Apr
29
Wed
NOW VIRTUAL: VeriLeaf Hemp Forum @ Virtual - Link Will Be Sent in Advance
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Due to COVID-19, this training will now be virtual.

A link with login information will be sent to attendees prior to the start of the program.


PROGRAM INFORMATION

We are proud to be partnering with VeriLeaf on this Forum! This program will cover:

  • Hemp: What’s the Opportunity – Why are these businesses such an attractive option for institutions? This session will answer that question and more. Join a FinTech expert and the COO of a North Carolina bank launching a national hemp program as they review the evolution of industrial hemp, including an analysis into their potential deposit volumes and earnings potential.

 

  • An Update on the Dynamic Legal Landscape – Join an attorney with an expertise in cannabis to navigate through the current status of federal, state and tribal laws relevant to the production, processing, manufacturing and sale of hemp-related products.

 

  • Managing the Risks of Banking Hemp – This interactive discussion will be led by a former OCC examiner, and will include practical tips for onboarding and ongoing due diligence, as well as big-picture guidance for updating your BSA program. This session will include insight into current federal and state banking guidance specific to hemp.

 

  • Profile of a Hemp Customer – Let a real-life hemp entrepreneur take you through the daily life of operating a hemp business. This interactive discussion will provide insight into how to best serve these businesses, and how to ascertain the business is on the up-and-up.

 

  • Panel Q&A – All speakers will be available to answer and discuss audience questions.

 

SPEAKER INFORMATION

Jessica Caballero, CERP, CRCM – Head of Compliance & Strategy, VeriLeaf

Jessica Caballero began her career as an examiner for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). After leaving the agency, she worked as both a banker and a consultant focused mainly on compliance and risk management in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis. Jessica joined the RegTech space in 2015, working in various roles as a subject matter expert at a large company. Jessica assisted RegTech vendors in create technology solutions which addressed the evolving needs of the financial industry. Jessica is now the Head of Compliance & Strategy for VeriLeaf, a RegTech company focused on bringing efficiencies and automation to cannabis and hemp banking. She is passionate about helping community financial institutions accurately interpret regulation and guidance through web-trainings, whitepapers, workshops and conferences. Jessica earned her bachelor’s degree in business economics from Texas State University in 2008, and has achieved the Certified Enterprise Risk Professional (CERP) and Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) designations from the American Bankers Association.

 

Justin Fischer – CEO & Co-Founder, VeriLeaf

Justin Fischer has over 20 years of financial technology experience, with a heavy focus on community financial institutions and user experience. Before VeriLeaf, Justin was the founder and principal consultant of Launchy Consulting, which provided MSB and scale consulting to start-ups and financial institutions around the country. Launchy also worked with VC and PE groups for buy-side reviews of emerging technology companies.

Previous to Launchy, Justin served as the CEO and CPO for Student Loan Genius (SLG), a Prudential Financial-backed company with clients such as Voya, John Hancock, and New York Life. Prior to SLG, he served in various executive roles with Q2ebanking, including Senior Vice President of Operations, in the approach to their hugely successful IPO in 2014. Before Q2, Justin worked in the enterprise banking and international payments company S1, where he led senior development teams providing FinTech solutions for large financial institutions and payments processing. Justin was also the co-founder and CTO of CoreTrac, Inc., who developed some of the first CFI CRM and marketing solution software, and was later acquired by Aptean.

 

Oz Hackett – President & CEO, Open Book Extracts

Oz is a new venture formation and capitalization expert with multiple start-ups built and exited. He is a strategic CFO and GC with deep fundraising (equity and debt) and regulatory experience. He is a graduate of Georgetown and Harvard Law.

 

 

 

Melissa Marshal – EVP & COO, West Town Bank & Trust

Melissa is the current Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for West Town Bank & Trust and West Town Bancorp, overseeing Banking Operations, HR Compliance and IT.  She also serves on the ALCO, IT, Compliance and HR Committees of the Bank and previously served as the Bank’s Information Security Officer. Ms. Marsal previously served as the Bank’s Chief Marketing Officer overseeing Sales and Marketing prior to her transition to COO. Melissa graduated from East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina in 1992 and was one of the original organizers and founders of Albemarle Bank & Trust assisting in the organizing of the proposed de novo that is now West Town Bank & Trust.

