s local attractions and activities. From golf to concerts, there’s something fun for people of all ages. The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center is a great place to stay when visiting attractions like the Arboretum at Penn State, Tussey Mountain, and Penn State Golf Courses.

In addition to being one of the top universities in the country, Penn State offers a wealth of attractions for students, locals, and visitors to enjoy. See a live show or sporting event at Bryce Jordan Center, a 15,000-seat arena located in the center of PSU. Observe fine art in The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State, which offers an ever-changing array of exhibitions throughout 11 galleries as well as a print-study room, 150-seat auditorium, and outdoor sculpture garden. Visit the Arboretum at Penn State and walk through its beautiful botanical gardens. Or take in a baseball game at the 5,570-seat Lubrano Park, home of the State College Spikes (MILB).

Grab your golf clubs and hit the greens! Penn State Golf Courses deliver the very best the game has to offer, with the finest in course facilities; an award-winning driving range with four practice putting greens, a bunker area, and 32 artificial driving range stalls; an on-site clubhouse and cafe; and personalized service. The golf courses at Penn State are just over five miles from our hotel.

Movies, live music shows, dance performances, and more await you at The State Theatre, known as the “creative soul of the Centre region arts scene.” This community-owned, nonprofit theater hosts everything from high drama to children’s musicals and rock ‘n’ roll to live broadcasts of the Met, and its only 4.2 miles from our hotel.


Ivan Cilik – Partner, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Ivan Cilik is a partner in Baker Tilly’s audit and accounting services group. Ivan focuses on depository institutions, middle market manufacturing, distribution and technology companies, investment companies, specialty finance and private equity companies, including publicly traded companies. He plans and leads client audits, coordinates engagements, supervises staff and serves as a liaison with clients’ leadership teams.

Ivan has served a number of large and mid-size privately and publicly held financial services companies, including providing extensive advice on accounting and disclosure requirements; led financial statement and internal audit engagements for a wide range of financial services companies, including consumer finance and SEC companies; provided audit, accounting and other professional services in connection with a significant number of merger and acquisition and capital transactions and continues to provide guidance on accounting policies and procedures to improve the operation of the accounting function and strengthen internal controls under COSO and SOX standards.

Keith Clark, Esquire – Chairman, Shumaker Williams, P.C.
Keith A. Clark, Esquire is Chairman of Shumaker Williams, P.C. He joined the Firm in 1969, and has been a shareholder and has managed the Firm since 1972. Mr. Clark is a member of the Corporate and Financial Services Department.

Mr. Clark has been General Counsel to: the Pennsylvania Automotive Recycling Trade Society since 1970; the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers since 1977; the former Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association since 1981; the former Pennsylvania Restaurant Association since 2007; and the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association since 2012.

Mr. Clark has since been employed in financial institution operations and served as outside general counsel for a thrift institution. He has developed and managed office real estate and has provided business consultation to for-profit and non-profit entities. He is a member of the national panel of Commercial Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association.

Mr. Clark concentrates his legal practice in the following areas: business, financial and legal advice to financial institutions; general business and corporate law; commercial real estate; mergers and acquisitions; trade associations; business planning – strategic & long range; governance issues; and government relations and legislative review.

Mr. Clark has lectured to boards of directors, trade associations and businesses on laws affecting the financial services industry, mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, for-profit and non-profit governance, officers’ and directors’ liability, ethics, land development and tax, estate and business planning. He has lectured on banking regulation at Penn State – Harrisburg and on ethical issues through Widener University.

Randy Coneby – Principal, Information Technology Audit, RKL Risk Management
Randy Coneby is a Principal for RKL Risk Management specializing in information technology (IT) audit. He assists banks and other financial institutions with audit risk assessments, financial operational audits, enterprise risk management, business process review and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) 404 compliance.

Prior to joining RKL in 2008, Randy served for five years as Director in charge of all IT audit engagements in the Mid-Atlantic for a regional internal audit and risk management firm. He also performed audits for MBNA America Bank, Bank One, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the United States Postal Service Inspector General Office. He began his professional career as a civilian auditor with the United States Air Force Audit Agency where he performed audits on weapon and financial systems for 10 years.

Randy has authored numerous articles in professional journals such as the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers’ Transactions magazine and the EDP Audit, Control and Security newsletter. He plays a key role in mentoring and training RKL Risk Management staff.

