July 18, 2008
Directors Institute - The Role of the Modern Bank Director
Commissioner William S. Haraf will be making a presentation on the challenges facing the industry and California banking at the Western Independent Bankers Directors Institute workshop, The Role of the Modern Bank Director, which is co-sponsored by the California Independent Bankers. The one-day program will be held on August 15 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.
The workshop, led by John Oliver, Laurel Management Systems, focuses on the 10 Essentials of Great Governance. Rapid change, intense competition, and a challenging regulatory, economic and credit environment require bank board members to be even more diligent in their fiduciary responsibilities. This workshop is appropriate for both new and seasoned bank directors.
For more information on the workshop, please contact WIB at 415-352-2323 or visit http://www.wib.org/conferences__education/the_modern_bank_director_workshops/
Commission Haraf will also be speaking at the American Association of Bank Directors/Western Independent Bankers Annual Directors Conference on Nov. 6, in San Francisco. He will be part of a panel entitled "A Dialogue with the Regulators on Asset Quality" also featuring representatives of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. More information on this Annual Conference can be found at http://wib.org/conferences__education/directors_conference/index.html.