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FMS Friday Breakfast Meeting

November 14, 2014
7:30 AM to 10:00 AM
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Red Brick Station
8149 Honeygo Blvd.
White Marsh, MD 21236


Friday, November 14th Breakfast Meeting

Breakfast/ Registration/ Networking:  7:30 AM- 8AM

Basel III and Capital Formation Strategies:  8AM- 9AM

Compliance Topics:  Social Media, Vendor Management, and Appraisal Management:  9AM- 10AM

(2 HR CPE eligible)

Basel III and Capital Formation Strategies

In this session, the audience will learn the key provisions of Basel III’s final rulings and how they are expected to impact the region’s small and mid-sized banks. The near and medium-term impact to capital creation for banks and suggested implementation ideas will also be discussed.

David W. Swartz, Chair, Financial Institutions Group and Co-Chair, Corporate Finance and Capital Markets Group, Stevens & Lee, and Mark R. McCollom, Senior Managing Director and Co-Head, Financial Institutions Group, Griffin Financial Group

Compliance Topics: Social Media, Vendor Management, and Appraisal Management

Presentation by Jeffrey A. Harper, Executive Vice President, BSG Financial Group

Gain additional insight to what your financial institution could be facing in 2015 when the examiners come knocking.  Social media, vendor management, and illustrating independence with your mortgage appraisers remains a hot topic with many of the agencies.  Tools to help you stay a step ahead.  You will also glean information on calculating your Banking Compliance Index.  What will it cost your institution on a quarterly basis to keep up with regulatory changes?

Speaker Bios

Mark McCollom is a senior member of Griffin’s Financial Institutions Group where he provides merger and acquisition advisory, capital formation and strategic alternative services to bank executives, directors, stockholders and investors. Calling on his more than 20 years of experience as a senior financial executive in the banking industry, Mark works with both major and regional banks and thrifts, specialty lenders and asset managers.

Over the course of his career, Mark has coordinated the financial and operational aspects of more than 50 transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, asset sales, sale/leasebacks and debt and equity financing, with a combined transaction value in excess of $20 billion.

Prior to joining Griffin, Mark was Chief Financial Officer for Sovereign Bancorp, Inc. and Sovereign Bank, a financial institution with approximately $90 billion in assets and 12,000 team members with principal markets in the northeast United States. During his tenure at Sovereign, he was responsible for corporate strategy and development; the treasury, accounting and financial reporting functions; investor relations; management reporting; budgeting; corporate real estate; and tax. Prior to joining Sovereign, Mark was a senior corporate development officer at Meridian Bancorp and an auditor with Price Waterhouse.

A CPA, Mark is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a frequent speaker at banking industry conferences across the country. He serves in a leadership capacity in several nonprofit organizations.

Mark received a B.S., with high distinction, from The Pennsylvania State University. He is a licensed General Securities Principal

Dave W. Swartz is Co-Chair of Stevens & Lee's Corporate, Finance and Capital Markets Department. For over 30 years, he has focused his practice on the representation of public company clients in corporate matters, capital formation, securities law compliance, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, change-in-control and shareholder activism issues and corporate governance matters.

He has represented private and publicly traded financial institutions in more than 50 acquisitions involving banks, insurance and securities brokerage operations and registered investment advisors. He has served as counsel to the issuers in public and private capital markets transactions totaling more than $5 billion.

Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, J.D., cum laude , 1983;

Editor-in-Chief, Dickinson Law Review

Lebanon Valley College, B.A., cum laude, 1979

Jeffrey Harper, Executive Vice President, BSG Financial Group

Jeffrey A. Harper is a veteran of strategic planning. Prior to joining BSG Financial, he was a CPA for Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), as well as a vice president and commercial loan officer for both Crestar Bank (now SunTrust Bank) Richmond, VA and PNC Bank, Louisville. In addition, he served as executive vice president of business development for Strategic Resource Management, a consulting firm specializing in procurement services and benchmarking of expenses for financial institutions.  Jeff is responsible for identifying and qualifying industry partners to establish strategic alliances from New Jersey to Florida as well as Wisconsin and Michigan.  Jeff is a regular speaker at state banking association conferences and FMS Regional meetings.

Jeff attended James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA., where he earned a BA degree in accounting.  He is married and has 4 children and two grandchildren.  Jeff resides in Louisville, KY.


$20.00 Member Ticket

$30.00 Non Member Ticket