|Patrick Dix leads SHAZAM’s relationships and partnerships with more than 70 industry organizations and trade associations. The focus of SHAZAM’s strategic alliances is to support the advocacy work of association partners and ensure community financial institutions have a strong voice in the payments industry. Before joining SHAZAM, he spent 25 years as a broadcast journalist, including 16 years as the senior morning news anchor at the NBC affiliate in Des Moines, Iowa.
|As ABA's Chief Political Strategist, Rob Engstrom leads ABA's political engagement operations including the association's political action committee, grassroots advocacy and voter education initiatives. In his role, he also oversees the alliance between ABA and state bankers association partners across the country. He resides in Alexandria, Virginia and is a graduate of Baylor University.
American Bankers Association
|Tom Fitzgerald is Senior Vice President of Research and Strategy for the Correspondent Division of SouthState Bank / Duncan-Williams Inc. since 2009. He writes and presents extensively on macro-economic topics with a focus on the impact to community banks.
|Steve Fochler, CBCP, Senior Business Advisor, Risk Management Services, is a 28-year veteran in the financial services industry. He has a proven track record in helping financial institutions, large and small, with business continuity, information security and vendor risk management products and services.
Steve manages Ncontracts' enterprise risk management and business continuity products and associated consulting services. Steve is a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) and is a frequent speaker and thought leader on all aspects of risk.
|Ricky Kalmon, Mindset Expert, Motivational Speaker and Celebrity Hypnotist. He is the author of the book, Leverage Your Mindset, Overcome Limiting Beliefs and Amplify Your Life and creator of the mindfulness and meditation app titled: RICKY KALMON
A big hit at the 2021 KBA Convention, Ricky works with Fortune 500 and 100 companies, sales teams, leaders, executives, and sports teams, teaching them how to turn their best of intentions into their greatest accomplishments. Some of Ricky’s clients are Pepsi, BASF, Disney, Dell, GE, AT&T, LexisNexis, and even the New York Yankees.
|Joe Micaleff is an Award-Winning sales expert with over 27 years business and sales leadership experience. He has been recognized throughout his career for his strategic, collaborative and charismatic approach to achieving exceptional results.
Grow UP Sales
As a Director at Australia’s leading global investment bank for over 15 years, he led sales teams across various divisions, products and markets. He consistently demonstrated exceptional results by developing pragmatic sales strategies and applying effective coaching practices that elevated the sales skills and performance of his teams.
His innovative approach to driving business growth and developing sales teams gained industry-wide attention and in 2014 Insurance Business magazine named him one of Canada’s “Hottest Insurance Professionals.”
In September 2016 he received an Entrepreneurial Excellence Award for “Outstanding Services to Entrepreneurs” from Chicago’s Daily Herald Business Ledger. In 2017 he was proudly approved to be the preferred sales coach for Bank Talent HQ.
|Dr. Sean Payant, Chief Strategy Officer, served as the Executive Director of the Schools of Banking for nine years prior to joining Haberfeld. He has administered, instructed, and authored materials for 17 different banking schools attended by bankers from 18 states. He has published articles on financial institution marketing, employee engagement, goal setting and community financial institution differentiation. Sean has presented more than 100 keynote and breakout sessions at industry meetings. He holds Masters and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the University of Nebraska.
Dr. Sean Payant
|Jeremy is admitted to practice law in both Kentucky and Indiana. His trial and litigation experience cover a wide range of matters, including business disputes, counsel and defense of corporate officers and directors, constitutional law, personal injury, employment, insurance and criminal defense. Jeremy has extensive experience representing news media outlets in defamation, privacy and other First Amendment-related cases, and access-to-information cases. He also has experience in insurance cases, including those covered under ERISA. He has represented clients before the state and federal courts of Kentucky and Indiana, the Ohio Court of Appeals, the Ohio Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Seventh Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. He clerked for the U.S. District of Massachusetts, Judge George A. O'Toole.
Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP
|With four World Series titles, 8-time MLB All Star Darryl Strawberry is described as a baseball legend. Though Darryl was extremely successful in his career, with 335 career home runs and countless individual awards, his personal life was plagued with addictions, abuse, divorces, cancer, jail-time and other issues. His story is one of inspiration and redemption.
|Charles A. Vice was appointed commissioner of the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) effective Aug. 16, 2008. As the commissioner of DFI, he has responsibility for the regulatory oversight of all state-chartered financial institutions, which includes examinations, licensing of financial professionals, registration of securities and enforcement.
Hon. Charles Vice
Department of Financial Institutions - Kentucky (DFI)
Vice currently serves in a national leadership role through the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), the nationwide organization representing state bank regulators. He serves on the executive committee as Immediate Past Chair and currently serves on the Federal Financial Institution Examination Council (FFIEC) Taskforce on Supervision, which oversees guidance regarding safety and soundness issues relating to bank examinations.
Previously, Vice was an employee of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for 18 years, serving in the Lexington, Kentucky field office. During his tenure with the FDIC, he served as the office's expert on subprime lending and capital markets. His awards have included the 2007 FDIC Chicago Region employee of the year. He earned a BA in Finance from the University of Southern Mississippi.