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Senators Cardin, Toomey, FDIC Chairman McWilliams Join Slate of Speakers for CBA’s Washington Forum 


Senators Cardin, Toomey, FDIC Chairman McWilliams Join Slate of Speakers for CBA’s Washington Forum 

Lineup also includes Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC), OCC Acting Comptroller Paulson


WASHINGTON – Consumer Bankers Association this week announced Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chairman Ben Cardin (D-MD), Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Pat Toomey (R-PA), and FDIC Chairman Jelena Williams will join the slate of speakers for the first-ever CBA Washington Forum, a virtual event to be held on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, from 12-4 PM ET, offering a panoramic view of what’s to come both from regulators and Capitol Hill in “the new Washington, D.C.”


“With the start of a new Administration, new majority in Congress and a major shift in regulatory leadership, CBA’s Washington Forum speakers will provide unparalleled insight on what’s to come and what it all means for banks and the consumers and small businesses they serve,” said CBA President and CEO Richard Hunt. “Attendees will hear directly from those at the forefront of bank policy issues – chief regulators, Congressional banking leaders and industry experts – as we prepare for an aggressive, enforcement-heavy regulatory environment with potential legislative threats on the docket.”


CBA Washington Forum Featured Speakers Include:


  • Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chairman, Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs
  • Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Ranking Member, House Committee on Financial Services
  • Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), Chairman, House Financial Services Subcommittee on Consumer Protection & Financial Institutions
  • Jelena McWilliams, Chairman, FDIC
  • Blake Paulson, Acting Comptroller, OCC
  • Jonice Gray Tucker, Partner, Buckley LLP
  • Andrea Mitchell, Managing Partner, Mitchell Sandler LLC
  • Tony Alexis, Partner, Goodwin Proctor LLP
  • Amy Matsuo, Principal, KPMG LLP
  • Tony Hadley, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs & Public Policy, Experian
  • Bobby Thomson, Senior Vice President, Head of U.S. Government Relations, Visa
  • Richard Hunt, President & CEO, Consumer Bankers Association


*Additional speakers to be added in the coming weeks as programming is finalized.


The CBA Washington Forum will also cover the hottest topics in retail banking, including: Climate Change, Fair Lending (AI, Small Business Lending) and Credit Reporting, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Congressional Oversight on PPP and Payments Policy and more.


More information about CBA’s Washington Forum is available here and the hour-by-hour schedule is available here.


Media interested in attending should contact Lauren Bianchi at [email protected].




About the Consumer Bankers Association:

The Consumer Bankers Association represents America’s leading retail banks. We promote policies to create a stronger industry and economy. Established in 1919, CBA’s corporate member institutions account for 1.7 million jobs in America, extend roughly $4 trillion in consumer loans and provide $275 billion in small business loans annually. Follow us on Twitter @consumerbankers.


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