Banking Seminar Includes Regulator Panel, Fintech Developments, Marketing Compliance, Predictive Analytics

April 28, 2017 | dehs

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Thank you to all who joined us for the 11th Annual Davenport Evans Banking Seminar, Friday, April 28, at the beautiful new event center at The Country Club of Sioux Falls, formerly Westward Ho.

Banker attendance has continued to exceed our expectations.  The seminar began with a hot breakfast and a welcome and introductory remarks by Charles D. Gullickson. The day’s presentations began with Keith A. Gauer presenting on The ABCs of the OCC Fintech Charter Initiative, followed by The Road to Splitsville: What a Customer’s Divorce Means to Bankers, presented by Thomas M. Frankman and Rita M. Edwards.

Davenport Evans Banking Seminar Regulator PanelAfter a networking break, Charles Gullickson moderated a conversation with regulators and the South Dakota Bankers Association (SDBA), including James LaPierre, Regional Director, FDIC; Bret Afdahl, Director, South Dakota Division of Banking; Mark Rauzi, Vice President – Supervision, Regulation, and Credit, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis; and Curt Everson, President, South Dakota Bankers Association.

Next was a presentation on Marketing v. Compliance: 7 Steps to Helping Your Marketing Team and Compliance Staff Find Happiness Together, by Dixie K. Hieb and Ashlee A. Wendt.  This was followed by a Bonus Round of two presentations-in-brief. The first was on Website ADA Compliance: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Headed? from Tiffany M. Miller. The second, Foreclosure Pitfalls: Say What, I Can’t Sue the Guarantor? was presented by Robert E. Hayes.

After another break and introductions of the remaining Davenport Evans lawyers in attendance, lunch was served. Douglas J. Hajek introduced the keynote speaker, Dr. Thomas Brandenburger, Associate Professor, South Dakota State University and Consultant in Predictive Modeling for Consumer Lending. Dr. Brandenburger’s presentation was entitled, The Proof is in the Data – Why Predictive Analytics Matter to Bankers.

For information on these presentations, or to request a speaker from Davenport Evans, please contact Kristen Townsend at 605-357-1249 or

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is one of the State’s largest law firms. The firm’s attorneys provide business and litigation counsel to individuals and corporate clients in a variety of practice areas. For more information about Davenport Evans, visit

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