Keynote Speakers at ICBA Live
Lt. Col. Dan Rooney

Lt. Col. Dan Rooney

Speaker, Fighter Pilot, Founder of Folds of Honor

Keynote Session


CAVU is an Air Force acronym that stands for Ceiling and Visibility Unlimited. Translated, it describes the perfect conditions to be a fighter pilot, when steel blue skies invite them to spread their wings like a supersonic eagle. Fighter pilots cherish CAVU days because they know tomorrow can bring challenging conditions.

Life is no different. In Fly Into the Wind, Lt. Col. Rooney shares a code of living that combines powerful tenets which helps you discover and seize your best life. Lt. Col. Rooney demonstrates how all of us are connected in more ways than we realize, and that the path to fulfillment begins with changing ourselves to better one another.

Lt. Col. Dan Rooney

Jade Simmons

CEO, Jade Media Global

Keynote Session

Purpose the Remix: Breakthrough-Bound Editionβ€―

Purpose and breakthrough go hand in hand. In these riveting times of change and challenge, leaders must both re-understand what purpose truly means and learn how to sniff out breakthrough – the combination of which powers success.

When given the new tools to connect, improvise and unlock the undiscovered gifts of their team members, remarkable transformation happens. Known as Classical Music’s #1 Maverick, Jade’s high energy presentation breathlessly combines inspiration, information, music, and mindset strategy to dare us to operate bigger and bolder in the name of purpose.


Workforce Development

Learn new strategies and tactics to gain the competitive advantage when recruiting, retaining, and rewarding employees. Plus, ensure that employment related practices, policies, and procedures are compliant and reflect industry best practices.


  • Great Leaders Establish Great Succession Plans: How to Get it Right

  • Retain ENGAGED Team Members

  • CEO Succession Lessons from HBO’s “Succession”


Risk, Regulation, & Exams

Discover the latest on federal supervisory, regulatory and operational risk issues.


  • WTF: What the Fraud?!

  • Safeguarding the Future of Community Banking: Essential Information Security & Cybersecurity Strategies

  • Expanding Your Security Perimeter

  • Understanding the New Farm Bill: Changes, Challenges, and Opportunities

  • The Modernization of the Community Reinvestment Act: What is Means for Your Bank

  • Check Fraud: Utilizing Warranties, Indemnities, and Exchange Rules to Reduce Losses


Digital Transformation & Innovation

Hear about the latest technological advances that can enhance your bank’s bottom line, increase its operational efficiencies, support evolving payment systems, and boost competitiveness.


  • Closing the Loop in Open Banking: How Community Banks Can Build, Implement, and Measure Open Banking Strategies

  • Banking on Language Models: Navigating the AI Revolution in Community Banking

  • Banking Transformation Through Data: A CEO’s Perspective

  • Demystifying AI: Using the Power of Employee Experience to Do More with Less


Lending & Deposits

Get expert insight and guidance for today’s lending and retail environments including agriculture, small business, consumer, and commercial products.


  • The Pit Stop Approach: Optimizing Efficiency in a Slow Loan Growth Environment

  • Selling the Value of Treasury Management

  • Top Five Farmer Mac Strategies for Today’s Ag Real Estate Market

  • Managing Your Lending and Credit Functions in an Era of Disintermediation

  • Political Subdivisions: A Stable Source of Funding

  • Balance Sheet Risks and Opportunities for 2024

  • Examining Industry Trends and Strategies Toward Combatting Margin Pressure

  • The Deposit Difference


Growth & Marketing

Sharpen your knowledge on how to boost revenue generation, customer engagement, and organization expansion.


  • Attracting and Retaining Millennials and Gen Z customers

  • Marketing Community Banks: To Infinity and Beyond Billboards!

  • How Strategic Content Fuels Deposit Growth


Management & Strategy

Find out about key trends, disruptive opportunities, and proven business strategies for today’s experienced professionals leading community banks.


  • Outlook for the Ag Economy: Storm Clouds or Blue Skies?

  • All Things Taxes

  • Best Practices in Corporate Governance as Your Bank Grows

  • The Ultimate Community Bank Q&A

  • Capital Strategies to Keep Your Bank Independent

  • Monetary Policy and Community Banks: An Historical Perspective