Opening Keynote Speaker

Paul VitaleEnergize the Enthusiasm that Exists Within
Paul Vitale
Matt Birk & Company

8:30-9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 13

Being able to define enthusiasm, determine where your particular passions lie and what can be done to make those passions shine are keys to maintaining enthusiasm. Life can be chaotic, and it is easy to feel beaten down at times. This dynamic presentation reinforces the importance of genuine enthusiasm for everyday life. Paul Vitale illustrates what an optimistic state of mind can and will do for one’s work ethic while providing concrete examples of morale-boosting ideas. The information from this session emphasizes the importance of efficiency, a positive attitude and a passion toward life, providing attendees with an incredible advantage in today’s competitive world.

About Paul

As one of America’s most sought-out speakers, Paul Vitale’s unique combination of excitement, energy and experience encourages and motivates others. For more than two decades, Vitale has influenced individuals and organizations as he imparts an understanding of the leadership and determination required to excel. Through his keynote presentations, Vitale helps companies and organizations build strong teams and increase productivity. He speaks worldwide about the significance of optimism, a strong work ethic and concepts vital to personal
and professional growth.

The president of Matt Birk and Company, Vitale served for 22 years as CEO and founder of Vital Communications Inc. He has written the best-sellers Are You Puzzled by the Puzzle of Life?, Sell With Confidence, Pass It On and Discover the Now. He has also written several curriculums in use across the nation and recorded Live Life Like You Mean It. Vitale has been featured on NBC, ABC, FOX and the Minnesota Vikings Entertainment Network, and he is a regular guest on talk shows sharing his insight and life strategies. Vitale’s expertise, enthusiasm and ability to encourage people to exceed their potential have been described by his audiences as extraordinary.

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Closing Keynote Speaker

Mitch Holthus, The Voice of the Kansas City Chiefs

Navigating For Success at the “C” Level
Mitch Holthus
Voice of the Kansas City Chiefs

10:45-11:45 a.m. Friday, June 14

Mitch Holthus explores what makes companies, communities, teams and individuals succeed in the current climate and how using these measures will bring a new level of success to your organization.

About Mitch

Since 1994, Mitch Holthus has been the “Voice of the Kansas City Chiefs” — the longest tenured play-by-play “voice” in franchise history. He hosts the “Minute With Mitch” television series that is seen and heard in five states and the “Chiefs Insider” television show. Following the NFL season, Holthus is a television play-by-play talent for selected college basketball games.

Holthus’ talents have been featured on ESPN, FOX and other national outlets. He is the No. 1 announcer for the Missouri Valley Conference. In 2007, he received the prestigious John Sanders Spirit of the Valley Award. For 13 years, Holthus was the play-by-play voice of the Kansas State Wildcats of the Big 12 Conference. He has been named Kansas Sportscaster of the Year eight times and the top play-by-play sportscaster in Kansas nine times by the Kansas Association Broadcasters. In 1996, he was awarded the Hod Humiston Award of Excellence in Kansas Sportscasting. Because of these achievements, Holthus is the youngest sportscaster in Kansas’ history to receive every major sportscasting award. Holthus also was the sales manager of the Wildcat Sports Network for 10 years. He currently owns his own company that features talent, marketing and motivational services.

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General Session Speakers

Jeff Bush, The Washington Update

Washington Update: An Overview of the Political Environment, Prospective Legislation and Strategies for Investment and Retirement Planning
Jeff Bush
The Washington Update

10-11 a.m. Thursday, June 13

A new Congress convened in this year, returning split government to Washington, D.C. The new Democratic-led House has held aggressive oversight hearings into the Trump administration’s policies. At the same time, the administration continued to assert its regulatory authority in a number of areas, including expanding and increasing tariffs on imports, reducing the scope and effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act, imposing and enforcing new immigration restrictions, reducing the availability of Medicaid and other safety net programs and rolling back industry-specific regulations. In addition, the SEC has proposed new “broker conduct” regulations while the DOL is considering another look at its previous proposal. Jeff Bush provides an overview of current activities in our nation’s capital and what may happen as the focus shifts to the 2020 elections.

About Jeff

Jeff Bush is known for his unique ability to translate complicated financial information coming out of Washington, D.C., into winning growth strategies for business owners, executives and high-net worth investors. He is a colleague of Andy Friedman and an integral part of The Washington Update, the nonpartisan experts on all things Washington, D.C.

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Jon ElsassHow Will You Remain Independent?
Jon Elsass
Performance Trust Capital Partners, LLC

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13

As the banking industry continues to deal with a wave of consolidation, regulatory pressures have lightened, there is an increased level of loan opportunities, and the new tax legislation has given banks more confidence. New opportunities unearth new questions as to which opportunity is best to pursue. How do you know which path to choose? Will you remain independent, acquire another bank or choose to sell? Jon Elsass will delve into the strategies that any bank can employ on the balance sheet, whichever path they choose.