 

Tyler Russell – Attorney, Ward and Smith

Tyler is passionate about the hemp and cannabidiol (“CBD”) industries, their products, and their people. He co-chairs the firm’s Hemp Law practice group, and he represents clients in all aspects of the hemp and CBD industries – both in North Carolina and beyond. His clients include farmers and growers, processors, extractors, product manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, and retailers. He also assists clients who are involved in the industry but do not directly “touch the plant” – including brokers, consultants, marketing agencies, lenders and financial institutions, and other suppliers and vendors.

In his hemp and CBD practice, Tyler regularly provides advice and counsel to his clients on Federal, state, and local legal and regulatory compliance matters, and he regularly represents clients in all types of agribusiness, transactional, and corporate deals and agreements within the industry. He is also actively engaged in state-level lobbying and public activism efforts in support of the industry, its companies, and their products. The hemp and CBD industries are unique, and Tyler and the firm’s Hemp Law team are committed to helping the people and businesses within them.

May
27
Wed
2020 Spring Compliance Update Seminar @ Greensboro - High Point Marriott
May 27 – May 28 all-day

Full Program Registration: $495 (Early Bird – 5/13) / $545 (Regular – After 5/13)
Individual Day Registration: $350 (Early Bird – 5/13) / $400 (Regular – After 5/13)
**Please note that attendees cannot split a registration for the full program between two registrants. Each delegate must complete their own registration in order to attend this program.

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Day 1 of this program will feature general compliance updates, while Day 2 will dive deep into HMDA updates!

Confirmed topics will include:

  • Handling Issues Related to the “Pandemic Pause”
  • Regulation CC Changes Effective July 2020
  • TRID Construction Loans
  • CRA Modernization Update
  • Recent Enforcement Actions
    • Regulation E Dispute Handling
    • Flood Insurance Timely Force Placement in the Right Amount
    • BSA Culture of Compliance
  • HMDA Updates (Day 2 Only)

 

SPEAKER INFORMATION

Patti Joyner – Financial Solutions

Patti Joyner 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.

 

LODGING INFORMATION

The NCBA has secured a discounted rate of $139/night at the Greensboro – High Point Marriott. To reserve a room at this rate, use the link below. Please note that attendees are responsible for securing their reservations.

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Jun
2
Tue
Business Continuity Workshop: Uncovering Unknown Risks and How to Test for Them @ North Carolina Bankers Association
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Banks aren’t just responsible for their own business continuity plans – they must also ensure that critical vendors have properly drafted, executed and tested plans. Is your bank properly addressing the connection and overlap of vendor management and business continuity planning? Have you tested this connection yet?

At this workshop, attendees will learn how best to:

  • Assess and break down silos between departments handling vendor management and business continuity planning
  • Manage third-party vendors via risk assessment, cybersecurity threats, vendor due diligence, monitoring and contract structuring
  • Identify critical vendors and key contract provisions
  • Structure a tabletop exercise of plans to exercise third-party service provider risk
  • Communicate essential information during and after a business disaster

In addition, registrants will participate in a tabletop exercise to learn best practices for organizing, preparing for and conducting an effective tabletop test of a BCP plan to include third-party service provider considerations.

Workshop attendees will also receive a corresponding whitepaper, which will provide additional details on the program information covered.

 

SPEAKER INFORMATION

Michael Carpenter – Vice President of Risk Management, Ncontracts

Mr. Carpenter comes to Ncontracts as a Solutions Architect after having built solid expertise in all facets of risk management throughout his 20-year career. He has built and run programs such as Board of Director training/reporting, BSA/AML, ID theft and red flags, information security, compliance management system, and more – making him an indispensable resource in helping bankers understand the need for third-party and risk management. Mr. Carpenter has worked in both small community financial institutions as well as larger institutions such as KeyBank and Chase Bank.

