Smart Women In Banking Conference - Louisville

Don't miss this year's program! We have new topics and exciting speakers. This conference will focus on personal and professional change through career focus and empowered professional networking.

Seminar 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. local time. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast.

Hotel Reservations

Please call the Crowne Plaza for reservations (888) 233-9527 before the cut off date of July 17, 2017 and ask for the KBA room block. To make your reservations online please go to

8:30 - 9:00 AM Registration

9:00 - 9:05 AM Introductions

9:05 - 10:00 AM Speed Networking

10:00 - 11:00 AM SBS Hacker University

11:00 - 11:15 AM Networking Break

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM The State of Banking in Kentucky

12:15 - 1:15 PM Lunch

1:15 - 2:15 PM Art of Negotiation

2:15 - 2:30 PM Networking Break

2:30 - 4:00 PM Panel of Kentucky Women Bankers

Who Should Attend

All women who are involved in the banking industry.


Sarah S. Mattingly, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP is a member of Dinsmore's Corporate Department. She focuses her practice in the areas of commercial litigation and banking and finance law, including bankruptcy, foreclosure, workouts and secured transactions.

Sarah litigates on behalf of clients in both state and federal courts. Known for her understanding of commercial law, her cases range from bankruptcy matters to lender liability defense. Sarah's clients especially appreciate her continued communication, so they are always aware of the progress of their matters.

Jessica Newman, Forcht Bank is a 2006 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law. She has represented the interests of banks and other financial institutions her entire legal career. She was an associate at the Law Offices of Robert L. Brown, III in Corbin, and at Mapother & Mapother, P.S.C., in Lexington, worked as a solo practitioner in her hometown of Irvine for two years, then served as In-House Counsel for Forcht Bank, N.A., in Lexington for five years before starting her current role as Corporate Counsel for Hilliard Lyons in Louisville. Jessica is a past Chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the Kentucky Bar Association, is the current Vice Chair of the Corporate Counsel Section of the Bar, and has presented at several New Lawyer Training conferences as well as at the Kentucky Law Update on issues regarding bankruptcy and creditor/debtor relations.

Dr. Ashley Podhradsky, is an assistant professor and the Coordinator of MS in Information Assurance and Computer Security at Dakota State University (DSU). She previously worked at Drexel University and is also the Director of Training for BK Forensics, a cell phone forensics company. Dr. Podhradsky has an emphasis on incident prevention, detection, and response as the lead forensic investigator at SBS CyberSecurity (SBS), a premier cybersecurity consulting and audit firm dedicated to making a positive impact on the banking and financial services industry. With a focus on prevention, she assists institutions in understanding how malware and network compromises happen and educates employees against social engineering threats. When the unfortunate security incident does occur, Dr. Podhradsky helps institutions detect the threat and properly respond to reduce losses and manage the risk.

Kim Thiel, Vice President and Chief Credit Officer at Traditional Bank. She is responsible for the credit administration function including credit approval, credit policy, loan review, and portfolio risk management. She also sits on the Senior Loan Committee, Managed Assets Committee and Compliance Council.

Kim joined Traditional Bank in 2010 and has 14 years of diversified banking experience in commercial and consumer lending. Her roles have included lender, loan review, credit analysis, special assets, and portfolio administration.

A graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in business communication, Kim also completed the Graduate School of Banking at LSU.

Charles A. Vice was appointed commissioner of the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) effective Aug. 16, 2008. As the commissioner of DFI, Vice has responsibility for the regulatory oversight of all state-chartered financial institutions, which includes examinations, licensing of financial professionals, registration of securities and enforcement.

Vice currently serves in a national leadership role through the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), the nationwide organization representing state bank regulators. Vice serves on the executive committee as Immediate Past Chair. Vice also currently serves on the Federal Financial Institution Examination Council (FFIEC) Taskforce on Supervision, which oversees guidance regarding safety and soundness issues relating to bank examinations.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in the KBA office 7 business days prior to the scheduled program will be refunded in full. Registrants who do not show up to the program or send a substitute will be responsible for the entire registration fee. Due to commitments and expenses we cannot reverse, such as handouts, food, beverages, room rentals, speaker fees, etc., cancellations received less than 7 business days prior to the scheduled program are not refundable. Substitutions are welcome.
8/2/2017 - 8/2/2017
Crowne Plaza
830 Phillips Lane
Louisville, KY

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