Steve Donahoe, Esquire – Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Steve Donahoe, Esquire focuses his practice on corporate and securities matters, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory matters for financial institutions, including consumer finance, compliance and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau matters. He also regularly advises boards of directors and committees of boards of directors on all aspects of corporate governance.

Mr. Donahoe represents a variety of companies in the financial services industry, including public and private financial institutions, mutual financial institutions, investment banking firms and private investors. He has extensive experience in a wide variety of business transactions involving financial institutions and public companies, including mergers, acquisitions, stock purchases and asset transfers.

Mr. Donahoe also has significant experience representing issuers and underwriters in initial and secondary public securities offerings. In addition, he regularly counsels public companies with respect to their reporting obligations under the federal securities laws and routinely advises clients on the full range of securities regulations applicable to corporations and their officers, directors, and principal shareholders.

Mr. Donahoe has been recognized as a 2014 and 2015 Washington D.C. “Rising Star” in the area of Securities and Corporate Finance by Super Lawyers magazine.

Steve DuPerrieu – Vice President, Channels & Analytics, Computer Services, Inc.
Steve DuPerrieu serves as Vice President, Channels & Analytics for Computer Services, Inc. Steve is an innovative thought leader in banking technology. He has broad experience in the financial services sector involving all aspects of delivering software solutions for banks, including product team leadership, product management methodology, consultative sales, product lifecycle management, system design, application development.

Jeffrey Gerrish, Esquire – Chairman, Gerrish Smith Tuck, PC
Jeffrey Gerrish is Chairman of the Board of Gerrish Smith Tuck Consultants, LLC and Gerrish Smith Tuck, PC, Attorneys. The two firms have assisted over 1,500 community banks in all 50 states across the nation. Mr. Gerrish’s consulting and legal practice places special emphasis on strategic planning for boards of directors and officers, community bank mergers and acquisitions, bank holding company formation and use, acquisition and ownership planning for boards of directors, regulatory matters, including problem banks, memoranda of understanding, cease and desist and consent orders, and compliance issues, defending directors in failed bank situations, capital raising and securities law concerns, ESOPs and other matters of importance to community banks.

He formerly served as Regional Counsel for the Memphis Regional Office of the FDIC with responsibility for all legal matters, including all enforcement actions. Before coming to Memphis, Mr. Gerrish was with the FDIC Liquidation Division in Washington, D.C. where he had nationwide responsibility for litigation against directors of failed banks. He has been directly involved in fair lending, equal credit and fair housing matters, in raising capital for problem financial institutions and in numerous bank merger transactions.

He is a member of the Board of Regents of the Paul W. Barret, Jr. School of Banking. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Maryland and received his law degree from George Washington University’s National Law Center. He is a member of the Maryland, Tennessee and American Bar Associations, was selected as one of “The Best Lawyers in America” 2005 through 2012 and as the Banking Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers Memphis, 2009.

Ken Johnson – Ken Johnson Consulting
Ken Johnson has over 40 years in the financial services industry prior to his years as a speaker and consultant her served as Executive Vice President with Strunk and Associates, L.P., a financial services consulting firm in Houston, Texas. For nine years prior, Ken was with Alex Shcshunoff Management Services; most serving as the Managing Director of the High Performance Peer Group Affiliation Program. Ken’s background in the financial services industry includes consulting, strategic planning, director & executive level education programs, commercial lending, correspondent banking, corporate services & cash management, and technology management.

He has been a member of the faculty of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA as well as the Assembly of Bank Directors sponsored by the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. Ken earned his BBA from the University of Texas at Austin and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at LSU, Bank Leadership Texas, sponsored by the Texas Bankers Association, and the Disney Institute’s programs for Leadership, Creativity, and Innovation.

Robert Kafafian – President and CEO, The Kafafian Group
Robert Kafafian is President and CEO of TKG. For the past 40 years he has consulted with and advised more than 500 financial institutions in over forty states. Instrumental in the design and development of a nationally established bank profitability software product, Bob is recognized as a leader in the performance measurement field of the banking industry. Mr. Kafafian is a frequent writer and speaker on a variety of banking subjects and teaches at numerous banking schools.

His previous positions include: Controller, First National State Bancorporation (now Wells Fargo & Company); Director of Budgeting and Profit Planning, United Jersey Bank (now Bank of America Corporation); Vice President, Bradford Trust Company (now Bank of New York Mellon Corporation); President & CEO, The Q Group, Inc. (merged with Hopper Soliday & Co./Tucker Anthony Sutro Capital Markets); President-Consulting Services and Managing Director-Investment Banking, Tucker Anthony Sutro Capital Markets (now RBC Capital Markets).

