IBAT Annual Convention

September 24-27, 2022 | Omni Fort Worth

IBAT’s Annual Convention is a four-day event that takes an in-depth look at key issues impacting the banking industry, specifically those related to community banks. General sessions (often featuring renowned national speakers), learning labs, regulator roundtables and banker-peer resource sharing sessions are offered on the education front. Networking opportunities and entertainment options, including the Chairman’s Opening Party, PAC Auction/Dinner and Songwriters’ Showcase, round out the Convention schedule.


Kris Paronto
Military Consultant and Founder of 14th Hour Foundation

Kris, or “Tanto” is a former Army Ranger from the 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment and private security contractor. Kris was part of the CIA annex security team that responded to the terrorist attack on the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012, helping to save over 20 lives while fighting off terrorists for over 13 hours. His story is told in the book 13 Hours, and in the major motion picture of the same name. Bringing valor, compassion, and authenticity to the stage, Kris shares the unforgettable story of the Battle of Benghazi and those who risked their lives for the greater good of the world, along with key takeaways on leadership and teamwork that can be applied in any environment. Today, Kris is a military consultant and founder of the 14th Hour Foundation. 

Lorie Logan
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Starting in August 2022, Lorie Logan is set to represent the Eleventh Federal Reserve District on the Federal Open Market Committee in the formulation of U.S. monetary policy and will lead the 1,200 employees of the Dallas Fed. Logan currently serves as manager of the System Open Market Account for the FOMC, where she oversees the System’s $9 trillion securities portfolio and leads the implementation of monetary policy as directed by the FOMC. Logan also serves as executive vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, overseeing policy implementation, provision of fiscal agent services to the U.S. Treasury Department in support of debt issuance and foreign exchange operations, analysis of global financial market developments and production of the New York Fed’s reference rates.

Brad Bolton

Brad M. Bolton is chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), the only national organization that exclusively represents community banks. Bolton serves in many leadership roles at ICBA. He is chairman of the ICBA Executive Committee and the board of directors. He is a member of ICBA’s Federal Delegate Board and its Policy Development and Nominating committees and ICBA’s ThinkTECH Selection Committee, and serves as the Executive Committee liaison to the Bank Services Committee. A second-generation community banker, Bolton is also active at the local level serving on the Legislative Committee of the Mississippi Bankers Association. He is an elected member of the Red Bay, Ala., City Council and is an appointed member of the Franklin County Community Development Commission.

Jenny Radcliffe
"The People Hacker"

Jenny Radcliffe is a force to be reckoned with. Jenny is a world-renowned Social Engineer, hired to bypass security systems through a no-tech mixture of psychology, con-artistry, cunning and guile. She can diffuse a crisis situation, talk her way into a secure building and spot a psychopath at a hundred paces. She has been called a mind reader and a “human lie detector,” and likened to a Jedi Knight. In reality, she is an expert in social engineering (the human element of security), negotiation, persuasion and influence, and non-verbal communication and deception—using her skills to help clients ranging from global corporations and law enforcement organizations to poker players, politicians and the security industry. Radcliffe speaks, consults and trains people in the skills of “people hacking.”

The tradition lives on with IBAT’s legendary Songwriters’ Showcase. Join us to hear the stories behind the music from some of Nashville’s greatest artists.

 Nicolle Galyon has written nine No. 1 singles, including Miranda Lambert’s ACM award-winning “Automatic” and Dan + Shay’s multi-Platinum, ACM award-winning “Tequila.”

Rodney Clawson
has written hit singles for a number of performers, including Jason Aldean, Faith Hill, Florida Georgia Line, Kenny Chesney, George Strait and Tim McGraw.  

Brad Clawson
has seen great success from singles such as “Happy Does” by Kenny Chesney and #1 single “Up Down” by Morgan Wallen featuring Florida Georgia Line.


