Spring Compliance Update Seminar @ Greensboro - High Point Marriott
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm

Registration: $400 (Early Bird – 4/11) / $450 (Regular – after 4/11)

To View the Agenda, Please Click HERE.

Click HERE to Register 

Patti’s coming back to town to help guide us through the murky waters of compliance updates. You and your compliance team won’t want to miss this informative session! Confirmed topics include:

  • HMDA Update
  • CRA Changes Update
  • CFPB Prepaid Accounts Rule Changes
  • Flood Insurance Program Updates
  • Deposits Regulatory Update
  • Enforcement Action Environment
  • OCC Semi-Annual Risk Perspective
  • FTC Annual Privacy & Security Update


Patti Blenden

Patti Blenden is a dynamic speaker and leader with strong, intuitive management skills, and a deep conviction that “excellence is not optional.” She has extensive experience in working with financial institutions, bank data processors and governmental agencies. Patti has more than 35 years of experience in the financial industry as an entrepreneur and financial institution executive. She is a Certified Public Accountant, skilled regulatory compliance consultant, bank operations specialist, system automation designer and an enthusiastic regulatory compliance instructor who believes in providing real-world solutions ready for immediate implementation.

Patti founded Financial Solutions in 1990 to offer financial institutions complete, cost-effective regulatory compliance solutions, thereby eliminating an institution’s need to rush to increase overhead. The company specializes in providing regulatory compliance assistance for financial institutions through policies, programs, on-site compliance reviews and customized training.

The NCBA has secured a discounted room rate of $139/night at the Greensboro – High Point Marriott. To secure this rate, please call the hotel directly at 336.852.6450 and ask for the NC Bankers rate for the nights of April 24 & 25. The deadline to secure this rate is April 3. Please note that attendees are responsible for securing their own hotel reservations.

American Mortgage Conference @ Pinehurst Resort
Apr 30 – May 2 all-day

Save the date for the 2018 American Mortgage Conference at the Pinehurst Resort. To view program information and to register for the program, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Early Bird Delegate Registration Fee (until April 16): $525

Regular Delegate Registration Fee (after April 16): $625

Early Bird Exhibit Fee (until April 16): $1,100

Regular Exhibit Fee (after April 16): $1,250


For sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to Grace Sampson at

2018 Bank Attorney Forum
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:45 pm

CLICK HERE to view the agenda, find hotel information and register to attend the conference.

Location: Sheraton Imperial Hotel RTP
4700 Emperor Blvd – Durham

Registration Fees:

Early Bird Delegate Registration (until 5/2): $325

Regular Delegate Registration (after 5/2): $375

**Registration fees are non-refundable for any reason after 2/20/218**

We have applied to receive CLE credit for this program. For questions regarding the Forum, please contact Brianna Reeder at

Lunch and Learn: Emerging Cyber Challenges for Banks – Threat Evolution, Regulatory Compliance and Government Privacy Laws @ Greensboro - High Point Marriott
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


This lunch and learn is being presented by @RISK Technologies, and is designed to conduct a common sense explanation of how banks can defend and excel in designing and deploying a cost-effective and advanced cyber security posture while achieving a continuous and measurable risk management to not just baseline compliance requirements, but to exceed them.

Bank executives and their staff not only have to contend with state and federal financial regulatory agencies, but these agencies continuously issue new cyber security standards and guidelines. Unfortunately, these regulations aren’t sufficient to protect institutions from cyber-attacks, and are bewildered by the cluttered landscape of cyber security regulations, buzzwords, best practices and “best in class” technology promises.

In this discussion, speaker Sean O’Brien will talk about how to create a quorum with the technologies banks own, and how to build technology, or a network consensus, to defend banks from the dark web, social engineering, insider threats and advanced malware.

Don’t miss this informative lunch and learn!



Sean O’Brien – CEO, @RISK Technologies

Sean’s passion for combating cyber threats comes from his background as a former Army Officer, where the concepts of Asymmetric thinking were instilled in him. With a strong mathematics and engineering background, he was known during his military career as an out-of-the-box thinker who questioned conventional thinking and contributed to modifying doctrine. After Sean’s Army Officer career he spent time supporting the DOD and Intelligence community in various roles at IBM that leveraged his technical approaches and desire to combat global threats. In his personal quest to create automated insight for combating the global war on terror, Sean worked to leverage IBM’s machine learning technology to help the DOD take advantage of the opportunities presented by adversary actions and decisions.

After leaving IBM, Sean founded tYaData Solutions. While supporting the United States Special Operations Community, Global Combatant Commands, the USMC, the US Army, and other strategic intelligence organizations, YaData went beyond the concept of data sharing and correlation. The company delivered analytic platforms that integrated human lessons learned from complex combat operations. After selling the YaData, Sean and his team’s vision expanded and @RISK Technologies was created.  Today, @RISK Technologies focuses on democratizing analytics, and their charter is to transform conventional cyber approaches that rely on non-collaborative appliances into delivering Artificial Intelligence Quorums where Network Consensus exploits opportunities created by a cyber adversary’s decision making process.


Marlene Brehm – Vice President of Outreach, @RISK Technologies

Marlene Brehm brings energy, excitement and a unique perspective that is not traditionally associated with information technology, cyber technology, and artificial intelligence. She is not new to many of trade concepts and regulatory issues with her past experience as a Regional Vice President in the Energy and Telecommunications sector. Since joining @RISK Technologies, she has transformed the company to a 51% woman majority workforce while spear heading its outreach efforts in an emerging Cyber A.I. technology sector.

122nd Annual Convention @ The Cloister
Jun 3 – Jun 6 all-day

Our 122nd Annual Convention will be held June 3-6 at The Cloister in Sea Island, Georgia. CLICK HERE to register, access the agenda, make hotel reservations or find more information.

Early-Bird Registration Fees:  

Delegate- $675



Child (6 & under)- Free

Child (7-17)- $125

Child/Guest (18+)-$250

Regular registration fees will go into effect May 21st. It will be an additional $100 for delegates and exhibitors.

Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Grace Sampson at for more information on sponsorship.