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Jan. 8
Member $350 $390
Non-Member $700 $750

Registration fees include admission to the conference, breakfast, and lunch. 

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Thursday, March 16

9:00 a.m.

Welcome & Association Update
Lorrie Trogden, Arkansas Bankers Association
Latrecia Branch, Stone Bank

 9:30 a.m.

Trends in Arkansas Banking
Commissioner Susannah Marshall, Arkansas State Bank Department

Join us for an update on financial performance and industry-related issues for the year ahead from our state’s bank commissioner.

10:00 a.m.

Perspective from our Nation's Capitol 
Abby Truhart, American Bankers Association

Join us for a federal legislative update and an overview of how bankers can be most effective in their advocacy efforts. Learn how
Abby’s career in Washington in grassroots engagement, political action and direct lobbying on Capitol Hill helps AmBA educate lawmakers and staff on complex policies and legislative issues affecting America's banks and the communities they serve. 

10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
10:45 a.m.

Breaking Vases, Shattering Limitations
Dima Ghawi, Dima Ghawi LLC

Dima Ghawi’s story of personal transformation encourages audiences to confront and conquer internal limitations. As she recounts her own struggles and triumphs, her vulnerability and insight sparks light for attendees’ own journey of self-discovery. 
Dima dares individuals to examine their own internal limitations, such as the pursuit of perfection, the fear of failure or being judged. She then equips audience members with the tools and courage it takes to shatter those limitations and emerge as empowered individuals.  

12:00 p.m. Lunch 
1:00 p.m.

Advocating for Yourself
Adrienne L. Baker, Wright Lindsey Jennings
Anna Beth Gorman, Women's Foundation of Arkansas
Rosalind Mouser, Ramsey, Bridgforth, Robinson and Raley, LLP
Abby Truhart, American Bankers Association

Advocate for yourself by using positive negotiation skills! Across the business world and in numerous industries, there are many accomplished, talented, professional women. Banking is no exception – whether you’re a new manager, a seasoned professional, or an executive, your talents contribute to the success of your financial institution. 

Many times during our career, we will negotiate for either ourselves or our company. Whether you are advocating for a promotion, compensation or a job change, strong negotiation skills make the difference. Positive negotiation skills lead to greater confidence and success in our personal and professional lives.

During this interactive session, we will hear from professional women who have successfully negotiated a variety of situations and learn from their successes and challenges.

2:00 p.m. Snack Break
2:15 p.m.

Self-Defense: A Lifestyle That Can Save Your Life
Diana Strong, Diana Strong Empowers

This presentation will address security and safety measures to be put into effect immediately, that will create a safer workplace environment and dramatically increase personal protection and safety. Every attendee will leave with practical and CRITICAL applications to put in place IMMEDIATELY to maximize their personal protection, both in and out of their workplace.

3:15 p.m.

Power Woman in Banking Award Presentation
Sponsored by: Wright Lindsey Jennings

The ABA Power Woman in Banking Award celebrates a woman in banking who has made positive and substantial contributions to her industry, is active in the community, and goes the extra mile to promote and inspire women to reach their full potential. 

3:30 p.m.

                                            Hotel Information


Hilton Garden Inn Downtown                   Downtown Marriott Little Rock                                            

(501) 244-0044                                           (501) 906-4000

Group Rate: $139                                         Corporate Rate: $159

Group Code: 3197385                                 Corporate Code: A5698

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David AlexanderFarmers Bank & Trust Company
Paula ApplegetBank-Tec South
Rick BaileyUFS, LLC
Leslie BallentineCommunity First Trust Company
Larry Todd BarnesFarmers & Merchants Bank
Adrienne L. Baker
Wright Lindsey Jennings
Latrecia Branch
2022-2023 Emerging Leaders
Vice President
Dima Ghawi
Dima Ghawi LLC
Anna Beth Gorman
Women's Foundation of Arkansas
Rosalind Mouser
Ramsey, Bridgforth, Robinson and Raley, LLP
Commissioner Susannah Marshall
Arkansas State Bank Department


Diana Strong
Diana Strong Empowerment
Abby Truhart
American Bankers Association
Lorrie Trogden
Arkansas Bankers Association