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Banking on the Leaders of Tomorrow (BOLT)

October 03–04, 2018 New Orleans

Banking on the Leaders of Tomorrow (BOLT) is a partnership between the Louisiana Bankers Association, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

When

  • October 3–4, 2018

Where

  • Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, New Orleans Branch
    525 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130
Wednesday, October 3 
11:30 a.m. Registration and Networking—Mississippi Conference Room, Fourth Floor
Noon

Luncheon, Welcome and Opening Remarks—Crescent City Room, Fourth Floor

  • Adrienne C. Slack, Vice President and Regional Executive, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, New Orleans Branch
  • Robert Taylor, CEO, Louisiana Bankers Association
1:10 p.m.

What Every Banker Should Know About the Fed

  • Rebekah Durham, Director, Regional Economic Information Network, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, New Orleans Branch
1:45 p.m.

Regional and National Economic Outlook

  • Adrienne C. Slack
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m.

Community and Economic Development at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

  • Jennifer Staley, Senior Communications Specialist, Community and Economic Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
3:30 p.m. Leadership Lesson from the Top: A Discussion with Bank Leaders
 
  • Moderator
    Patrick R. Biglane, President and CEO, Concordia Bank and Trust Co., and Chairman, Louisiana Bankers Association
  • Panel
    Ann Davis Duplessis,
    Senior Vice President, Liberty Bank and Trust Co.
    Mark Marionneaux,
    President and CEO, Bank of Zachary
    David R. “Jude” Melville
    , President and CEO, Business First Bank
    Carter Leak IV,
    President and CEO, Bank of St. Francisville
4:45 p.m. Group Photo
5:00 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Adjourn

Thursday, October 4

8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast—Mississippi Conference Room, Fourth Floor
8:30 a.m.

Banking Supervision and Current Banking Conditions

  • Nicki Korb, Assistant Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
9:15 a.m.

FinTech

  • Preston Ash, Economic Outreach Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m.

The Federal Reserve and the Payments System

  • Matt Davies, Assistant Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
11:30 a.m.

Luncheon—Crescent City Room, Fourth Floor
Skills for Effective Leadership

  • Teri Fontenot, President and CEO, Woman's Hospital
1:15 p.m.

The Fed Simulation: Formulating Monetary Policy

  • Steven Boryk, Lead Economic Outreach Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
2:20 p.m.

Closing Remarks

  • Matt Davies
  • Robert Taylor
2:30 p.m. (Optional) Tour

Speakers

Preston Ash
Economic Outreach Specialist
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Ash is an economic outreach specialist with the Dallas Fed, working in the Bank’s industry outreach function. In this capacity, he oversees the Dallas Fed’s Banking Conditions Survey and collects data from financial institution CEOs within the Eleventh Federal Reserve District for use in monetary policy deliberations. Ash has written articles on topics related to community banking and speaks often on developments in financial technology (FinTech). His work has been cited in congressional testimony and also in leading news and intelligence platforms such as the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, SNL Financial and JD Supra. Ash currently serves as a member of United Way’s Financial Technology Advisory Committee. He holds a BA from Southern Methodist University.

Patrick R. Biglane
President and CEO
Concordia Bank and Trust Co.

Biglane is president and CEO of Concordia Bank and Trust and the current chairman of the Louisiana Bankers Association. Biglane joined Concordia in 1979. Previously, he served as a bank examiner for the Mississippi Department of Bank Supervision. Biglane is a graduate of Mississippi State University and the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.

Steven Boryk
Lead Economic Outreach Specialist
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Boryk joined the Dallas Fed’s outreach team in 2010. He has helped coordinate outreach efforts to build mutually beneficial relationships with industry leaders. Boryk began his career in 1996 at the Bank’s Houston Branch, where he worked in the Payment Services and IT departments. In 2006, he moved to Dallas to become a director in Payment Services, managing over 250 employees and millions of dollars in daily payment transactions. Boryk received his bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in management information systems from the University of Texas at Dallas and his MBA from the University of Dallas. He is also a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Matt Davies
Assistant Vice President
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Davies, an assistant vice president at the Dallas Fed, has nearly 20 years of experience in the payments industry—over 17 of those with the Federal Reserve Banks. He also served as ACH and wire product manager for a commercial bank and as a product manager in the bankcard industry. Davies is president of the Dallas Association for Financial Professionals and serves on the board of directors for Jubilee Park and Community Center in Dallas. Davies graduated from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and history and from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Ann Davis Duplessis
Senior Vice President
Liberty Bank and Trust Co.

Duplessis, who has over 35 years in the financial services industry, is senior vice president of retail banking, marketing and sales, and strategic planning for Liberty Bank and Trust. Liberty is a retail bank with over $600 million in assets and offices in eight states. Duplessis, as president, also oversees subsidiary Liberty Insurance Inc. In addition, she is president and CEO of Duplessis Real Estate Group LLC. In 2004, Duplessis was elected to the Louisiana Legislature as senator for District 2. She retired in June 2010 to accept the deputy chief administrative officer position in her hometown of New Orleans. Duplessis is president of the Louisiana Federation for Children and serves or has served on numerous other boards and commissions. She holds real estate, insurance producer and title insurance licenses.

