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May 06

Saltmarsh BankChat 2024

Join the Saltmarsh Bank Advisors and friends for networking and high-value training in beautiful Chattanooga, Tennessee! We'll meet in person to address important issues facing community bankers today.

This educational, interactive, and supportive event is appropriate for all risk management positions, including CROs, CCOs, Internal Auditors, Audit Liaisons, BSA or Compliance Officers or assistants, and Bank Directors. Special Sessions #1 and #2 are most appropriate for those whose primary responsibilities lie within those areas. Earn 14.5 CERP, 13.25 CRCM & 7.75 CAFP credits!

DoubleTree by Hilton Chattanooga Downtown
407 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
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May 06, 2024 09:00am - May 07, 2024 05:00pm

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$250.00 - $350.00

Agenda @ A Glance

Earn 14.5 CERP, 13.25 CRCM, 7.75 CAFP Credits!

Day 1: Monday, May 6

Special Session #1

AML/CFT in the Hot Seat: Prevent Enforcement Actions & Protect Profits

This special session will address challenges in complying with the basic pillar requirements and provide guidance and tools to keep you as efficient and effective as possible, and out of the regulatory crosshairs.

Main Session Topics - Day 1

  • Hidden Risks in the ACH Function (Risk Assessments)
  • Regulatory Update
  • Payments Risk Issues Panel
  • Trends & Expectations of Increasing Credit Risk in 2024
  • What Keeps You Up at Night? (Open Forum on Credit, Liquidity, AML, Regulatory Compliance & Operational Risks)

Banker's Happy Hour & Dinner

Join fellow attendees, Saltmarshians and other sponsoring vendors who are passionate about serving the industry for happy hour and a group dinner near the hotel on Monday, May 6th!

Day 2: Tuesday, May 7

Main Session Topics - Day 2

  • Coaching for Long Term Succession Planning
  • Fintech You Already Have & TPRM Challenges
  • Growing Pains: Increased Expectations for ERM, FDICIA, CRA, Fair Lending & BSA
  • Cost of Funds & Other Liquidity Issues
  • Loan Fraud Schemes & Red Flags
  • Fair Lending/Redlining Update

Special Session #2

Loan Compliance Boot Camp & Beyond

This special session will cover everything loan compliance and leave you ready to take on any compliance issue you face.

Registration Information

Fees go toward two days of sessions, lunch and refreshments. Breakfast is not included.




Standard Registration


Registration Ends 4/29/24 @ 11:30 pm CST

BankChat FAQs

All you need to know for a successful BankChat!

Hotel Accommodations

Enjoy the event even more by staying overnight with us at the DoubleTree Downtown! We have reserved a room block for Sunday, May 5, through Wednesday, May 8, for $149/night. Click here to book!

⭐ Book through our room block for a chance to win one free night at the DoubleTree during BankChat

One winner will be notified on Monday, April 29th.

CE Credits

ABA Professional Certifications is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of performance and ethics within the financial services industry. Saltmarsh BankChat 2024 has been approved for 14.5 CERP, 13.25 CRCM, 7.75 CAFP credits. This statement is not an endorsement of this program or its sponsor. Certified professionals will report these credits at

Cancellation Policy

If you are not able to attend, we recommend sending a substitution in your place. If a substitution is not possible, contact [email protected] for cancellation assistance. No refunds will be permitted for cancellations after April 5, 2024.

Presentation Materials

We'll provide presentation materials/slide decks electronically before the event. Saltmarsh will not be providing printed materials.

Who Should Attend BankChat?

Chief Risk Officers, Chief Compliance Officers, Internal Auditors, Audit Liaisons, BSA or Compliance Professionals & Bank Directors.

BankChat Facilitators

Learn more and connect with the talented facilitators leading BankChat!

Kristen Stogniew, Esq., CFE

Saltmarsh | Shareholder

Kristen is a banking compliance extraordinaire! She has more than 25 years of experience as a trusted advisor on legal, operational, and compliance concerns facing the industry.

Josh Strickland, CPA

Saltmarsh | Shareholder

Josh is an internal audit and loan review wizard. He also lends his expertise to banks on financial reporting issues, operation issues, mergers and acquisitions and strategic planning.

Paul Allen, CPA, CGMA

Saltmarsh | Director

Paul serves on the faculty of the banking schools for Florida Bankers, Tennessee Bankers, Iowa Bankers and more. As a banking guru, he frequently advises on credit risk, liquidity and succession planning.

Jason Keith, CIA, CISA

Saltmarsh | Senior Tech. Risk Consulting Manager

Jason is the go-to expert when it comes to highly regulated industries and consulting on security assessments, vulnerability testing, and other information security compliance services.

Melba Moody

Saltmarsh | Manager

Melba provides consulting in deposit operations and compliance, BSA, AML and OFAC compliance, and she also performs AML System validations and ACH reviews.

Michael Maricelli, CIA, CISA, AAP

Saltmarsh | Senior Consultant

Michael specializes in information security assessments, vulnerability and penetration testing, third-party risk management reviews, risk-based Nacha compliance audits and digital banking reviews.

Teri Rader, JM, CRCM

Saltmarsh | Senior Consultant

Teri began her career in 1994 and specializes in regulatory compliance, operations, project management and development of risk assessments, policies and procedures.

Michael Carpenter, CAMS, NCRM, NCCO

Ncontracts | VP Risk Management

An indispensable resource in helping bankers understand risk management, compliance, and effective third-party vendor management. His motivational approach empowers bankers to build stronger, more proactive and more resilient institutions.

Jamie Davis

Safe Systems, Inc. | VP Business Development

Since 2005, Jamie has been immersed in the realm of technology and information security, specializing in serving banks. He works with product managers, marketing, and sales teams to enhance the experiences for end users.

Ginger Devine, CRCM, CERP

Citizens First Bank | SVP/Senior Risk Officer

As a risk officer with a career spanning 25 years, Ginger's most important role is that of an advisor building and developing relationships to ensure a successful program is cultivated. 

Friends of Saltmarsh

Thank you to our friends for their support of Saltmarsh and this event!

Explore Chattanooga

Tucked between the mountains of Southeast Tennessee, along the beautiful Tennessee River.

Walnut Street Bridge & Coolidge Park

Erected in 1891, the Walnut St. Bridge is one of the world's longest pedestrian bridge. It connects downtown to the North Shore, Coolidge Park, and several shops and restaurants.

Tennessee Aquarium

Showcasing freshwater habitats from around the globe and magnificent sea creatures. The Tennessee Aquarium is home to over 10,000 animals, including macaroni penguins!

Lookout Mountain & Ruby Falls

Lookout Mountain rises 2,000 feet above sea level and is home to Rock City, Ruby Falls, the Incline Railway, and the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park.

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