Saturday, September 24
1:30-7:00 p.m.
3:30-6:00 p.m. Chairman's Reception
Sunday, September25
8:00-8:30 a.m. Devotional
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Registration
7:45-9:00 a.m. Grab-and-Go Breakfast
8:30-10:30 a.m. Associate Member and Banker Networking Event
8:30-9:00 a.m. Early Riser Concurrent Sessions
   First-Time Attendee Session

9:00-10:00 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions (4 Tracks)
  • Leadership and Strategy Track: The Future of Economic Inclusion: How FinTechs and Community Banks Can Address Economic Inequality
  • Risk Management Track: Prevalent CFO Concerns in the Changing Landscape of Community Banking
  • Performance Track: Balancing Loan Growth & Loan Quality in Uncertain Times
  • Technology Track: Payments 101
10:00-10:15 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:15-11:15 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions (4 Tracks)
  • Leadership and Strategy Track: CDFI Certification for Banks
  • Risk Management Track: Compliance Horizon for 2023
  • Performance Track: Balance Sheet Management in Today’s Environment
  • Technology Track: Cybersecurity Strategy: Fear-vs-Awareness
12:00-2:15 p.m. Opening General Session + Lunch (Keynotes: Kris Paronto and Brad Bolton)
   Stage Demos
2:15-6:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Opening Reception
6:00-9:00 p.m. Evening Free
9:00-11:00 p.m.
Songwriters' Showcase
Monday, September 26
7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration
8:00-10:00 a.m.
Attorney Panel General Session + Breakfast
   Stage Demos
10:00-11:30 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open
11:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
Awards Luncheon & General Session (Keynote: Lorie Logan)
2:00-3:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (4 Tracks)
  • Leadership and Strategy Track: Teams That Work: The Six Characteristics of High-Performing Teams
  • Risk Management Track: Financial Crimes and Cybersecurity Trends
  • Performance Track: How Do You Eat the NIM Elephant? One BP at a Time
  • Technology Track: The Intersection of Community Banking and Fintech
3:00-3:15 p.m.
Refreshment Break
3:15-4:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (4 Tracks)
  • Leadership and Strategy Track: Past, Present and Future: Managing Change in Your Organization
  • Risk Management Track: Bankers on the Front Lines Against Human Trafficking
  • Performance Track: Show Me the Money! Retaining Talent in 2022
  • Technology Track: What the Executive Team Can Do to Proactively Manage Cybersecurity
5:30-6:30 p.m. Hospitality Suites
   Deluxe Corporation | Bank Compensation Consulting (BCC) | Chartwell | The Baker Group
6:30-9:00 p.m. PAC Auction and Dinner
9:00-10:30 p.m.
Nightcap Hospitality Suite
Tuesday, September 27
8:00-8:50 a.m.
Regulator Panel General Session
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Closing General Session + Brunch (Keynote: Jenny Radcliffe); Annual Meeting and New Chairman's Address 












Blue Ribbon 

Chartwell Partners
Community Capital Technology
DCI (Data Center Inc.)

Kristopher James Company
MoneyGram International, Inc.
Whitley Penn, LLP

Alston & Bird LLP
BOM Bank
Cornerstone Advisors
Federal Protection, Inc.

Henry & Peters, P.C.


MG Architects
Yennik, Inc.


Adlumin Inc.
ADT Commercial
Advantage Health Plans Trust
Agent IQ
America’s Choice Home Loans
Applied Micro Technology, Inc.
Bank Compensation Consulting, Inc.
Bankers Mortgage
BHG Financial
CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP)
College Ave Student Loans
Comco Systems
Computer Services, Inc. (CSI)
Condley and Company, LLP
CP Insurance Associates
CRA Partners
DCI (Data Center Inc.)
DEI Incorporated
Dell Technologies
Deluxe Corporation
Diebold Nixdorf
Eclipse Brand Builders, LLC
Eide Bailly LLP
Engage Fi
Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
Fitech By Deluxe
Gateway First Bank, 
Correspondent Lending
Genesys Technology Group

Glory Global Solutions
Gulf Coast Business Credit

Hamilton Vaultronics
IBT Apps
ICBA Securities
Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA®)
InfoAgora Inc.
IntraFi Network
JRBT And JRBT Bank Consulting
Kristopher James Company
Main Street Inc.

MG Architects
Moca Financial

NFP Executive Benefits


PhaseOne Design Builders
Pinnacle Financial Strategies
Promontory MortgagePath LLC
PULSE, A Discover Company
S&P Global Market Intelligence
Strategic Resource Management, Inc.
StreetShares, Inc.
Taylor Print Impressions
The Baker Group
Wolf & Company, P.C.