MYB Fall Virtual Conference

MYB Fall Virtual Conference 2020
October 26-28

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Tentative Conference Agenda

October 26 - 9 am 

Washington Update

  • James Ballentine -  Executive Vice President of Congressional Relations and Political Affairs, American Bankers Association, Washington DC
  • Jelena McWilliams – Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

October 27 - 9 am 

  • State Government Update and address from MBA Chair Andy Anderson 
  • Presentation of Leadership Scholarship

October 28

  • 9 am - Holly Hoffman – Leadership speaker and Survivor Nicaragua contestant
  • 10:45 am - Paul Long – Host of The Fundamism Podcast

Meet the Presenters:

James Ballentine, Executive Vice President of Congressional Relations and Political Affairs for the American Bankers Association (ABA). 

James has been involved in banking and public policy for over 30 years.  A 20 year veteran of ABA, he leads the association’s Congressional Affairs and lobbying team and is responsible for managing and directing ABA’s legislative and political operations.     

Prior to his current duties, James served as ABA’s Senior Vice President for Grassroots and as Director of ABA’s Center for Community Development.  Prior to ABA, James served as the Associate Deputy Administrator at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and as the Senior Advisor to SBA’s Deputy Administrator.   Before SBA, James worked nine years on Capitol Hill as Chief of Staff and Legislative Director (1993–1998) to former House Banking Committee member Maryland Congressman Albert Wynn (D-MD) and as Legislative Director (1989-1992) to former New York Congressman Frank Horton (R-NY).

Jelena McWilliams, Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Jelena McWilliams currently serves as the 21st Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.  Previously, she was Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Prior to joining Fifth Third Bank, Ms. McWilliams worked in the United States Senate for six years, most recently as Chief Counsel and Deputy Staff Director with the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, and previously as Assistant Chief Counsel with the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. From 2007 to 2010, Jelena served as an attorney at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.  Before entering public service, she practiced corporate and securities law at Morrison & Foerster LLP in Palo Alto, California, and Hogan & Hartson LLP (now Hogan Lovells LLP) in Washington, D.C.  Ms. McWilliams graduated with highest honors from the University of California at Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in political science, and earned her law degree from U.C. Berkeley School of Law. 

Holly Hoffman, Leadership Speaker and Survivor Nicaragua contestant

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” —Holly Hoffman from Your Winner Within

Born and raised in Eureka, South Dakota, Holly Hoffman was the last remaining member of the Espada Tribe and the last woman standing on Season 21 of CBS’ hit reality show “Survivor Nicaragua”. Through that experience, and others throughout her life, Holly was inspired to share her message of positivity, determination and confidence with business leaders, teachers, and students across the nation.

A professional motivational speaker and the author of Your Winner Within, Holly acknowledges that life is made up of challenges, and we are oftentimes faced with situations that seem insurmountable. But within each of us is an ability to focus our thoughts, emotions, and energy to succeed—if only we have the knowledge, tools, and discipline to do so.

Holly’s writing and speaking not only offer encouragement and optimism but a roadmap for self discovery and spiritual enlightenment. Her methods—the ones she uses everyday in her own life—are intuitive, honest, and adaptable to nearly any situation. Readers and audience members alike walk away inspired to light the fire of successful living within themselves.

Today, Holly is a member of the National Speaker’s Association and travels across the country, speaking to schools and universities, healthcare organizations, women’s organizations, community leaders and business professionals. In her seven years of speaking, she has traveled to 31 states and been to 170 high schools. Holly inspires her audiences to take opportunities and focus on attitude, determination, confidence, desire, faith, and perseverance.

Paul Long, Motivational Speaker

Paul is a speaker who thrives in building momentum and energy. He has said and done a lot of things that won’t impact how you experience him here today so why bother going through them? Paul’s energy, heartfelt message and ability to drive tactical behaviors will improve your quality of life, if that’s what you desire. So I guess you all have to ask yourselves one question, “are you ready to have more FUN in life?”  We are about to embark on a journey known only as, “fundamism”, so get yo’ popcorn ready, strap in and let’s have some FUN!