About Jon

Jonathon Elsass joined the Performance Trust Companies in 2008. His primary focus is helping management teams and boards of directors increase stakeholder value through the finance function of the institution. His primary areas of expertise are balance sheet optimization, investment portfolio management and board level strategic education. He has profound respect for the role of the community financial institution in the United States and aims to aid these institutions in performing at the highest level.

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Bill Boyan, Sandler O'Neill + PartnersSteve Glassgold, Sandler + O'Neill Partners

What to Expect in 2019 Bank M&A and Capital Raising
Bill Boyan and Steve Glassgold
Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P.

2-3 p.m. Thursday, June 13

Bill Boyan and Steve Glassgold will review capital raising, including subordinated debt and common equity and M&A transactions in 2018. They also will discuss the landscape for 2019, including the impact that rising interest rates are having on deposit costs, deposit growth, net interest margins and bank stock valuations. Banking is experiencing turbulent times coupled with the fear of a potential recession. They will discuss what to expect in 2019 for banks in Missouri.

About Bill

William Boyan III is a managing director in the Investment Banking Group of Sandler O’Neill + Partners L.P., where he advises financial institutions. Boyan has been providing strategic advice to a variety of financial companies for approximately 27 years. He has been one of the most active advisors to companies involved in buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions, mergers-ofequals, divestitures, government-assisted transactions, and debt and equity capital raising projects.

About Steve

Stephen C. Glassgold is a principal of Sandler O’Neill + Partners L.P., where he works with senior management teams of U.S. financial institutions to develop detailed balance sheet programs tailored to overall corporate planning and strategic goals. Glassgold also assists banks in capital raising and mergers and acquisitions. During the past few years, he has advised on a number of deals, including Reliance Bancshares in its merger with Simmons First National Corporation, Enterprise Financial Services Corp in its acquisition of Jefferson County Bancshares, Pulaski Financial Corp. in its merger with First Busey Corporation and Merchants Bancorp on their initial public offering.

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Laurie Stewart, Chairman-Elect, American Bankers AssociationAmerican Bankers Association Update
Laurie Stewart
Chairman-Elect, American Bankers Association
President & CEO, Sound Financial Bancorp, Seattle

8:30-9 a.m. Friday, June 14

About Laurie

Laurie Stewart is president and CEO of Sound Community Bank in Seattle. She joined the $663 million-asset bank, originally chartered as a credit union, in 1989 and led the conversion of the organization from a $38 million dollar credit union to a $715 million publicly traded commercial bank. Recognized by American Banker as one of the Most Powerful Women in Banking in 2011, 2015, 2017 and once again in 2018, she served as chair of the board of directors of the Washington Bankers Association. Laurie was one of 14 bankers selected to serve on the inaugural FDIC Community Bank Advisory Board. She also was appointed to the initial CFPB Community Banker’s Advisory Board.

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Missouri State Treasurer Scott FitzpatrickAn Update from Missouri State Treasurer
Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick

9:15-9:45 a.m. Friday, June 13

Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick will give an overview of his office’s core operations and discuss his latest initiatives.

About Treasurer Fitzpatrick

Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick was sworn in as Missouri’s 47th treasurer Jan. 14, 2019. As treasurer, Fitzpatrick promotes government transparency and efficiency. His record as chairman of the Missouri House Budget Committee reflects his commitment to fiscally conservative values, as well as his support for small businesses and Missouri families. Fitzpatrick was first elected as a state representative in 2012 at the age of 25 to represent Barry and portions of Stone and Lawrence counties. He served as chairman of the House Budget Committee in 2017 and 2018. Under his conservative leadership, the state’s budget surplus nearly tripled to almost $500 million while Missouri schools were fully funded for the first time in nearly a decade.

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Zane Gilmer, Stinson Leonard StreetMarijuana and Banking: Legal Environment & Considerations
Zane Gilmer
Stinson Leonard Street

9:45-10:45 a.m. Friday, June 14

About Zane

Zane Gilmer represents companies and individuals in high stakes litigation in courts and arbitration forums across the country. Gilmer has significant experience litigating business and investment disputes concerning allegations of fraud, mismanagement, minority oppression and derivative claims. He also represents financial institutions in customer and vendor disputes, consumer class actions, state and federal regulatory actions and provides regulatory compliance advice concerning a wide variety of topics. Gilmer also counsels
clients on the vast and ever-changing legal and regulatory issues concerning engaging in business with state-licensed cannabis entities.

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