 

Paul Viancourt – Vice President & Solutions Architect, Ncontracts

Paul Viancourt focuses on assisting financial institutions in quantifying their risk profile and mitigating the associated risks. He has 20 years of banking experience, with diverse specialties including regulatory compliance, BSA, fraud, audit, enterprise risk management, and information security. Mr. Viancourt has worked in institutions ranging in size from $100 million to over $40 billion in assets, thus understanding the unique challenges that the size of an organization with regard to risk and compliance. He is currently a doctoral candidate pursuing a terminal degree in business administration.  He holds a master’s degree in Economic Crime Management, and is certified as an anti-money laundering specialist, fraud examiner, internal auditor, and regulatory compliance manager.

 

LODGING INFORMATION

The NCBA has secured a discounted rate of $189/night for our attendees at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley. To secure this discounted rate, please use the link below. To secure a room through the hotel’s website, please use corporate code T1954.

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In addition, the NCBA also has a corporate rate at the Raleigh North Hills Hilton, which is $182/night. To secure this discounted rate, please use the link below.

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Jun
4
Thu
LIBOR Lunch and Learn @ North Carolina Bankers Association
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

PROGRAM INFORMATION

We are proud to be partnering with Arnold & Porter on this Lunch and Learn!

As regulators, financial institutions and other market participants worldwide prepare to transition away from LIBOR by the end of 2021, affected entities have already begun to implement their internal transition processes. In this presentation, Arnold & Porter attorneys Arturo Caraballo, Gregory Harrington and Charles Yi will discuss the LIBOR transition and what financial institutions are doing to prepare for this market-shifting event.

Topics will include:

  • An introduction to LIBOR, its importance and its (likely) end
  • How regulators and trade associations are preparing
  • Differences between LIBOR and other proposed benchmark options, including SOFR
  • LIBOR transition challenges
  • Approaches for modifying existing contracts and drafting new contractual language
  • Next steps

 

SPEAKER INFORMATION

Arturo Caraballo – Counsel, Arnold & Porter

Arturo Caraballo has extensive experience representing clients in a broad range of international financial transactions, with an emphasis on Latin America.

Mr. Caraballo has advised foreign and domestic, sovereign and private sector clients on hundreds of complex transactions throughout Latin America. The transactions on which he has advised clients include capital markets offerings and liability management operations; bilateral and syndicated loans; debt restructurings; project and structured financings; export and multilateral credits; investment management agreements; and swap and derivative transactions.

Mr. Caraballo first joined the firm in 1997 and spent nearly a decade in the firm’s Corporate and Securities practice. Before returning in 2015, he served as President and General Counsel of Veris Consulting, Inc. where he managed a wide range of contractual, corporate, litigation and risk management matters for the accounting and financial management consulting firm and oversaw the firm’s day-to-day operations.

Mr. Caraballo graduated from Tulane Law School and has served on the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia. He is fluent in Spanish.

 

Gregory Harrington – Partner, Arnold & Porter

Gregory Harrington has extensive experience in major international financial transactions in Latin America, particularly in the area of capital markets and banking. Mr. Harrington’s practice includes corporate and project finance, including equity and debt securities sold pursuant to US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registration, Rule 144A or Regulation S; and listings on the New York, London, Luxembourg, and Irish Stock Exchanges; Securities Act, Securities Exchange Act, and Investment Company Act compliance; and advising sponsors and lenders in connection with project finance transactions.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Harrington was a partner at another international law firm based in São Paulo, having previously practiced in Madrid, New York, and Washington, DC. Prior to attending law school, he was a lending officer at Chemical Bank (now JPMorgan Chase Bank) in New York, including participating on the creditors committee for the renegotiation of the Republic of Colombia’s international debt obligations.

 

Charles Yi – Partner, Arnold & Porter

Charles Yi brings to his practice a deep understanding of the financial services and legislative sectors, having served as General Counsel of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) from 2015 to 2019. In that role, he was involved in major banking policy initiatives and legislation as well as the implementation of related rulemaking. Mr. Yi also had supervisory responsibility over FDIC enforcement and litigation activity. In addition, he served on the FDIC’s fintech steering committee, and established a fintech working group within the Legal Division. As FDIC General Counsel, Mr. Yi served as Chairman of the Legal Advisory Group of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) and as a government member of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS).