Bob received his B.A. in Business/Economics from Moravian College, and his MBA in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is Past President of the Board of Directors of the Association for Management Information in Financial Services (AMIfs), a member of the Financial Managers Society Strategic Issues Council, and is an active Board member of a number of other corporations, professional, community, and academic organizations.

Peter Knight – Vice President, Government Relations, FHLBank Pittsburgh
Peter Knight, who joined FHLBank Pittsburgh in 2002, is responsible for directing the Government Relations Department, developing GR positions and strategies, and leading an outreach program to support the Bank’s public policy purpose. Throughout his career, Peter has worked on financial services issues in Washington’s public policy arena.

After graduating from Yale University, he worked for several members of Congress who served on the House Banking Committee. Following his time on Capitol Hill, Peter held multiple government relations positions with public and private sector companies, including Fannie Mae, the National Association of Mutual Savings Banks, the National Council of Savings Institutions (which became America’s Community Bankers), the Resolution Trust Corporation and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

Peter has worked on many significant financial services laws including the Garn-St Germain Act; the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989; the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and the Dodd-Frank Act.

David Lazar – Managing Director, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, A Stifel Company
David Lazar is a Managing Director for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, A Stifel Company. He joined the firm in connection with Stifel’s acquisition of Ryan Beck in 2007; he joined Ryan Beck in 2005. Prior to joining Ryan Beck, Mr. Lazar founded and managed Boenning & Scattergood’s investment banking group where he specialized in providing financial advisory services to both privately-held and publicly-traded companies. Mr. Lazar joined Boenning & Scattergood in November 2001 when the firm acquired the Industrial and Financial Services Investment Banking groups from Berwind Financial, L.P. Mr. Lazar served as Co-Head of Berwind’s investment bank and was a member of the company’s Management and Opinion Committees. Prior to Berwind, Mr. Lazar was President of Ryan Beck & Co/Mid-Atlantic, specializing in financial services industry.

Mr. Lazar received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his masters degree from The College of William and Mary. He serves currently a Trustee and Vice Chairman of the Board of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia.

Jonathan Nguyen-Duy – Vice president, Strategic Programs, Fortinet
Jonathan Nguyen-Duy is vice president, strategic programs at Fortinet, where he focuses on emerging technologies and key partnerships. He has unique global government and commercial experience with a deep understanding of threats, technology, compliance and business issues. Previously, Nguyen-Duy was Security CTO at Verizon Global Security Services. Before joining Verizon, he served with the U.S. Foreign Service, gaining more than 15 years of security and BCDR/COOP experience around the world.

Nguyen-Duy holds a BA in International Economics and an MBA in IT Marketing and International Business from the George Washington University.

Jack Salvetti – Principal, S.R. Snodgrass
Jack R. Salvetti, Principal at S.R. Snodgrass assists banks throughout the United States by formulating successful strategies, improving financial performance, and implementing dynamic enterprise risk management frameworks. Jack is a frequent speaker, writer, and instructor at bank management schools and bank director programs.

Emily Schmidt – Freelance Reporter, CNN & Founder, Speak i2i LLC
Emily Schmidt is a 12-time Edward. R. Murrow-winning journalist and communications consultant who practices and teaches smart storytelling. As an on-air correspondent, her work has appeared on networks including: CNN, ABC, NBC, Bloomberg and hundreds of news outlets around the world. As a coach, she assists clients to effectively develop and deliver their corporate stories as they navigate today’s complex and evolving communications environment. In addition, she has developed crisis communications strategies for international and corporate clients.

Her career has taken her from a one-night sports anchor job she won when she was just fifteen years old, to Wisconsin, Iowa, Maryland, and now a decade spent in Washington, DC covering politics in the nation’s capital. She has won a multiple Emmy and journalism awards, including ones for best reporter and best writer, and is a proud University of Missouri alum, where she majored in journalism, minored in political science, and graduated summa cum laude.

She loves Washington baseball, Florida beaches, and the Iowa farm where she grew up– in a state that prides itself on the caucuses which launch some presidential hopefuls’ campaigns and sink others. It’s where she learned that messages matter, and it’s a lesson that shapes every story she tells.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Include a sponsorship for the 2017 PACB Future of Community Banking Conference as a part of your marketing strategy! PACB Sponsorship is an economical way to be in front of the decision-makers in Pennsylvania’s Community Banking Market!

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