ICBC's 51st Annual Convention - It's not our first rodeo, but it may be our best!
Wednesday-Friday, September 18-20, 2024
The Hythe, a Luxury Collection Resort, Vail, CO

Howdy y’all,

This isn't our first rodeo, but it may be our best! No ifs, ands, or bucks about it – Vail is where you need to be September 18-20, 2024!

Now in its 51st year, ICBC’s annual convention is a cornerstone for Colorado community banking. The convention is rich with actionable education sessions, entertaining special events, and a strong sense of community. Colorado community banking professionals gather for networking with content they can bring back to their institution and a chance to explore new vendor opportunities through our convention.

Registeration information and room reservation link available in July.

Sponsorship and exhibit information available now!  (ICBC members only) Reserve online or by completing and returning this information.

It's sure to be the granddaddy of them all!

2023 Convention Highlights

ICBC celebrated its 50th anniversary in September 2023 at The Hythe, Vail - Building on the past. Banking on the future. Thank you to our generous sponsors and to our exhibitors.

The celebration began on Wednesday with an annual favorite: the much anticipated golf scramble with plenty of mulligans to go around. To add to the mix, pickleball was enjoyed by more than a dozen new and seasoned players. To everyone’s delight, Bruno, a much sought after pickleball pro, was on hand to provide pointers and a little bit of competition.
The opening reception on Wednesday evening provided the opportunity to meet up with colleagues, vendors and get the first peek at the annual ICBC High School Scholarship auction.

The annual meeting started Thursday with the announcement of ICBC's 2023-24 officer slate. Congratulations to:
  • Randy Younger, President and CEO, First National Bank of Hugo, ICBC Chairman
  • Tom Ogaard, President and CEO, Native American Bank, ICBC President
  • Mike Hurst, President, Del Norte Bank. ICBC President-Elect
Enormous thank you’s and fond farewells were given to:
  • Kyle Heckman, President and CEO, Flatirons Bank, Past Chairman
  • Tony Perry, President and CEO, Park State Bank & Trust, District C
  • Jay Rickstrew, Chief Retail Officer, Alpine Bank, District D
for their service on the board.

A warm welcome was extended to newly elected district directors:
  • Kathryn Perry, Chief Lending Officer, Park State Bank & Trust, District B
  • Jeris Romeo, Market President, ANB Bank, District D
  • John Stelziede, Market President, Alpine Bank, District D
Rebeca Romero Rainey, President and CEO, ICBA, brought the annual meeting to a close with an industry update and an ICBA brief. 

Two general sessions rounded out the morning: Josh Davies, Aztec Software, brought down the house with his Back to the Future: Building on the Past for Future Success. Everyone enjoys a good book, and Christian Otteson, Otteson Shapiro and Adam Keefer, Piper Sandler, provided an engaging A Few New Pages for the Community Bank Playbook.

During lunch we recognized our four Graduate School of Banking at Colorado scholarship recipients:
  • Rusty Neesham, Yampa Valley Bank
  • Alexander Price, Citizens State Bank Ouray
  • Abby Tardiff, ANB Bank
  • Kyle Vanbrunschot, Alpine Bank
and our five high school scholarship recipients:
  • Samantha Courkamp
  • Kaden Franklin
  • Cyros Halandras
  • Madison Lovato
  • Anikah Roybal
We are excited to follow these young people on their individual journeys of academic success.

Following lunch, attendees were brought up to date about FedNow presented by Erik Van Bramer, Federal Reserve Bank. The remainder of Thursday afternoon was devoted to a series of learning sessions led by industry experts. Thank you to the individuals listed below for sharing their insights and expertise:
  • Anne Benigsen, Bankers' Bank of the West
  • Brian Blauser, FBI
  • Mike Field, NaviTurst
  • John Podvin, Otteson Shapiro
  • Jim Reber, ICBA Securities
  • Jessica Stutz, B:Side Capital and Tom Francis, InBank
Thursday evening was full of glitz, glam, and fun! The black tie optional event didn't disappoint and attendees were equally comfortable in diamonds and denim. Thank you to all the donors and bidders who made this year’s ICBC High School Scholarship auction a great success. A shoutout to the amazing committee members who pulled everything together. A champagne toast in honor of ICBC's past presidents and their service started out the festivities. Song Blast kept the evening going with their harmonizing vocals and audience participation. Truly a golden jubilee.

Friday - WOW! We were honored to hear compelling keynote presentations from the Honorable Michelle "Miki" Bowman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and Rebecca Romero Rainey, President and CEO of the Independent Community Bankers of America.

Enjoy these photos from our 2023 convention!