Emerging Bank Leaders Conference

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Becky Wilkes

Igniting Leadership: a Conference for Emerging Bank Leaders” brings together the brightest and best, high-potential leaders from across Utah for this full day of learning and networking opportunities. The content rich agenda covers a range of leadership, management and performance skills necessary in building a career in banking. This high-energy conference delivers expert speakers and features a sharing of thoughts and stories that hold unique inspiration for us all.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Thanksgiving Point
Garden Room
3900 N. Garden Drive
Lehi, UT 84043

Directions to the Garden Room
  • From I-15, take exit 284 (UT-92W)
  • Proceed west on Clubhouse Drive
  • Continue over railroad tracks to Garden Drive
  • Turn right on Garden Drive and proceed north to the Gardens Visitor Center
  • The Garden Room is up the stairs (watch for signs)

Preliminary Speakers and Topics

"Economic Outlook"
Robert Spendlove
Economic and Public Policy Officer

Zions Bank

"How Smart are Your Emotions?"
Jackie Rolow
EVP and Chief HR Officer

"Career Management"
Karl Ahlrichs
Senior Consultant
Gregory & Appel

"Vaccine and Mask Mandates, and Other Employment Issues Arising out of the Pandemic"
Scott Hagen
Ray Quinney & Nebeker

Featuring "Leadership Insights" From Utah Bank Leaders
Eric Schmutz
UBA Chairman
President & CEO
State Bank of Southern Utah

Cristie Richards
Senior Vice President
U.S. Bank

Plus: Ignite!
IgniteUtahBankers-App.gif During these fast paced, fun and entertaining sessions, delivered by some of Utah's most exceptional emerging leaders, they have just 20 slides that auto advance every 15 seconds, for a total of five minutes. It's a showcase of talks that might be bold, possible brash, maybe even brilliant - but never boring!

Download Agenda


Registration Fees
In person and virtual

Attendees Fee
1-4 $199/person
5-9 $170/person
10+ $150/person

Bring the Bank Add-On - Unlimited Virtual Attendees
Add-on option for banks purchasing a minimum of 5 registrations

Asset Size Fee
Under 750M $500
750M-2B $1000
Over 2B $1500

Bank Sponsorship Options

Sponsorship Level
Platinum Sponsor - 25 Registrations & Unlimited Virtual  $5000
Gold Sponsor - 15 Registrations & Unlimited Virtual

Registration Instructions and Links
Individual Registration  (1-4)
*Use the price drop down menu to select "in person" or "virtual".

Group registration (5 or more)
*Select “invoice me” and the price will be adjusted on your invoice.

Group registration with “Bring the Bank add-on” option
*Email Sara Matute at sara@utah.bank to purchase this option.

Bank Sponsorships
*Email Sara Matute at sara@utah.bank to purchase a sponsorship.

Who Should Attend

This conference is designed for all members of the Emerging Bank Leaders Community, and those interested in exploring current leadership qualities and skills, and those looking for practical input on leadership processes that will lead to enhanced trust, teamwork and collaboration within the organization, essential to achieving and sustaining success.

Dress code

Dress for the conference is business attire.

Generous Sponsors


For sponsorship opportunities email Sara Matute at sara@utah.bank.