What is Qwoted?

Qwoted is a free expert network: we help reporters connect with experts & we help those same experts build relationships with top reporters.

Event Date Sun Oct 17 EDT - Tue Oct 19 EDT (about 15 hours ago)
Location Virtual
Region Americas

ABA Annual Convention has always been about looking ahead. And after a year of connecting through screens, it’s time to unite and collaborate face to face. After all, banking is a human experience built around meaningful interactions.

We’ve transformed the traditional convention experience to deliver you and your bank more value, stronger strategies and bigger perspectives on banking. With several registration options and a revamped exhibitor program, this event is not just back—it’s better.

Why You Should Attend?
Matchmaking Rate
Save big when you take part in scheduled small-group discussions with other bankers and led by sponsors with expertise in the topic.

Live Plus Five
Attend in person and select five of your bank colleagues to access all education content both live-streamed and on demand, on a virtual platform.

Network at special receptions and attend a special guest program.


2021 Speakers


Dr. Robert Ballard
Renowned Undersea Explorer, Archeologist and Best-Selling Author

Donna Brazile
Veteran Democratic Political Strategist; Adjunct Professor; Author; and Syndicated Columnist

Scott J. Brown, Ph.D.
Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, Raymond James

Alex Castellanos
Political Strategist and Analyst, ABC News

Nicole A. Elam, Esq.
President and CEO, National Bankers Association

Colin Jost
Head Writer, Saturday Night Live

Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL)
U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.
SHRM-SCP, President and CEO, Society for Human Resource Management


Steve Douglass
Vice President, Sales and Business Development, The Clearing House (TCH)

Chris Aronis
Chief Revenue Officer, Numerated

Ian Schweid
Senior Vice President, Head of Products and Channels, Amerant Bank

Rob Nichols
President and CEO, American Bankers Association

James J. Edwards, Jr.
ABA Chair; CEO, United Bank

Alan Kaplan
Founder and CEO, Kaplan Partners

Colin Fernandes
Director, Product Management, nCino

Elizabeth Rapp
Vice President, Senior Process Risk Manager, Emprise Bank

Steven Poynot
Chief Information Officer, Executive Vice President, Howard Bank

Kim Snyder
CEO and Founder, KlariVis

David Hanrahan
Sr., President, Century Savings Bank

Ethan M. Heisler, CFA
Senior Director, Strategy, Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Mary Ann Scully
Chairman and CEO, Howard Bank

Ben Brown

Rob Morgan
SVP, Innovation Strategy, American Bankers Association

Cam Marston
President and Owner, Generational Insights

Naomi Mercer
SVP, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, American Bankers Association

Dan Baum
Senior Vice President and Head of Product for FedNow, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

David Jordan
Senior Vice President, Chief Correspondent Operations Officer, ServisFirst Bank

Steve Kenneally
Senior Vice President, Payments, American Bankers Association

David Rothstein
Senior Principal, Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund

Carlene Ulacia
Senior Manager, Financial Stability, Bank On Initiatives, United Way Suncoast

Kirk Malmberg
President and CEO, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta

Leroy Moore
Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Tampa Housing Authority

Eileen Pope
Senior Vice President, Senior Development Manager, Bank of America Community Development Corporation

Aileen Pruitt
Senior Vice President, Florida Market Manager, PNC Community Development Banking

Janet Stringfellow
President and CEO, Volunteers of America of Florida

Paul Benda
SVP, Operational Risk and Cyber Security, American Bankers Association

John Collins
Partner, FS Vector

Patrick Sells
Chief Innovation Officer, NYDIG

Jim Reuter
President and CEO, FirstBank

Poorani Jeyasekar
Client Partner, Financial Services, Celerity

Heang Chan
CEO and Co-Founder, Prelim

Peter Cook
Chief Communications Officer, American Bankers Association

Doug Wilber
CEO, Denim Social

Carlos Carvajal
Chief Marketing Officer, Q2

Vishal Patel
Global Managing Director of North America and Strategic Partnership, Duke Corporate Education

Randy Cameron
Senior Vice President Commercial Bank Loan Advisor, Voya Investment Management

David Wood
Senior Vice President Commercial Bank Loan Advisory, Voya Investment Management

Robert Wilson
Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager, Voya Investment Management

Richard Schaberg
Partner, Hogan Lovells

Joe Pigg
SVP, Senior Counsel, American Bankers Association

T.W. Shannon
CEO, Chickasaw Community Bank

Walker Forehand
Partner, Canapi

Michael Ososki, CPA, CFIRS™
Partner, BKD

Eugene Ludwig
Founder and CEO, Promontory MortgagePath

Jeannine Jacokes
CEO and Senior Policy Officer, Community Development Bankers Association

Naomi Camper
Chief Policy Officer, American Bankers Association

John Weinkowitz
GM Retail Banking, Community Markets, Finastra

Mike Dunn, CLU, ChFC
Vice President, Head of Institutional Life Insurance, Mass Mutual

David Shoemaker, CFP, PFS, CFP®
Managing Consultant, NFP Executive Benefits

Aaron Silva
President and CEO, Paladin fs

Luanne Cundiff
President and CEO, First State Bank of St. Charles

Kenneth Kelly
CEO, First Independence Bank

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• ABA Endorsed Solutions
• ABA Insurance Services
• Abrigo
• Bankers Healthcare Group
• Computer Services Inc. (CSI)
• Council of Federal Home Loan Banks
• Dell Financial Services LLC
• Denim Social
• Discover Debit
• Finastra
• Fiserv, Inc.
• IntraFi Network
• Jack Henry and Associates Incorporated
• KlariVis
• nCino
• NFP Executive Benefits
• Paladin fs LLC
• Primax
• Q2 Holdings, Inc.
• Sidley Austin LLP
• Visa Inc.
• Voya Investment Management
• Workday Inc.

• American Bankers Association HSA Council
• ASA, Inc.
• Biz2X
• Celerity
• First Orion
• ServisFirst Bank
• Summit Technology Group
• The Clearing House
• Numerated

• AvidXchange
• Banzai
• Delta Data
• Entrust
• Evalueserve
• Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc
• OakNorth
• Prelim
• Promontory MortgagePath
• Velocity Solutions, LLC

• Access Softek
• Apiture
• ARGO Data
• BankOn
• Bank Compensation Consulting
• BankLabs
• Celerity
• Compliance Alliance
• Cornerstone Advisors Incorporated
• CorServ
• Crescent Mortgage Company
• DataPro Inc
• Doxim
• Econ O Check Corporation
• Elan Financial Services, Inc
• Haberfeld
• iBusiness Funding LLC
• IMS, Inc
• Innovis
• Intuitive Data Analytics
• Land Gorilla, LLC
• LendingFront
• Lightico
• Lively, Inc
• Money Concepts
• National Bankers Association/Minbanc Foundation
• Newcleus
• Numerated
• Palinode
• Reich & Tang
• Sales Boomerang
• Spinnaker
• StoneCastle
• Telrock
• Thought Machine
• Upstart
• VITEX Incorporated