Mr. Yi’s experiences on Capitol Hill include serving as staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs responsible for all issues under the committee’s jurisdiction (including banking, securities, insurance, and housing finance); chief counsel and deputy staff director of the Senate Banking Committee; and counsel for the Committee on Financial Services of the US House of Representatives. He also served as deputy assistant secretary for banking and finance at the US Treasury Department.

While at the House Financial Services Committee, Mr. Yi worked on banking and insurance issues and participated in the creation of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) during the height of the financial crisis. And during his tenure at the Senate Banking Committee and the Treasury, he was instrumental in the creation and implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act.

While serving as senior staff on the Senate Banking Committee, Mr. Yi led the reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA), Ex-Im Bank, and the National Flood Insurance Program, and helped to draft and shepherd the passage of the Credit CARD Act.

Jul
8
Wed
Webinar Release: Compliance with Unclaimed Property Regulations
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am

Registration Will Open on May 1.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

This webinar will be recorded and distributed to registered attendees on July 8. Attendees will be able to download the program in it’s entirety, the link will never expire and there are no limitations on how many times the program is viewed. Speaker contact information will be provided, should registrants have any follow-up questions.

The North Carolina Department of State Treasurer Unclaimed Property Division (UPD) is committed to assisting businesses and organizations, referred to as “holders,” in understanding and becoming compliant with the state’s unclaimed property requirements. Most organizations have unclaimed property as a result of normal business operations.

The purpose of UPD’s presentation, “Compliance with Unclaimed Property Regulations,” is to provide holders with the information and tools needed to successfully report their unclaimed property.  The presentation will show how to Identify property, locate property owners, prepare reports and submit reports. In addition, it will provide a brief history of UPD, detail NC’s four-step reporting process, and communicate helpful tips and resources.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Definition of unclaimed property
  • Types of unclaimed property
  • Returning unclaimed property to the rightful owners
  • Purpose of the Unclaimed Property Act
  • Four-step process in reporting unclaimed property
  • NC Bankers specific unclaimed property types and dormancies
  • Voluntary Disclosure Program
  • Record retention
  • Suggestions to prevent unclaimed property
  • Reporting resources

 

SPEAKER INFORMATION

Natasha Bostick-Drake – Compliance Auditor, Unclaimed Property Division

Natasha Bostick-Drake is a Compliance Auditor for the Unclaimed Property Division. Natasha performs unclaimed property compliance reviews and desk audits of organizations/businesses to ensure compliance with NC Unclaimed Property laws.  She joined the Unclaimed Property Division in 2019. Before joining the UPD, Natasha worked at New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she was responsible for revenue capture and auditing of clinical services and procedures.

 

 

Pacis Regina – Compliance Auditor, Unclaimed Property Division

Pacis Regina is a Compliance Auditor for the Unclaimed Property Division. Her role is to educate holders regarding NC Unclaimed Property laws and to assist them with identifying and reporting unclaimed property in order to return it to the rightful owners. Pacis joined the Unclaimed Property Division in 2014.

Sep
10
Thu
2020 FDIC Risk Management Seminar @ Greensboro - High Point Marriott
Sep 10 all-day

Registration Will Open on July 1.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

We are partnering with FDIC on this seminar. Please check later for specific program details!

 

SPEAKER INFORMATION

Please check back later for speaker details.

 

LODGING INFORMATION

The NCBA has secured a discounted rate of $138/night for our attendees at the Greensboro – High Point Marriott for the night of September 9. To secure this discounted rate, please use the link below. Please note that attendees are responsible for securing their hotel reservations.

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Sep
30
Wed
2020 Fall Compliance Update Seminar @ TBD
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – Oct 1 @ 12:30 pm

Registration will open on July 1.

Time: Day 1, 9 am – 5 pm
Day 2, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Patti’s coming back to town to help guide us through the murky waters of compliance updates. Stay tuned for specific details!

 

SPEAKER INFORMATION

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.

 

LODGING INFORMATION

We have secured a discounted rate of $179/night at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree. To secure your discounted rate, please use the link below. Please note that attendees are responsible for making their reservations.

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Nov
16
Mon
2020 Regulatory Compliance School @ Sheraton Imperial Hotel
Nov 16 – Nov 19 all-day

Registration will open on September 1.

