By: Dana Wilkes, Senior Affiliation Manager

Members of Sheshunoff’s CEO and Senior Lending Officer Affiliation Programs have convened at various locations across the country this fall, including Pebble Beach, Hilton Head Island, and Boston. Sessions at the meetings have focused on trending topics and current issues that are top of mind for all community banking executives. Utilizing a “round table” format in similar asset-sized peer groups, facilitators have led lively, interactive discussions on the latest technology innovations, M&A activity, deposit gathering strategies, and best practices for high performance boards, to name a few. Each meeting has ended on a high note with economist Dr. Ed Seifried providing his keen insights on the current macroeconomic environment and predictions for the future of the economy.

The Affiliation Program has also recently announced its schedule of meeting destinations and dates for 2020. Early registrations have opened online and topic descriptions for the spring meetings will be available soon. For more information on the 2020 schedule and to keep up with the latest updates on Affiliation Program meetings, visit us at