Operations and Technology Conference

Planned by the GBA Operations and Technology Committee, this conference provides outstanding speakers and timely topics related to bank operations and technology.

Conference Agenda

Conference Highlights

Brendan McGowan
Safe Systems, Inc.
Branch Evolution and
Digital Automation in
Community Banking

Lori Tucker
United Bank
Great Leaders Serve
Andre’ Kennebrew
ABA Core Platforms
Committee Update

Kim Kirk
Queensborough National
Bank & Trust Company, Inc.
Financial Crimes, Trends
and Best Practices
for Detection

Rene Perez, CAMS
Jack Henry & Associates

Negotiating Core
Brad Rustin
Nelson Mullins
The Intelligent
Payments Experience
Virginia Heyburn
Now What? How to
Get Your Team to
Adopt New Software
Michael Carpenter
Automation in the

Jason Bell
Abel Solutions

There will also be a regulatory panel, outsourcing of core panel, a GBA update and sessions on fraud trends and protection best practices and synthetic fraud.

Registration Price and How to Register

The per-person registration price is $635 through Feb. 12 and $685 beginning Feb. 13.

Register Here

Sponsorship and Exhibitors

Associate Members are eligible to serve as sponsors and/or exhibitors to maximize the conference experience of the bankers attending. Click here to view sponsor information, and click here to view exhibitor information

Special thanks to our Platinum Sponsor:


Special thanks to our Emerald Sponsors:

Special thanks to our Gold Sponsor:

Special thanks to our Silver Sponsor:

Hotel Information

The conference will be at the King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, 201 Arnold Rd., St. Simons, GA 912.638.3631. To reserve a room, call 800.342.0212 and mention that you are with the Georgia Bankers Association to receive GBA’s special nightly rates: $151 (Resort View – Historical Building), $166 (Partial Oceanview), or $182 (Oceanfront). Rates are available three days before and after the conference dates based on availability. Room rate includes Wi-Fi in guest room, complimentary daily fitness center usage, and complimentary self-parking. The cut-off for reservations is Jan. 29, 2020, and rooms in the GBA block may sell out before that date. Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. A one-night charge will result for failure to show up for a confirmed reservation or for cancellation within 72 hours before arrival. Check-in time is 4 p.m. and check-out time is 11 a.m.

In the event that King and Prince reaches capacity, the resort recommends their sister property on the island, Home2 Suites by Hilton (105 Terminal Way, St. Simons, GA 31522), as an alternative option. Click here or call 912.638.0333 to make a reservation at the Home2 Suites.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations must be in writing and submitted to ShaKeya Snipes at ssnipes@gabankers.com by 5 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 19, to receive a refund. Substitutions are welcome at any time. Contact GBA’s Alison Moreau at 404.420.2034 or amoreau@gabankers.com with questions.

GBA Contact

Alison Moreau
Professional Development Manager