REGISTRATION RATES

Full Program, 11/16 – 11/19: $1,375 (Early Bird – 11/2) / $1,425 (Regular – after 11/2)
Deposits Module Only, 11/16: $475 (Early Bird – 11/2) / $525 (Regular – after 11/2)
Lending Module Only, 11/17 – 11/18: $1,125 (Early Bird – 11/2) / $1,175 (Regular – after 11/2)

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Complying with federal banking regulations is a demanding, time consuming, and expensive task; therefore, a thorough understanding of the various laws and regulations governing your operations is essential in today’s environment.

The Regulatory Compliance School helps financial institutions meet the compliance challenge by providing intensive training on the various regulatory requirements. Designed for personnel who monitor or manage your institution’s compliance, the Compliance School provides the most effective training available anywhere today. The Compliance School curriculum includes all major federal regulations covered in an on-site compliance examinations by federal regulatory agencies.

Registrants may opt to attend either the Deposits or the Lending Module, or can sign up to attend the full program.

SPEAKER INFORMATION

Teri Laudano will be leading the Lending Module, and is a Senior Consultant at ProBank Austin.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Laudano served in the banking industry in the St. Louis Metropolitan and Lincoln County areas since 1982.  She has nearly 30 years as a bank officer and manager of centralized loan administration departments with experience training consumer and commercial compliance, banking laws and regulations. As a Senior Consultant, Ms. Laudano presents PBS seminars and provides consulting services on regulatory compliance topics with emphasis on lending operations.

 

Natalie Straus, CRCM will be leading the Deposits Module, and is a Vice President at ProBank Austin. Ms. Straus received her undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia and her law degree from American University, Washington College of Law in Washington, DC. As a PBS consultant, Mrs. Straus provides consulting services in compliance with an emphasis on deposit operations and issues. She performs consumer compliance and fair lending reviews as well as HMDA data integrity reviews for clients of varying degrees of size and complexity. Additionally, she assisted one of PBS’s largest clients in the implementation of an enhanced home equity quality assurance program.

 

LODGING INFORMATION

The NCBA has secured a discounted rate at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel at $189/night. Please use the link below to book your room. Please note that attendees are responsible for their hotel reservations.

 

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Nov
18
Wed
2020 Regulatory Compliance School: Alumni Update @ Sheraton Imperial Hotel
Nov 18 all-day

Registration will open on September 1.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Complying with federal banking regulations is a demanding, time consuming, and expensive task; therefore, a thorough understanding of the various laws and regulations governing your operations is essential in today’s environment.

The Regulatory Compliance School helps financial institutions meet the compliance challenge by providing intensive training on the various regulatory requirements. Designed for personnel who monitor or manage your institution’s compliance, the Compliance School provides the most effective training available anywhere today. The Compliance School curriculum includes all major federal regulations covered in an on-site compliance examinations by federal regulatory agencies.

The Alumni Update will be conducted by Anetria Connell from ProBank Austin. This special alumni session will only be open to those who have completed either module of the Regulatory Compliance School in the past. Participants will receive an updated version of the manual that was provided to them during Compliance School, and will review the updated manual to discuss recent developments and common problems.

Specific topics will include:

  • Regulation Z
  • RESPA
  • Equal Credit Opportunity Act
  • Fair Housing Act
  • Unfair, Deceptive, Abusive Acts or Practices (UDAAP)
  • Flood Disaster Prevention Act
  • Homeowners Protection Act ~ PMI
  • Homeownership Counseling, SCRA
  • HMDA

SPEAKER INFORMATION

Anetria Connell is a Vice President at ProBank Austin. Prior to joining the firm, she served as legal counsel to the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions which regulates depository, non-depository, and securities entities.  Her primary responsibility at the Department was the Dodd-Frank Act, whereby she assessed its effect on federal and state law and provided information and training to examiners and staff. In addition to her regulatory experience, Ms. Connell practiced business, real estate, and banking law. She graduated from The George Washington University Law school in 2004 with honors, and is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Kentucky.

LODGING INFORMATION

The NCBA has secured a discounted rate of $189/night for our attendees at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel. The reservation link will be made available to attendees at a later date. Please note that attendees are responsible for securing their hotel reservations.

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