Rebekah Durham
Director, Regional Economic Information Network
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, New Orleans Branch

Durham is New Orleans Branch director of the Regional Economic Information Network within the Atlanta Fed Research Department. She is responsible for gathering and interpreting economic data and anecdotal information gathered from business and community leaders and presenting findings to Bank leadership. She also develops original articles and data visualizations on labor markets, energy and regional matters for the Bank’s external publications. Durham joined the New Orleans Branch in 2006 as a business analyst. She has served in various regional and national leadership roles during her tenure. Prior to assuming her current role in 2017, Durham was an economic and policy specialist in the Research Department.  Durham earned a BS in economics from Louisiana State University.

Teri Fontenot
President and CEO
Woman’s Hospital

Fontenot is president and CEO of Woman’s Hospital, a 350-bed Level III regional referral hospital specializing in obstetrics, newborn and women’s cancer care. Woman’s Hospital is the largest birthing and neonatal intensive care health system in Louisiana. Fontenot has served 12 years on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (audit committee chair) and the New Orleans Branch board. She is on the boards of Amerisafe and Landauer, both publicly traded companies, and several health care organizations. In 2012, she chaired the American Hospital Association board of trustees. Fontenot earned a BBA in accounting from the University of Mississippi and an MBA from Northeast Louisiana University. She is a CPA (inactive) and a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Nicki Korb
Assistant Vice President
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Korb, assistant vice president at the Dallas Fed, joined the Bank in 1998 as assistant examiner in Banking Supervision. She was promoted to senior examiner in 2007, became director of examinations in 2013 and was named to her current position in 2016. Previously, she worked at a community bank in Texas for about nine years. Korb earned a BBA in accounting from Tarleton State University and is a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University.

Carter Leak IV
President and CEO
Bank of St. Francisville

Leak joined the Bank of St. Francisville, the bank his father built, stepping into the position of executive vice president and chief lending officer in 2014. He became president in 2017 before adding the CEO title. Leak previously worked for CB&I in Charlotte, North Carolina. He served six years as vice president and controller within the engineering, construction and maintenance segment at CB&I. He held multiple financial roles within CB&I predecessor Shaw Group Inc., including controller for the company’s plant services segment in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Prior to joining Shaw, Leak served nearly four years in the financial audit practice at KPMG LLP. He is a licensed CPA, having earned a BS in accounting from Louisiana State University. Leak is also a graduate of the American Bankers Association’s National Commercial Lending School at Southern Methodist University.

Mark Marionneaux
President and CEO
Bank of Zachary

Marionneaux recently took over as president and CEO of the Bank of Zachary, where he previously served as senior vice president and chief lending officer. He has 15 years of banking experience in areas including commercial, mortgage and agricultural lending. Marionneaux is active in the community, having served as a board member and past president of both the Zachary Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Zachary. In 2014, he was recognized as one of the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report’s Forty Under 40 and, in 2016, was chosen as the Zachary Chamber’s Business Person of the Year. Marionneaux has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.

David R. “Jude” Melville III
Director, President and CEO
Business First Bancshares Inc.

Melville has served as director, president and CEO of Business First Bancshares since 2011 and has held various management roles since the bank’s chartering in 2006. Business First has $1.6 billion in total assets and operates in 10 Louisiana and Texas markets. Prior to becoming a community banker, Melville served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force. He serves on the executive board of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, and as a member of Louisiana's Committee of 100, the Louisiana Bankers Association board and the Federal Reserve Sixth District's Depository Institutions Advisory Council. Melville earned a bachelor’s degree in social studies from Harvard College and a Master of Science in management from the London School of Economics. He is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.

Adrienne C. Slack
Vice President and Regional Executive
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, New Orleans Branch

Slack is vice president and regional executive at the New Orleans Branch of the Atlanta Fed. She is responsible for the branch's board of directors and the Atlanta district's Energy Advisory Council. She oversees the branch's economic and financial education programs, advises on regional community and economic development matters, and provides regional input into monetary policy. She joined the Federal Reserve in 1990 at the Dallas Fed and transferred to the New Orleans Branch in 1993. Prior to assuming her current role in 2012, Slack was assistant vice president and branch operations officer. In 2008, she completed an assignment with the Reserve Bank Operations and Payment Systems Division at the Board of Governors. Slack received a BS in business administration with a concentration in economics from the University of Southern Mississippi. She also completed the Executive Development program at Dartmouth College.

Jennifer Staley
Senior Communications Specialist
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Staley is senior communications specialist in the Community and Economic Development Department at the Atlanta Fed. In this role, she advances the team’s outreach activities by leading the department's robust communications efforts. Previously, Staley developed educational content and conducted outreach for the University of Colorado. She also worked as director of the Regional Economic Information Network (REIN) and senior economic and financial education specialist at the Atlanta Fed. As REIN director, Staley established business and community networks to gather and analyze anecdotal information about economic conditions to support the Bank's development of monetary policy. She graduated from Dickinson College and holds a master's degree from the University of New Orleans.

Robert Taylor
CEO
Louisiana Bankers Association

Taylor, who heads the Louisiana Bankers Association as CEO, has worked for the organization since 1991. He has more than 30 years of experience in Louisiana banking association work. Before joining the Louisiana Bankers Association, he worked for the Louisiana League of Savings Institutions for eight years. Taylor is a graduate of Western Kentucky University, which he attended after four years of active military duty.

For more information 

Please contact Preston Ash at preston.ash@dal.frb.org.