Custom Conference


MBA Custom Conference

June 1 – 12, 2020

A first of its kind – virtual - event for Mississippi Banks!


This virtual conference combines 5 conferences into one amazing professional development and educational program! 

  • 16 sessions on varying topics such as human resources, security, ISO, bank management and technology
  •  PLUS an opening convocation FREE for EVERY REGISTRANT
  •  This conference addresses non-competitive areas of the bank and gives YOU the opportunity -  FOR THE FIRST TIME - to CUSTOMIZE a conference to fit each banker’s specific needs! 

This extraordinary conference kicks off at 2 pm on June 1 with a FREE Convocation for EVERY REGISTRANT.  Steve Otto from Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas will discuss the current economic environment and regulators from both the FDIC and MS Department of Banking and Finance will join us for comments. This session will be of interest to all bankers.  Make sure to attend this informative and FREE session!  (To attend the free convocation, bankers must be registered for at least one Custom Conference session.)

Beginning on Tuesday, June 2, two virtual sessions will be held each day.  Daily agenda and a list of conference sessions by topic is below. 


Virtual conferences allow for banks to register by location (device) instead of by individual banker. Want your branches to participate?  Facilities within your organization will be able to participate without the travel costs of coming to one location.

  • Pricing for a single session is $65. 
  • Discounts are given on blocks of 5, 10 and 15 sessions.  (See grid below for pricing and discount information.)
  • A bank can purchase a block of sessions for a variety of employees. 
  • (Call Amy Davis or Lori Richardson for more information.)
  •  REMINDER:  The convocation session – Monday, June 1 at 2 pm is FREE TO ALL REGISTRANTS.
    Enrollment Bundle Price  
    1 session $65.00 per class rate
    5 sessions $279.00 14% off the per class base rate
    10 sessions $499.00 23% off the per class base rate
    15 sessions $625.00 30% off the per class base rate


    CPE and CLE credits will be available for these sessions – one credit per 50 minute session.  You will receive a certificate of completion via email following the 2 week event for the sessions you attended.  For more information, please contact Lori Richardson at

Click here for Registration Form. 


Click here for detailed bios on our expert presenters. 



Click here for the daily detailed agenda. This agenda will help you quickly find what sessions are provided on what dates and details about each one!  

Questions, call Amy Davis, MBA Senior Vice President at 601-709-3733 or email


What’s a track?  The Custom Conference tracks are designed to help bankers quickly identify their topics of interest over the two-week period.  Find your specialty in the list below and see what is being offered just for you!

Bank Management
A Director’s Role in Today’s Changing Banking Environment – Peter Weinstock – June 2 @ 10 am
Primer for Managing a Distributed Workforce – Trent Fleming – June 2 @ 2 pm

Digital and Video Marketing – Tyler Raborn – June 3 @ 10 am
Crisis Communications for Community Banks – Tyler Raborn – June 4 @ 10 am

Human Resources
Difficult Conversations – Jackie Rolow – June 9 @ 2 pm
Record Retention Policies – Paper to Electronics – Phil Buffington & Paul Carrubba – June 10 @ 10 am
Workplace Violence from HR Perspective – Carol Dodgen – June 10 @ 2 pm

Keynote Addresses
Economic Update:  What Every Banker Needs to Know – Federal Home Loan Bank - June 1 @ 2pm
Steve Otto, FHLB of Dallas
Rhoshunda Kelly, Missisissippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance
Chris Finnegan, FDIC, Dallas

Managing the New Normal
JoJo Adams, Jones Walker Law Firm; Emily Barr, Watkins and Eager Law Firm; Andy Williams, BKD, LLP – June 8 @ 2 pm

Information Security Officer
Vendor Management in the Cybersecurity Age – Tom Hinkel – June 4 @ 2 pm
Role of ISO During Crisis – Tom Hinkel – June 9 @ 10 am

Mail Crimes – Dwayne Martin – June 11 @ 10 am
Cybersecurity Threats & Risks – Johnny Sanders – June 11 @ 2pm

Integrating Technology with your Enterprise Strategy – Trent Fleming – June 2 @ 2 pm
In A Solution to the New Disaster Recovery Dilemma – Brit Boatright – June 8 @ 10 am
Core Processor – Michael Carter & Bret Herbert – June 12 @ 10 am


Click here to register. Questions? Contact Amy Davis at or 601.948.6366.