Leadership Conference

The annual GBA Leadership Conference is the premier event for emerging executives from all disciplines within GBA's membership. Planned by the Leadership GBA Board of Directors, the conference touches on economic trends, skill sessions in bank strategy development, leadership best practices, government and regulatory relations and more. It's also designed to help members develop strong bonds with their peers and families for the benefit of Georgia's community of bankers. Don't miss this exciting, informative and fun conference.

Update on 2020 Leadership Conference from Chair Andrew Ainslie

On June 5, 2020, the Leadership GBA Board of Directors made the decision to cancel the Leadership Conference scheduled for July 13-15 in Ponte Vedra, FL. This conference is always the highlight of our year, and being together in Ponte Vedra is a very special time for us as bankers and for us as families. So, please know this decision wasn’t made lightly.

I want to share with you the major concerns that shaped our decision. Even though Georgia and Florida have moved into more open status for travel and business, we continue to be mindful and concerned about the ability to meet, gather, and socialize safely as the large group we always are in Ponte Vedra during COVID-19. What if someone unknowingly brought the virus back to our bank, our neighborhood, our community? Second, even with somewhat less restrictive COVID-19 guidelines in place for conferences, the 2020 Leadership Conference would not be the conference we have come to love, expect and enjoy. We’d essentially be limited to widely-spaced business sessions and minimal official networking, social and meal times.

For all registrants, GBA will cancel your conference registration and issue a full refund in the form of a check. Please allow a few weeks for all refunds to be issued.

A couple of logistical notes: Ponte Vedra Inn & Club will automatically cancel your room reservation if booked within the GBA room block and your deposit refunded. You don’t need to do anything. If you still want to go to Ponte Vedra the resort will have rooms available at the GBA rate, or cheaper; just contact the resort to re-book your room.


GBA Contact

Kathy Friestad
Professional Development Manager